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Find The Boots

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I Guess I Am Too...

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Over at Grouchy Old Cripple a lively discussion occurred after this picture was posted:


And Sally, in comments posted the absolute best response ever to pinhead gun confiscators - I'm posting it in it's entirety:

"No. Properly interpreted, it is a wonderful amendment. By the way, are you part of a militia?"

I'm not quite sure let's consult the Founding Fathers on this.

George Mason:

"I ask, Who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers."

Or Perhaps James Madison:

"To these (federal troops attempting to impose tyranny) would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands."

(Given the population of the good old United States at the time, I do not believe he was referring to the National Guard)

Maybe Al Hamilton would have a say:

"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all forms of positive government."

Or Maybe Mr. Coxe:

"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress shall have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People."

Remember that evil is a minority, a well armed population are a deterrent to violent crime, not the cause.

The root problem is the judicial system that coddles criminals (How many times was Mr. Cho under the watchful gaze of our authorities?)

So Sally, As for the Militia, I guess I am

Real courage is found, not in the willingness to risk death, but in the willingness to stand, alone if necessary, against the ignorant and disapproving herd. — Jon Roland, 1976

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Sally, I owe you a bottle of JWB.

   

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