posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 12:35 AM
reply to post by kaylaluv
I believe that once a weapon exists, all humans have an inherent right to possess them. That is the logic that our 2nd Amendment is predicated upon.
It is about belaying tyranny. It is not about letting you defend yourself (which is also recognized elsewhere, as if you have a right to life you
also have a right to defend that life).
The Bill of Rights is less about enumerating your rights, and the constitution is pretty clear when it says that any power not directly given is not
reserved for our government. When you add that thought with the fact that nothing in the constitution gives you rights, but rather limits the ability
of the government to supress those rights, then it is obvious what the purpose is: to make sure that whatever weapon our government may use against
us would be available to us as recourse against tyranny.
Do I think anyone would own a nuke? Not likely. Would something eventually happen? Absolutely. And who do you blame for this when it does
I would posit that we look in the mirror to place blame. We, as a species, had no right to bring such destruction upon ourselves. And if you have to
create laws (which will be ignored when expedient to any party) to prevent a behavior and make you feel safe, then you really don't have safety. You
have an illusion of safety. I mean, how many more times do you need to hear a retired General talking about the threat of suitcase nukes (or,
"snukes" on South Park
) before you get the picture: the threat is still there. And you are being told to just hold your breath and wait for
Is that the security and safety you are talking about?