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The author makes a silly claim about sacrificing generations of children for a right we will not use...
Nope, it provides the means to repel imposed tyranny.
Armed revolt, when necessary, isn’t a right — it’s a solemn responsibility.
What the second amendment does is to afford those who must reluctantly take on that sacred responsibility the possibility of succeeding at it.
There is no “right” to armed revolt. But, in some cases, it is the only solution. Always remember that rebellion begins as treason. You only become a patriot or freedom fighter if you win and get to write the history books.
The Japanese feared trying to invade the U.S. mainland during WWII, because as ADM. Yamamoto put it, “there will be gun behind every blade of grass.”
Armed revolt is codified into our Founding Documents and principles, and is not just a legitimate birthright of every American citizen. It is also our deepest obligation, without which we dishonor and cast away as garbage the millions of human sacrifices made by the bravest patriots who came before us and gave up everything so that we may enjoy this right.
Bring it, all you "Gun Control" weenies. Go ahead and light this fuse, and we'll be soon enough rid of all of you.
This is the theme that will get pushed, and pushed now by the media. We need to take away the guns because the gun nuts want Civil War 2. I’m sure Dateline/60 minutes are already working on segments.
The U.S. Declaration of Independence states that “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government”
“The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.”
Judge Alex Kozinski
It grants nothing. It simply recognizes the inherent right to possess the means to revolt.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security
It's becoming more and more clear what (sadly) may lie ahead this nation, once United.
Not the Second Amendment, the Declaration of Independence.
No the second A does not give the right. That right is clearly stated in our Declaration of Independence. It is a foundational moral principle of our republic. The second A just keeps us armed so we can apply our foundational moral principle if necessary.
The second amendment doesn’t give any rights. It forbids the federal government from infringing on the natural right to keep and bear arms. This is supposed to keep the power to revolt against tyranny in the hands of the people should they decide to exercise it. Thus it is supposed to keep potential tyrants in check and why potential tyrants don’t like it very much.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
The 2nd Amendment is the vehicle in which the Fathers of this Nation intended to protect the Citizen's right and ability to combat a tyrannical government.
No, of course not. The right to armed revolt is older than the Bill of Rights, and it is granted by our Creator in Jefferson’s famous formulation. The Second Amendment prohibits the federal government from infringing on the right to keep and bear arms. The only connection the Second Amendment has with armed revolt is that if it is being dismissed or circumvented by an oppressive and dictatorial government, the right to bear arms confers the ability to use them.
Why should we revolt?
This is our country and our constitution.
The federal government elected officials and bureaucrats are the ones who have revolted against the constitution.
Just round up the usurpers, imposters, traitors and petty tyrants, give them a speedy but fair trial, then hang them from a downtown lamp post.
Shouldn’t take any more than a day after they are caught.
The 2nd Amendment, among other things, essentially secures the 1st Amendment. The Left is gingo after both. DO NOT YIELD!
“When, in the course of human events.....”