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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-21-10 12:57 PM
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20. Self preservation is not a "right," it is an instinct and often as not...
interferes with actual rights, and certainly with other instincts. One could argue that most of the planet's troubles are due to our drive for self preservation.

Just when, in a democracy, has the public's bearing arms protected its interests? Even in times of revolution, people don't just go into their cellars and grab their anti-tank weapons to fight the oppressors.

How'd it work out with the Whiskey rebellion? Or Shea's? And how did the Confederates do with their personal weapons against Union troops and cannons?

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