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This is the strongest defense of the Second Amendment I have heard in a long time. It's a shame that we don't hear this coming out of Washington ...
Lawrence Hunter, Contributor
December 28, 2012
It is time the critics of the Second Amendment put up and repeal it, or shut up about violating it. Their efforts to disarm and short-arm Americans violate the U.S. Constitution in Merriam Webster’s first sense of the term—to “disregard” it.
Hard cases make bad law, which is why they are reserved for the Constitution, not left to the caprice of legislatures, the sophistry and casuistry of judges or the despotic rule making of the chief executive and his bureaucracy. And make no mistake, guns pose one of the hardest cases a free people confronts in the 21st century, a test of whether that people cherishes liberty above tyranny, values individual sovereignty above dependency on the state, and whether they dare any longer to live free.
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Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
I like Forbes. Definitely one of the better media outlets.
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks, I needed that.
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But can anyone in Congress read? They didn't read the Obamacare Bill, how likely are they to read this. How can you expect anything but a knee-jerk reaction from a bunch of jerks?
Another article that will never make it to the mainstream media!
"If you make something idiot proof, someone will make a better idiot."
It is refreshing to see that some people still understand the 2nd Amendment, and who aren't afraid to publish it.
Make no mistake, this isn't strictly about the right to arms and self-defense; it is the first obstacle in front of those who wish to enslave our entire population.
Bread and circuses, bread and circuses. Meanwhile, we march down the path of inevitable ruin
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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
Forbes is plenty mainstream.
Of all the absurd things I have ever written I like this one the most.
There is a solution but we are not Jedi... not yet.
We have deep thinkers and stinkers in this group that could come up with a solution...
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Very good article. Thanks for posting it.
Very good article, thank you for posting it.
It could be worse!
Great article thanks for sharing
"As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books."
That is a good article. I wish the whole thing would fit on my signature line.
SERIOUSLY, this is a special time when we all need to be on the same page, be proactive, write your legislator and make some noise, motivate others to do the same, encourage others to join a pro-gun group. Send out helpful links to others on your email list. Doing our part now, will save us from regrets and sorrow later.
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
Enjoyed the post...
In summary from the article: 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.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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