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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
It's a very sad day when the Constitution, the very standard of our country, is thought of as archaic and irrelevant.
If we do not understand the rights we are losing they will be gone forever, never to be ressurrected. The time of quiet complacency is over, we the people must understand what is being done to us.
I am of the belief that what we are witnessing is no dry run, actions taken now in New Orleans will have long lasting implications as it is the only real world example we have of such a major catastrophe.
What happens now will set the standard for what is deemed "neccesary and lawfull" the next time somthing major like this happens. Americans are a community oriented people and as long as the majority opinion is in favor of an action or law it will go fairly unquestioned. The disarming of citizens makes every sense to the average American as it has been explained rationaly by the talking heads of the corporate news networks.
We are seeing the emergence of the NeoCon's new Amerika, a land in which our rights and our very constitution are outdated ideals of a naive time long since passed.
We, as citizens of the free and democratic nation of America, are being brainwashed.
Our children are taught lies in their schools
The Constitution was never meant to be a sacred object, placed on display behind bulletproof glass and a velvet rope. it was meant to be a living document, brought into practice on a daily basis, to be the standard by which all laws and actions are compared.
as posted by ShadowFlux
We are seeing the emergence of the NeoCon's new Amerika, a land in which our rights and our very constitution are outdated ideals of a naive time long since passed. We are told that we have no need for our weapons because there is no government threatening our existence. We're told we are safe because our overgrown extremely distant government is protecting us from the unseen threat, having failed in bringing us hope, they have given us fear.
But Kerry is right about one thing: his Democratic Party is not the party of the NRA and Second Amendment rights. When you see Bill or Hillary Clinton or John Kerry carrying a shotgun, remember that their target is not some poor duck or pheasant. Their target is you.
Democrats might pretend to be gun-friendly to win your vote, but every vote for any Democrat empowers the gun grabbers and controllers. Just as you would be wary of Greeks bearing gifts (like the Trojan Horse), beware of any Democrat bearing arms in a publicity stunt...
Originally by UofCinLA
"Fast forward 200 years - we have police with mega horsepower cars, we have Safeway's and highway banditry is basically gone. So too is the swift and public deliverance of justice. You really so upset that the arms thing is a big deal?? Life is a cakewalk compared to when the right was granted and should be looked at, I mean come on there were idiots shooting up the rescue choppers."
Originally by UofCinLA
Would someone also care to explain how worse off we are now?? I mean I can get a public education, get a job, start a business, buy toys, ski the Alps and many other things that are very hard to come by in many other countries and again, contrast this to the way of life when the Constitution was enacted. Like I said, times change people and really folks, life here ain't so bad if you actually stop and smell the roses....