posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 09:56 AM
What I find most bothersome is the inveterate refusal to discuss why the 2nd amendment exists to begin with.
The 1st amendment says:
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law
respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the
press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
The 2nd amendment is merely a buffer to the 1st. In order to secure the abilities in the first amendment, the founding fathers devised the 2nd
amendment which provides citizens with the physical means to intimidate government to fulfill their obligations.
The authors of the US constitution keenly understood the impotence of a constitution that doesn't provide a tangible safeguard to the execution of
it's articles. What government possessed in the countries which the migrants left was power, particularly in it's centralized form. Thus, the entree
constitution serves to diffuse power among the people, providing them basic rights of individual self determination and the means to defend those
The 2nd amendment has absolutely nothing to do with hunting. It's about offsetting the ambitions of men who seek the power to influence others.
Centralized government provides them with the military, economic, and propagandic power to undermine the libertarian principles ensconced in the 1st
amendment. The 2nd amendment, the bulwark of the 1st, is thus a continual source of frustration to those people with ambitions to shape society in the
ways they desire. Hence, any plot against the 2nd amendment ultimately serves to weaken ties to the 1st.
The uniqueness of the American experiment is in it's political constitution. Instead of subordinating people to an abstract "leviathan", the
American constitution makes an effort to spread the power, to empower the individual with political rights, to empower each citizen with the right to
bear arms; this is undoubtedly the source of the spirit of free enterprise and entrepreneurship which has made America such an economic and
technological force in the world. Conversely, centralization, radical democratization, subject people to the whims of whichever particular group
manages to secure power and impose it's agenda on the rest.