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Liberal Says 2nd Amendment Meant to Give State Right to Bear Arms

kbright Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 12:11 PM
The Pennsylvania minority at its ratifying convention demanded a guarantee of a very broad right to arms, that "the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and their own State or the United States, or for the purpose of killing game." Joel Barlow, Revolutionary War veteran, who authored “Advice to the Privileged Orders, in the Several States of Europe”, a clergyman and theologian, a popular poet, a successful diplomat, and an American whose political writings were debated on the floor of Parliament. Barlow said: "… not only permitting every man to arm, but obliging him to arm.”

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...