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Response to DanTex (Reply #51)

Sun Dec 18, 2011, 12:07 PM

64. So every right enumerated in the BOR is an individual right except the 2nd?

the BOR was added to the Constitution expressly for the purpose of ensuring that the most important individual rights and liberties were explicitly protected. You really have to twist history to have it read as granting the state powers.

You are technically right that the 2A is not a civil right - it is a civil liberty, which is defined as those rights and freedoms that provide an individual specific rights. Civil liberties are your basic individual rights.

When speed limits or environmental protections are added to the Constitution then you might have a point. By definition the BOR are your civil liberties.

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