I can now count myself among the 18-33% of Americans who have actually read the entire document.
Some interesting observations:
*The Constitution supports gun control. Amendment II is not about protecting hobbyists. Nor is it even about allowing people to fortify their castle
and protect their family, at least not primarily so.
The exact wording of the amendment is "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and
bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
This isn't saying there should be a firearms free for all and that a citizen should be able to own any type of weapon they want no matter what. What
it's saying is that the state shouldn't have a monopoly on fire power because there needs to be a check against tyranny.
*The first sentence of the Constitution makes a framework for socialism. Quote: "We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare
, and secure the blessings of
Liberty to ourselves and to Posterity..."
This is specifically stating that the government of this country has some duty to create some kind of safety net for the less fortunate. The framers
would have found the idea of a socially Darwinian laissez-faire economy to be disagreeable if not downright deplorable. You might argue that they are
saying that private charity is what they mean, but I would disagree because the Constitution's purpose is to define the responsibilities of the
*In order for a state to secede, according to the Articles of Confederation, not only would its exit have to be approved by Congress, it would have to
be approved by every single other state.
Personally I disagree with this because in my opinion it makes the idea that a state is a sovereign entity void and meaningless, but this is what the
Articles of Confederation say. It would take an alteration of the document or a nationwide loss of faith in the Union for secession of a state to be a
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