Guns & Freedom
This is a discussion on Guns & Freedom within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://reason.com/archives/2013/01/10/guns-and-freedom
To assure that no government would infringe the natural rights of anyone here, the Founders incorporated Jefferson's thesis underlying the Declaration into the Constitution ...
January 10th, 2013 10:12 AM
Guns & Freedom
"Absent our individual waiver" This is the key; the collective desire of the people cannot waive, or make obsolete, our individual rights.
To assure that no government would infringe the natural rights of anyone here, the Founders incorporated Jefferson's thesis underlying the Declaration into the Constitution and, with respect to self-defense, into the Second Amendment. As recently as two years ago, the Supreme Court recognized this when it held that the right to keep and bear arms in one's home is a pre-political individual right that only sovereign Americans can surrender and that the government cannot take from us, absent our individual waiver.
Even if there was a constitutional convention, and even if ⅔ voted in favor of the abolition of the 2nd amendment, it would not eliminate our rights; only on paper.
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"A heavily armed citizenry is not about overthrowing the government; it is about preventing the government from overthrowing liberty. A people stripped of their right of self defense is defenseless against their own government." -source
January 10th, 2013 10:26 AM
Let's all pick one of these anti gun, anti freedom progressive marxist and buy them a membership in the NRA. That would really make their day when the membership material arrived. And pick first freedom as the magazine of choice.
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.
The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.