(WATCH) NC Sheriff’s Deputy Tripp Kester Defends “God-Given” Second Amendment Rights, Receives Standing Ovation
Every once in awhile you hear a speech given in lay terms, and not by some great orator, that moves the people and incites their passions on a subject.
Tripp Kester just gave one of those speeches Tuesday evening before the Davidson County Board of Commissioners. His strong stance on his position to uphold his oath and defend The United States Constitution had many of those in attendance on their feet with a loud standing ovation.
Kester started out after introducing himself… “The Constitution needs no explanation. It’s been enforced for several hundred years now. It’s easy to understand. It says what it means, and means what it says. And the last time I read the Declaration of Independence, it specifically reminds all of us that we’re endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, which means God-given. Among these, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
“And that governments are instituted among men specifically to secure our God-given rights. And it says when government becomes destructive to these ends. Meaning that they go above and beyond trying to secure our liberties and trying to take them — it’s the right of the people to alter or abolish that government, either by voting or ultimately, God forbid, to use our Second Amendment rights to protect ourselves from tyranny.”
“Publicly demonstrate to us that you’re willing to uphold and honor the same oath I took when I put my hand on God’s Word and held my other hand up to Him and swore that I’d give my life to defend that Constitution,” Tripp continued.
I think our favorite part was when he said “not trying to be disrespectful, but regardless of what you all do or don’t do, I’m not going to enforce an unconstitutional law.”
After a unanimous vote, Tripp Kester’s county Board of Commissioners passed the resolution to become a Second Amendment sanctuary