Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Smarter Folks Than You, Bippy, Have Addressed This

A lot of people seem to think that posting various permutations of "since we have a militia nobody else needs guns" and "they didn't have AR-15s when the Constitution was written so they aren't covered by it" is original thought.  As if nobody seriously contemplated the 2nd Amendment until they came up with THIS.  Whatever the latest not-well-thought-out THIS is.

And we won't even get into how obvious it is that many people have no idea what type government we have -"It's a democracy so let's just vote to get rid of it!"- or what the president's powers are -"Biden should just sign an executive order banning guns!".  Or how screamingly lacking in critical thinking many people are.

I suppose they'd be a bit shocked that, yes, yes, all this 2 A stuff has been thought of before.  In detail.  And to all the folks from disarmed countries who are telling us how much better and more peaceful their society is, I say, fine.  You stay THERE and I'll stay HERE. 

"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty... The right to self-defence is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine the right within the narrowest limits possible.  Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any colour or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."   St. George Tucker (1752-1827) Blackstone's Commentaries: with Notes of Reference, to the Constitution and Laws, of the Federal Government of the United States; and of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  As quoted in the majority opinion of the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008.


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