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Response to digonswine (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:42 PM

1. You're likely referring to my post.

 

The 2nd Amendment is just like any other amendments in the Bill of Rights. It is of the same importance as the 1st, and 3rd-10th. It also uses the most stringent language in forbidding the government from certain actions - "...shall not be infringed." That is not saying the same thing as "Congress shall make no law..." or "...reasonable searches and seizures". It is an absolute statement that no infringement is permitted.

In truth, I don't think it is the same as the right of gays to marry. I consider the right of people to be armed to be far superior.

Without an armed populace, the rest of the rights really become privileges which can be removed at will with the mere stroke of a pen. The 2nd Amendment is there to remind the government exactly who works for whom.

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