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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:25 PM

8. Lots exists from the founders.

 

I don't think much of anything exists from "the founders". It seems that part of the Bill of Rights was accepted without much debate. We really have no clue what they would have thought had they had any idea what we'd be faced with now. I would speculate they would be in favor of more restrictions than we have.


This is simply just not the case. There is a lot of information about what the founders thought. All the meeting notes are available for their debates about what to include in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

There are extensive writings from the era.

The founders created a government with decentralization of power as its main theme. This is why they created a government with three independent branches, and why they continued a decentralized military system.

The second amendment is about keeping military-grade small arms appropriate for infantry use in the hands of the people.

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