Erick Erickson may think debates on inalienable rights are "worth having".
I do not.
It is not Mr. Erickson's, nor anyone else's purview to question rights confirmed to us in the US Constitution by suggesting these rights be illegally abridged for expediency in the wake of Newtown.
If they want to have this discussion, then they should have it in a forum where 3/4ths of the states can ratify their amendment to take away my right under the 2nd Amendment.
This recent event is a complete tragedy and it warrants compassion and decency; it does not legitimize all the ghouls, political opportunists, rabid liberal rights-takers and their ilk in masking their goals with the sorrow of this.
I think Eric knows the Constitution is going to have be fought for in order for it to survive, and the gun arguement is the tip of the spear.
The Second Ammendment ranks plenty high in the Constitution, but we are overtaken by communists who are now entrenched in government and media and culture, therefore are empowered to make a very good run at diluting it.
Our showing in this fight will be dependent on the engagement of the people themselves, because we have too few in power who can win it for us alone.