2010 Canadidates – Jaynee Germond – Oregon Congressional District 4

I am Jaynee Germond, a law abiding conservative Constitutionalist. I carry the Constitution with me at all times and refer to it frequently. It’s been said that, “The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the other of the bill of rights”. I believe more of the Constitution is being ignored, more often.

In its original writing, the 2nd Amendment took only 27 words. (A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)

Over decades & decades, our city, state and federal legislators have spent untold time and energy in the attempt to interpret these 27 words in a way to remove this right from the law-abiding citizen. In some places, this endeavor has succeeded but with all their effort, those legislators have not succeeded in removing guns from the criminals, and they never will!
Currently, most states have concealed handgun permits (at least in theory), but that ‘goes against the grain’ with me. I feel that concealment permits are unconstitutional. According to the Bill of Rights, we have a right to bear arms. A permit is permission, a privilege to do what the Constitution already affirms as a God-given right and a right the criminals apply every day in spite of laws.

Another argument for gun rights is this: our troops are all over the world, but not on our borders. In the event of an invasion, we, the law-abiding gun owners of America, are the first line of defense. George Mason said, “I ask you, who are the militia?  We are the militia. I say that they consist of the whole people, except a few public officers.”

We need to remind any potential invader of what Yamamoto (the famous Japanese Admiral that planned Pearl Harbor) said, “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” With law enforcement being hit with cuts, and the Supreme court affirming that Law Enforcement Officers have no obligation to protect individuals (Bowers v. DeVito, (1982), we have a right and a responsibility to protect ourselves and our families.
If elected as your representative in Congress,

I promise to fight for the gun rights and those other rights that are now under threat. We have a God-given right and a responsibility, to protect our families and ourselves, not only from intrusion, but also from tyrannical governments. The law of the land, the Constitution says so.