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Why the 2nd Amendment

Chicken_Sock_Puppet Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:39 PM
"8. The beauty of violence and the efficacy of will, when they are devoted to the group's success. " The use of union members to engage in mob violence as witnessed in Michigan the other week. "9. The right of the "chosen people" to dominate others without restraint from any human or divine law, "right" being decided solely by the group's prowess in a Darwinian struggle. " Republicans/conservatives believe only in the individual and the right of the individual to make their own decisions. You are describing progressive liberalism who mandates what is better for others. Your entire argument is simply taking the names of the groups (Democrats vs Republicans) and reversing them.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment. How about a few quotes from the period and you decide whether our Founding Fathers harbored a fear of foreign tyrants.

Alexander Hamilton: "The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed," adding later, "If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is...