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Why the 2nd Amendment

SageAdvice68 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 12:17 AM
Dr. Williams, since the discussion always comes around to the liberals seeking to tear off a piece of the parchment the US Constitution was penned on to wipe their smelly backsides with.....Why does it have to be the 2nd Amendment, which would punish all Americans good or evil..... If they are going to rip up the Constitution, why not the Fifth Amendment? And then, instead of completely destroying it the way the liberals seek to do to the 2nd Amendment.....Why no modify it ever so slightly... Alter the Fifth Amendment to have the exception of.....Any person caught in the act of murdering more than a single person, is to be dragged into the street, put on public display, and shot dead with no additional due process required.
willi4 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:59 AM
The 5th Amendment was eviscerated in the 1940's. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a PRESENTMENT or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. What is a presentment? IT IS KEY.
oldshortfatboy Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 2:40 AM
I have advocated, for years, and here on TH, for taking about 10 square miles of West Texas and fencing it, 3 electrified fences spaced apart enough for armored vehicles to drive in, and sending every violent felon there with the clothes on their backs. Nothing more, nothing less. Let them prove how tough and resourceful they are where there is not much more than rocks, snakes, brush, and more rocks. If they survive their sentence, they are released. If not, who cares? And public executions for murder with speedy trials, as in within a week of the crime.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 1:42 AM
My dad (rest his soul) always use to say if we would bring back public hangings it would end all crime. Can you imagine todays pampered generation with their pretend wars and murder via video games looking at a real execution? They would never be able to stomach it.

Pistol Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 2:10 AM
And bringing back the stocks and pillory would end most criminal careers at inception. Can you imagine spending 48 hours in pillory, at the mercy of your burglary victims?
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...