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dustind Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-28-03 07:16 PM
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19. 1st, 2nd, 4th, etc
Who are "the people" in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th amendments? Does the first just grant the right to the media?

Even if well regulated meant what you thought it did. What would that have to do with it being an individual right? It would be a right that is regulated. How can "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" mean the right of the state to raise armies? The 2nd says a militia is important, so the RKBA shall not be infringed.

The BOR recognizes certain inalienable rights that all humans have. The word "people" is used several times in the BOR, each time it refers to people like you and me. If they wanted to say state they would have said "the right of the state". Besides states are banned from raising armies for a reason.

Can you name a single collective right?
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