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Why the 2nd Amendment

Chicken_Sock_Puppet Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:45 PM
"Yes, Republicans were ambivalent about effectively running the war in Iraq. Most important to them was their precious tax cut. " Which every Democrat in Congress just voted to make permanent. Iraq was about changing the mindset of a 7th century thinking model to one of the 20th century. That does NOT come overnight. Not every American always had money deducted from their paychecks. That was done on a voluntary basis. You are creating a strawman by manipulating things that did NOT happen.
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...