Originally posted by ItsTheQuestion
While I would never suggest repealing the Second Amendment, I ask what it is about that Right that you are proud of? What does it mean to
To me, the 2nd Amendment (& other Rights enumerated by the Supreme Court that originally were not specifically listed in the Bill of Rights, such as
the Right to Travel Freely) means that the People have the Natural Right to do any damn thing they please...Not just Americans, but all human
The only restriction is one's own sense of responsibility: Meaning, as long as nobody violates the equal Rights
of others, that's self
responsibility: When Rights are violated, that's where "due process of Law" comes in.
That's exactly what all
Natural Rights mean. In the case of the 2nd Amendment, firearms are to be used for hunting (getting food) & defense of
self & property (from crime/criminals)...Even defense from the government if necessary. When you consider the 2nd Amendment a little more deeply, it
can be seen that it's also the last defense for all other Rights
The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, second only to the Laws of Nature as Set Forth by the Creator...Certainly something for an American
to be proud of, because no other nation throughout the whole history of human civilization had ever established their government quite this way.
Originally posted by ItsTheQuestion
I have no problem with guns, per se, but to celebrate their effect on men? Have you ever been the victim of a random shooting? Have you ever
shot someone? Has anyone ever pointed a gun at your head? Yeah, that does make everyone "equal." But, surely there's things about our great
nation that you love more than this?
But when you consider all of the Unconstitutional restrictions on gun ownership enforced by the government, you also have to ask another question: If
all of the people in the situations you described were armed right from the start, would any of them be more or less likely to have been put into the
position of "victim" at all?
History shows that, the more governments restrict weapon ownership among the population, crime goes up & the government is more likely to commit
massacres on the people.
There are also numerous examples in cities all across America where, when gun ownership is restricted only to the extent of personal responsibility,
violent crime statistics drop...When an armed criminal has to guess whether his next "victim" is armed or not, he'll tend to have second thoughts
about committing the crime at all: Because he knows that he could be facing the equal risk as his victim would of sustaining serious injury or
Originally posted by Zerbst
we are not our government! as much as we like to believe we have control, or at least a say, in what our government can and cannot do, WE DO NOT
HAVE! i personally believe that the one power we did have, in our ability to vote, is now gone too.
As I've stated in my very first post in this thread, we still have that power
...We merely need to realize that the only power government has
is what power we consent to give them. That's the key...They cannot govern us without our consent, because we outnumber them millions-to-one. The
problem is that most people have either forgotten (or been tricked into forgetting) the truth that the power has always originated with the people.
The Preamble in the Declaration of Independence
shows us that the power resides in
the People & the Preamble of the Constitution
shows us that the People establish the government &
the People can take command of it at any time they choose...That's the Supreme Law of the Land & it must also remain in force even after
People otherwise make the government re-conform to it.