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The War Between the Amendments

eddie again Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 4:16 PM
in the best interest of innocent children and because of it is the most efficient and effective public policy we can institute, we should just ban brick and mortar public schools. all of these violent attacks at schools are really attacks on the governmen,. attacking children is just perceived by the crazies as the easiest way to let people know the government with all of its millions of law that no human being can possibly know much less follow is driving people crazy.

The horrific Newtown, Conn., mass shooting has unleashed a frenzy to pass new gun-control legislation. But the war over restricting firearms is not just between liberals and conservatives; it also pits the first two amendments to the U.S. Constitution against each other.

Apparently, in the sequential thinking of James Madison and the Founding Fathers, the right to free expression and the guarantee to own arms were the two most important personal liberties. But now these two cherished rights seem to be at odds with each other and have caused bitter exchanges between interpreters of the Constitution.

Many liberals believe there is...