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The War Between the Amendments

m90 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 7:29 AM
How about banning "Herbie the Love Bugf" paint jobs because they make VWs into unsafe street racers that are sentient? Makes as much sense as gun bans and idiotic limits on free speech. Yes, thee are people who have a problem seperating fantady from reality. They don't need outside influences for that. They fixate on people and things all on their own. There were no violent games when Kehoe blew up the Bath school or when Ed Gein robbed graves and made clothing and face masks from the skin of corpses he dug up.

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...