You have far more knowledge and understanding of our 2nd amendment than many in this nation do. You are more American than many Americans are! Unfortunately, many Americans know more about the winners of American Idol than they do our Constitution, or our Founders, which is sad. The domestic enemies of this nation did this by design. They took over education, dumbed it down, and pretty much lobotomized generations of Americans. Sadly, they have "radicalized" the 2nd amendment. "its outdated!" or "people don't need guns, thats why we have police" are common reasons why they try to encroach on that freedom. In addition, the term "militia" has been radicalized and turned into a stigma during the Clinton years. The leftist media have turned "militia" into a dirty word; they attached "militia" to nutcases like the Oklahoma city bomber, the Unibomber, those gunmen who robbed a bank or banks in california with automatic weapons and so forth.
Getting rid of the 2nd amendment seems to be one of the hardest Socialist staples for the leftists to obtain at this point. Of all the lines they have crossed with the American people, that would be the most explosive.
A rifle behind every blade of grass, indeed.
Thanks for your emial. Thank God the founding fathers clearly expected this to happen one day, that's why they made it abundantly clear.
Also, its no coincidence that its the 2nd Amendment, right after the most basic right of free speach.
This pair itself contains the most basic rights people have. Express yourself freely and the ability to defend yourself physical against those that want to take away the first right.
Every country grants the right to free speech in some pompous manner, no country has a problem with that. But its of little use if you don’t have the actual physical tool to fight oppression. Therefore, every country magnanimously acknowledges that right, but only USA does it for real supporting it with an amendments that gives the citizens power over the government by having a well armed society.
As you say, “militia” has been bastardized lately. In the old days it was simply a better armed neighborhood watch so to speak.
But you have to stay in the context and the meaning those words had back then. “Well regulated” may now be interpreted as well controlled by the government, but the meaning of the word back then and in that context had nothing to do with that and meant, “well equipped, well armed”. Of course some people and politicians prefer to misinterpret these definitions. “Gay” use to mean happy person. Now it means something else. Same here.
Any person that is against the second amendment is simply against democracy, since it was specifically written to avoid tyranny. Or fight it if there’s no other option.