Better Than … the ‘Bill of Rights’ – Second Amendment: No Slavery Legacy

Go Lean Commentary

We – the movement behind the book Go Lean…Caribbean, a roadmap for the introduction of the Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU) – said we were going to break-down the BIG FAT LIE and ascertain the truth of the “masterpiece” of the American Bill of Rights. Here we go:

The “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” with its laissez-fare attitudes towards gun ownership and stockpiling of lethal weapons is not a positive attribute.

It is Bad … for America, and the its role-modeling for the rest of the world.

“Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter”. This was the clear warning from a previous blog-commentary from June 23, 2018:

Title: ‘Time to Go’ – Mandatory Guns: “Say it Ain’t So”
For our American counterparts, this [statement] is apropos: “Live by the Gun; Die by the Gun”.

Consider the recent school shootings and mass shootings, is there any doubt to the fulfillment of these words: America and guns go hand in hand.

Here’s proof! [There is] this town in Georgia [that] tried to mandate that every home own a gun. …

    Say it Ain’t So! Is this the life that Caribbean people want? It should not be!

Yet, we are losing so many of our people to this eventuality. Our people leave due to “Push and Pull” reasons. “Push” refers to the societal defects in the Caribbean that moves people to want to get way; and “pull” factors refer to the impressions and perceptions that America is better. Surely a mandatory gun culture is not better!

The purpose of this commentary is to relate two strong points of contention:

  • We need to dissuade the high emigration rates of Caribbean citizens to the American homeland.
  • We need to encourage the Caribbean Diaspora to repatriate back to their ancestral homeland.

… Despite all the efforts to change this disposition, America’s consistency with guns continue, even now to the point that some communities want to mandate that every household have a gun. This is not the case in the Caribbean … if only, we can “prosper where planted” there.

Yes, we can!

… underlying the Second Amendment (of the US Constitution) is the white supremacy defect. This ignominious Second Amendment is a product of the previous Slave Culture, as one original motivation in 1791 was to suppress insurrection, allegedly including slave revolts [60][61][62]. A previous blog-commentary entitled 10 Things We Want from the US and 10 Things We Don’t Want from the US detailed this rationale:

  1. The “right to bear arms” has a personal application beyond the country’s entitlement to maintain a militia. This “right” has been interpreted in a manner in which any normal “man” can get possession of guns and other armament. This proliferation of guns in society results in the highest rate of gun violence in the world, even an unconscionable rate of school shootings.The Go Lean roadmap purports that this status has also caused discord – a gross abuse and availability of illegal guns – in bordering communities of Mexico, and Caribbean states of the Bahamas, and the DR. This propels our gun-related crime.

The US still has some societal defects – racism and Crony-Capitalism for example – that are so imbrued that they are tied to the country’s DNA. This is why the Go Lean movement posits that it is easier to effect change at home in the Caribbean, than in the foreign country of the US.

The Bill of Rights sounds so altruistic, but when we break it down, we find that it was perpetuating some of darkest motives of the human experience: like Slavery and the African experience in the New World.

The US Constitution made this possible – how else could a small number of slave masters dominate a large population of slaves on a plantation – it permitted it; normalized it and glorified it. Surely any fruit from such a rotten tree must itself be:


Do you still think that US Constitution and/or Bill of Rights is a masterpiece?

This is the continuation – 2 of 6 – of the November 2019 series from the movement behind the book Go Lean…Caribbean. Each month, we publish a series of teaching commentaries – as a supplement to the 2013 book. This month, we are examining the thesis that we, in the Caribbean, can be Better Than America, in words (law) and in action. As we analyze the American Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment, we realize that any jurisprudence without a motivation to maintain an evil institution like slavery already stands above the flaws of the US Constitution. The Judeo-Christion origins of the US Constitution belies the teachings of its founder – Jesus Christ – who taught that institutions must be built on solid moral foundations. This was clearly absent in the US historicity. The full catalog of this series is detailed as follows:

  1. Better than the Bill of Rights: First Amendment
  2. Better than the Bill of Rights: Second Amendment
  3. Better than the Bill of Rights: Third & Fourth Amendments
  4. Better than the Bill of Rights: Fifth & Sixth Amendments
  5. Better than the Bill of Rights: Seventh & Eighth Amendments
  6. Better than the Bill of Rights: Ninth & Tenth Amendments

As this series refers to the need for a comprehensive roadmap for elevating the societal engines – economics, security and governance – of the 30 Caribbean member-states, we are reminded that we can easily implement common-sense gun-controls and restrict the availability of lethal weapons and our citizens access to them. We can do better than America’s experiences – we do not have the Slavery legacy to protect. We can codify our own Constitutional provisions with better than this faulty language:

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.[93]

To do better than our American counterpart would encompass doing “whatever it takes” to keep our people safe; to monitor and mitigate against any and all perceived threats, foreign or domestic. We need common sense gun regulations. This is the epitome of the Social Contract, “where citizens surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority of the State in exchange for protection of remaining natural and legal rights”.

