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Response to DetlefK (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 18, 2012, 01:11 PM

11. It was never 'widened'- it was always there.

It was a given, never expressly enumerated, but there nonetheless.

You can see that all throughout our history. Here's an excerpt from the debates surrounding the 14th amendment:

[div class='excerpt']Will it be contended, sir, at this day, that any State has the power to subvert or impair the natural and personal rights of the citizen?

As citizens of the United States they have equal right to protection, and to keep and bear arms for self-defense.


Senator James Nye, Nevada, Feb 28, 1866

eta: Just to be clear- one of the founding principles of our government is that all rights are inherent in the people. All power of the government flows from the consent of the people. The state doesn't dole out rights and protections. It's a bottom-up structure, not a top-down.

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