"Article 9: (b) Forming military militias outside the framework of the armed forces is banned. "
So, if, as was gleefully reported by "Mike" the Army sharpshooter on the Laura Ingrahm show today, the only point of creating an Iraqi "democracy" is to "give freedom of choice"--even if it means they "vote for a monarchy"--then the right to bear arms is no longer relevant.
We are right back to making Democracy a god.
The Protestant belief of old--from the Reformers to the Puritans--founded our nation on the natural and Biblical right of self-defense--even if that meant self-defense from our own government. Such a doctrine is absent in Iraq.
That is scary. They could collapse back into a tyranny without any means to protect themselves.
But what is more scary is their lack of a Gospel culture: they have no theological or ideological underpinning to stand-up against tyrants.
Let's face it, they're voting in Socialism--if not outright Communism--so they are already under a form of tyranny.
Pray for them--and pray for us.