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Bad governance?

30 November 2012, 10:39

Very recently a SAGA trustee resigned according to him due to bad governance. If true this is unforgivable and surely any organisation that has had such allegations and accusations made public owes the members at the very least an investigation. There is quite obviously a problem perceived by at least on trustee and possibly others who did not speak out.

It is not any secret that SAGA has lost huge numbers of members and this can only point to dissatisfaction with the organisation. As yet SAGA has made no attempt to identify what the cause of this dissatisfaction is and appears to be totally opposed to any suggestions or comments about its direction and past performance. Yet is it must be obvious that the members who left were dissatisfied with many aspects of the organisations' policy and conduct. Many have spoken up in the past only to be silenced by an unwillingness to listen and examine that is best described by arrogance.

While the SAGA mandate and SAGA advertising claims that the organisation protects firearm owners rights. It is apparent that the only rights SAGA has protected and collaborated with are those of government to make unjustified and oppressive laws which remove firearm owners rights.

It must be quite obvious to all members that an organisation that seeks only to help implement an unjustified oppressive law is not serving members interests and rights. It must come as no surprise then to SAGA that members perceived that their natural right to self-defence and firearm ownership was being infringed by unjustified gun control laws which are oppressive of law-abiding citizens for absolutely no provable reason.

We would not dare to register, track or force the most vile of convicted criminals, paedophiles, to undergo such gross infringement of their rights. Yet firearm organisations are happy to help government implement unjustified and useless laws which infringe the rights of law-abiding citizens who want to own a firearm.

The natural law of self-defence is sacrosanct and nothing makes this more clear than Sir William Blackstone and St George Tucker which is entrenched in our inherited law. The right to keep and bear arms is a natural right of individuals under the theory of democratic government. This was the considered understanding and intent of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution and was a long-established principle of English common law. The US founding fathers deliberated on a great amount of research before writing the very best constitution in the world. The bill of rights places the right to bear arms second only to God that is how important it was thought to be by the great minds who wrote the best constitution of all time.

We should learn a lesson from the great works of those who were at pains to ensure citizens would be able to defend themselves from the bully, criminal and oppressor and guard and protect this right. A natural right which has never been disputed as the right of the individual to protect themselves from all who would do them harm including government.

Citizens cannot abdicate this duty or consider the courts of Law can be relied on to guarantee their rights. It is up to each and everyone of us as we are expected to voice an objection and to show dissatisfaction and displeasure with any law that infringes our natural rights. Our rights can neither be given nor taken by any law unless we foolishly give our permission by not objecting.

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