Originally posted by SloAnPainful
reply to post by TauCetixeta
It's not just Colorado, it's the whole country... Once the Second Amendment is taken away, all your rights will be taken away...
Best way to get a stranglehold on a country is to disarm them. That is IF they can pull it off, which I know they can't.
The kicker is that the inroad the tyrants have made involves painting weapon ownership, and the Second Amendment, as for "hunting and sport
Now... it doesn't take a great deal of critical thinking to quickly ask "well, geez, why isn't trapping and fishing in the second amendment?"
Because the 2d amendment isn't about hunting. It's not about sport shooting or target practice. It's about the right of the citizenry to arm itself
against a tyrannical government. That's exactly what it's about. Why else would it be there? I don't see an element of the bill of rights giving me
the right to trap a beaver.
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
government." (Thomas Jefferson Papers p. 334, 1950)
The Framers didn't include this right as the 2d amendment so we could hunt rabbits. They included it so we would have the means to topple a
and our fellow Americans are just watching Honey Booboo and MSNBC and FOX news and reality shows with a side dish of shopping channels. Eating up
commercials, going along to get along. Either cowards or lazy. You pick. Just take in the news they want to give you and go along to get along.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs, right? safety, security. And you're fine with the first tier of that. "Just don't kill me!" Nation of cowards, we're
building. Illiterate cowards.
Elections have consequences, gremlins.
Oh... and by the way: "well regulated" doesn't mean "governed by regulations" it meant, at the time of the writing, well disciplined and functioning
properly. This term has nothing to do with government oversight but to do with operating efficiently. Take a history class. From a non-marxist
history professor, if you can find one.
While the majority of this nation is laughing to John Stewart and Honey Booboo, some of us are actually on the front lines (not in Afg or elsewhere,
but here) standing on the wall for you. We hate you because you're too cowardly to stand up, but many of us took an oath. We will stand. We hate
most of you.
We see you at the grocery store, the electronics store. We watch you and realize you have no idea. You're oblivious. And you're oblivious because
we allow you to be. We resent you, but will protect you with our lives, and you'll never even acknowledge it between texts to your BFF.
You have no idea your rights are being stripped of you because we've stood for so long, and with such tenacity, between you and evil, that you have no
But once we've all laid down our lives, fighting for you, you will be slaves.
Reminds me of the Jimmy Kimmel vid I watched yesterday where some woman didn't know what sequester was and said "I dunno bout that I just voted for
him because he was black"
I'll save the commentary and just say you get the nation you deserve. Some of us are tired. Dog tired. We've fought for generations back to the
founding of this nation. We look at people like her and there is no laugh or cry, it's past that.
It's just: we've failed.
edit on 11-3-2013 by tangonine because: (no reason given)