Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Reading over the responses in the Facebook debate poll "Does the 2nd Amendment give individual citizens the right to own guns?" I came across this genius of a response.

"Seriously people READ IT! Don't go off what politicians tell you, read it for yourself!

By the way, the constitution is old and outdated anyways. Do we really wanna protect the right of right wingers to shoot animals, and kids to kill each other with handguns?"

Eh, yes I've read it...

The second part of his comment is even scarier (especially since he probably votes.) I've actually heard that from a lot of people, "The Constitution is outdated," "It was written so long ago, it doesn't matter anymore," and it drives me crazy!

Do these people enjoy giving up rights?

" disarm the people - that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380.)

"... who are the militia, if they be not the people of this country...? I ask, who are the militia? They consist of now of the whole people, except a few public officers." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." (Thomas Jefferson)

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