posted on Feb, 15 2008 @ 10:58 PM
Originally posted by kyred
...I believe we should all be able to have state of the art automatic weapons at our disposal so we can form a militia in case of illegal goverment
intervention in our contitiutional rights...
This is precisely why the 2nd Amendment exists.
We're already complacent enough, as long as we have a remote in one hand, and a beer in the other. The emerging situation certainly creates a
perceived justification for the disarmament of the American population. Uhhhg... Just typing that brings a certain Ben Franklin quote to mind... The
security of the 2nd amendment, in my opinion, should be paramount in the minds of Americans at this moment. Conceivably, our future, our very way of
life could be in a very precarious position, hinging on our right to keep and bear arms. Once we give that right up, we truly become human livestock.
Frankly, we, as Americans should be ashamed of ourselves for allowing this country, our society, to apathetically decay to a state where we would not
even notice the atrocious consolidation of power within the government, much less stand up do anything about it. I believe the appropriate phrase
here is "By the people, for the people". Once we're stripped of the right to keep and bear arms (or give it up), we the people, officially concede
our position as the ultimate authority concerning the governing of this nation. Those in a position to do so, may then proceed, unimpeded, to pursue
their own agenda, at our expense.
I for one, am amazed at my own complacency.