It is the duty and responsibility of every citizen to stand up for our God-given or, if you prefer, natural rights. This includes our elected local officials. Our Marco Island city councilors work for us, not the other way around!
We must demand that they honor their solemn oath of office: “I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and will obey the laws of the United States and of the State of Florida. That I will, in all respects, observe the provisions of the Charter and the Ordinances of the City of Marco Island, and will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of City Council.”
Should any Marco Island councilor be unwilling to uphold this oath, there is only one path: if he is a man of honor and integrity, he will resign. The issue at hand is the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which is very simple and clear. The courts have held that “the well regulated militia” to which it refers is you and I, as individuals, and “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The right to bear arms is a natural inherent right and not granted by the government.
It is time to act before our federal government attempts to limit this crucial right. Sincerely commend and thank the Marco Island City Councilors who have the integrity to honor their oath; and encourage those who cannot to resign!
Marco Island Resident