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Poth Page: To the citizens of Poth and beyond
At our April meeting, the city of Poth passed Ordinance 041513. It is extremely simple and easy to read. It is only two pages. It is an ordinance that I could have never imagined we would ever need to write. It is an ordinance that protects our God-given rights. It is an ordinance that protects our constitutional rights. It is an ordinance that is not a Republican or Democrat value, it is an American value.
The city of Poth passed an ordinance that protects our Second, Fourth, Ninth, and 10th Amendments. It protects the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It protects the constitutional right against unreasonable searches and seizures.
I could offer up my opinions on the gun debate, but I believe it is best summed up by our Founding Fathers.
Thomas Jefferson said, “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
Benjamin Franklin stated, “Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.”
George Washington believed that “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.”
James Madison understood: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed -- unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
George Mason thought, “To disarm the people -- that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
Samuel Adams spoke, “The Constitution shall never be construed ... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
Alexander Hamilton wrote, “The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
There are hundreds of more quotes and writings from our Founding Fathers just like these.
When we took office as mayor and city councilmen, we took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did every other elected official in our great country. This ordinance will protect and defend the constitutional rights of every citizen in Poth. This same ordinance was passed in the city of Gonzales. HB 1076, the “Firearms Protection Act,” is currently filed within the Texas House of Representatives.
I urge you to bring this ordinance to other cities, counties, and states.
Travis Pruski is the mayor of Poth.
Read more about the council’s actions on page 1A.
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