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An Answer About The 2nd Amendment

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americaslasthope1775 August 25. (to John Randolph). “I am sincerely one of those [who still wish for reunion with their parent country], and would rather be in dependance on Great Britain, properly limited, than on any nation upon earth, or than on no nation. But I am one of those too who rather than submit to the right of legislating for us assumed by the British parliament…would lend my hand to sink the whole island in the ocean.”

This is a response to Denae’s question about the 2nd Amendment: The 2nd Amendment was drawn up specifically to deal with the issue of tyranny. You don’t fight a war of independence because the King says we can’t hunt quail anymore. Personally, I lean towards being a vegetarian. But that is another story. Why was there an American Revolution?

In order for a state to be free, the lessons that they learned as that the people being informed and armed was necessary. Whether a gun holds 1 round or 20 is simply a matter of style.  No different than if a journalist today reporting on the internet.  Reporters can be a valuable resource for an open and free government/society. But as we know, newspapers, radio, TV, etc… can be used for the negative too. The average reporter probably doesn’t care all that much. Other reporters will have an agenda. Others are idealists. But if they don’t do as their editors tell them, they are out of a job. This is why critical thinking skills and in the matter of spiritual warfare, discernment is important.

Pull up a copy of the Declaration of Independence on the web (or a pocket Constitution from the Cato Institute would be nice). As you read through it, notice the list of abuses by the King? Jefferson is spelling out the rationale for why they are declaring their independence.  BTW, those old guys would have loved the internet. Not every single thing. But they would support its existence wholeheartedly. Thomas Jefferson would never stop answering his email and James Madison would be constantly printing stuff off for his files.

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.” James Madison, Constitutional Convention, Max Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. 1

As for me, I have a background in both newspapers and TV. I am totally cool with doing radio too mainly as a producer. I have a deep love for film. As a child, I shot my great-grandfather’s guns. I have relatives who are World War II vets. Guns are a tool, not a toy nor some voodoo stuff. Some people are careless and others swear they are possessed. I just know to keep the finger off the trigger until I’m ready to fire and don’t aim at something you don’t intend to hit.

Written by chrisforliberty

February 8, 2013 at 3:23 am

Posted in Politics, U.S. History

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