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The War Between the Amendments

Fuzzy2 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 8:47 AM
Why would our founders make a provision for amending the Constitution if legislators could just make a new law against it any time they want? Why couldn't they just make a new law next week that says the Constitution is null & void?

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...