Wendy60 wrote: The neoconservatives are the reason why Boehner is not putting up a fight. The neocons do the thinking for the Republican leadership on all matters of strategy and morality in politics. Boehner wouldn't take a dump if the neocons told him not to, and if they told him to do so, he would strain for hours. Neocons want tax increases, because paying higher taxes is a sacrifice. Neocons believe that the little people have to be forced into sacrificing for the "collective self," i.e., the state, because that is the only way to preserve the social order. What they...
The second amendment by any historical record was meant to deter the tyranny of government , criminals, and for defense. The founding fathers knew criminals and depraved individuals could easily come to power. As has happened now. Weapons in the hands of citizens is the best deterrent to a criminal government. Without the second amendment, there would be no real first amendment, or the protection of the voting booth.
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