The Go Lean book provides 370 pages of roadmap details on the security and justice mandates to elevate our society; this includes the community ethos (attitudes and values) that we need to adopt, plus the executions of strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies to better secure the Caribbean homeland. Yes, the roadmap details “how” our region’s reboot can reform and transform the societal engines to provide better protections and gun control. This is the actual title of one advocacy in the Go Lean book. Consider the specific plans, excerpts and headlines here from Page 179, entitled:

10 Ways to Improve Gun Control

1 Lean-in for the Caribbean Single Market
The [CU] treaty allows for the unification of the region into one market of 42 million people across 30 member-states, thereby creating an economic zone to promote and protect the interest of the member-states. In addition, the treaty calls for a collective security pact to ensure homeland security and assuage against systemic threats. The CU will elevate and consolidate the registration, gun-permitting process to regional oversight. The goal is to apply learned-lessons from the US example. For Third World countries, as most of the CU apply, undisciplined gun use affect the Failed-State indicator: Criminalization / De-Legitimization of the State. The CU’s mandate is to manage the image and reality of Failed-States.
2 Background Checks
It’s a best practice to restrain certain aspects of the population access to guns (felons, defendants on bail, targets of restraining orders). This includes gun purchasing and ownership. So the CU Gun Registration regulation (within CariPol) will enforce strict background checks for ALL purchases: retail, wholesale and private-party. This regulation will also be post-reactive in the event a CU resident becomes a subject of legal/police action so as to suspend their gun rights.
3 Ballistics Testing
The CU will extend gun registration/regulation beyond our American neighbors. To facilitate subsequent investigation of gun crimes, every registered gun must complete ballistic tests and the results must be on (computer) file at CariPol.
4 Mental Illness Data
It is a public safety best practice to restrict gun ownership to anyone with documented mental illness. Again, the CU will extend the regulation beyond the American model and include mental health treatments and psychotropic prescriptions.
5 Intelligence Gathering and Big Data Analysis
6 United States (FBI / ATF) Coordination
7 Private Security Bodyguards
8 Private First Responders / Bounty Hunters
9 Gun Buybacks
The CU will maintain a constant program for anonymous gun “buybacks”. These endeavors will be funded with CU funds and coordinated with not-for-profit foundations. The acquired guns will all be registered, for serial numbers and ballistic testing results, and then destroyed; unless needed for legal prosecutions.
10 Public Relations / Anti-Bullying Campaign

There have been a number of blog-commentaries by the Go Lean movement that highlighted the eco-system of common sense gun control and regulations; see a sample list here: Sad: Caribbean Diaspora Tragedy with the American Gun Culture Observing the Change … with Guns School Shootings ‘R’ Us – 11 in 23 Days ‘Pulled’ – Despite American Guns “Must Love Dogs”  – Providing K9 Solutions for Better Gun Security Accede the Caribbean Arrest Treaty Boston Bombing Anniversary – Learning Lessons Model: Shots-Fired Monitoring – Securing the Homeland

Many Caribbean people have fled their homeland seeking refuge in the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave”; some of them have lost their life as a tragic consequence.

This reasoning is why the Go Lean movement have repeatedly urged Caribbean people to Stay Home and/or Return Home. Our motivation is logical, practical and methodical; (also see Appendix VIDEO below as it relates the currency of “Guns and Race” in America still):

We can more effectively effect change here in the homeland, than trying to reform or transform a foreign destination … that was specifically designed for the suppression of Black-and-Brown people.

Yes, we can be Better Than America by building up our Caribbean homeland. It is conceivable, believable and achievable that we can make our homeland a better place to live, work and play. 🙂

About the Book
The book Go Lean…Caribbean serves as a roadmap for the introduction and implementation of the technocratic Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU), for the elevation of Caribbean society – for all member-states. This CU/Go Lean roadmap has these 3 prime directives:

  • Optimization of the economic engines in order to grow the regional economy to $800 Billion & create 2.2 million new jobs.
  • Establishment of a security apparatus to ensure public safety and protect the resultant economic engines.
  • Improve Caribbean governance to support these engines, including a separation-of-powers between the member-states and CU federal agencies.

The Go Lean book provides 370-pages of turn-by-turn instructions on “how” to adopt new community ethos, plus the strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies to execute so as to reboot, reform and transform the societal engines of Caribbean society.

Download the free e-Book of Go Lean … Caribbean – now!

Who We Are
The movement behind the Go Lean book – a non-partisan, apolitical, religiously-neutral Community Development Foundation chartered for the purpose of empowering and re-booting economic engines – stresses that reforming and transforming the Caribbean societal engines must be a regional pursuit. This was an early motivation for the roadmap, as pronounced in the opening Declaration of Interdependence (Pages 12 – 13):

xi. Whereas all men are entitled to the benefits of good governance in a free society, “new guards” must be enacted to dissuade the emergence of incompetence, corruption, nepotism and cronyism at the peril of the people’s best interest. The Federation must guarantee the executions of a social contract between government and the governed.

xvi. Whereas security of our homeland is inextricably linked to prosperity of the homeland, the economic and security interest of the region needs to be aligned under the same governance. Since economic crimes … can imperil the functioning of the wheels of commerce for all the citizenry, the accedence of this Federation must equip the security apparatus with the tools and techniques for predictive and proactive interdictions.

xxiv. Whereas a free market economy can be induced and spurred for continuous progress, the Federation must install the controls to better manage aspects of the economy: jobs, inflation, savings rate, investments and other economic principles. Thereby attracting direct foreign investment because of the stability and vibrancy of our economy.

Sign the petition to lean-in for this roadmap for the Caribbean Union Trade Federation. 


APPENDIX VIDEO – Reassessing the Same Old Debate on Gun Control: The Daily Show –

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Published on Oct 9, 2017 – In the aftermath of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Neal Brennan explains why the debate over gun control in the U.S. needs to change.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11/10c on Comedy Central.

  • Category: Comedy
  • License: Standard YouTube License
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