Skip to comments.Ice-T: Gun Rights Are Civil Rights
Posted on 07/06/2013 10:47:15 AM PDT by marktwain
Rapper Ice-T has narrated a documentary that frames the gun control argument in language the left has long avoided--gun rights are civil rights.
In other words, they are rights inherent to American citizens. Or as the HHS.gov website puts it: "Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution."
Therefore, just as rights to speak freely, to vote, and to practice one's religion are civil rights, so too are the rights embodied in the 2nd Amendment. This is the central point of the documentary, Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire.
The documentary accomplishes this by showing that the right to keep and bear arms was hedged in by our Founding Fathers as a right that existed long before American government did. As such, it is a right the government can neither give nor take away--a right that "shall not be infringed." It is sacrosanct, like other civil rights.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Ich bin ein Ice-Tea’er...!
This is RAT POISON.
It sounds good but is a LIE that must be rejected. And HARSHLY, lest it undermine and END all of our rights.
NONE of the rights in the Constitution are CIVIL rights.
Civil Rights are those granted BY a Civil Government and can be taken away BY that same government who granted them.
These are NATURAL RIGHTS.
A gift from God.
We must reject the term Civil Rights and demand that they are called what they are lest we raise an ignorant generation bereft of them.
NATURAL RIGHTS !!
Is this the new face of the tea party?
“NONE of the rights in the Constitution are CIVIL rights.”
If you are saying that the right to vote and the right to a jury trial are natural rights and a gift from God, please provide something to support what you say.
Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. In America WE are Caesar.
Did Mr. T vote for the foreign born communist Kenyan?
Without stretching, the right to a jury trial can conceivably be extended from the Commandment "Thou shalt not bear false witness" as juries are specifically tasked with the determination of the truthfulness of testimony, as well as the other powers of the jury.
Good point; the 2nd amendment is a stand alone...we don’t need no gubmint to protect it....
Now, to the issue of Ice T doing this. Is he the guy who sang the “cop killer” song in the 1990s? Has he changed? I know he has done some acting....
He has. And I commend him for it. But, I urge all Patriots to Stand WITH him and rebuke the language and educate everyone that these rights are not CIVIL but Natural and Unalienable.
Except that trial by jury of peers, the assumption of innocence before guilt, the right to confront your accuser, the right to an unbiased judge, and the right to an advocate all originated with the pagan warrior tribes fighting Rome.
Basically warrior tribe law. Warriors are equal to one another, and leaders are leaders only because warriors choose to follow them, for as long as they choose to do so.
This was the law that migrated to Britain and became Common Law. Importantly, Christianity grew up part and parcel to both Common Law and Roman Law. It took much longer for Christianity to get along with Scandinavian (Viking) law.
The idea of Natural Law evolved possibly as late as the 5th Century with Augustine of Hippo, though parts of it existed back to Plato and Aristotle. Thomas Aquinas in the 12th Century asserted that Natural Law is a subset that man can grasp of Eternal Law, and from that point it was linked with “God given rights”.
I haven’t seen where he has repudiated any of his “Kill Whitey” views. Like will smith and jamie fox he’s perfectly willing to take the White man’s gold only to stab him in the back first chance.
And the Commandments from the Old Testament predate the Roman Empire by how many thousand years?
God commands that a person has a right to the truth and that right starts popping up in several different societies that humans have formed, therefore it does NOT come from God?
I wouldn't bet on it... I'm willing to bet that he's the same hard core leftist. But at the same time, remember that many in the "black power" movement, like Malcom X were all for gun ownership.
Just because he supports this one right doesn't mean he's changed.
Thanks for the link.
Interesting...plainly and unapologetically put: “It’s our last defense against tyranny. It’s not about hunting.”
Lol, and there’s no way that hapless interviewer can counter it.
“God commands that a person has a right to the truth...”
Actually, I’m not familiar with that particular edict, except for the commandment to not bear false witness.
But it is a huge step from that to the other rights I mentioned. A lot of it goes to the relationship of the parties involved. That is, of Heaven and the individual, of individuals to other individuals, and of individuals in contention with each other whose dispute is mediated by a judge.
Biblical law in its origins was very harsh, at the time of Moses, it was much like the later code of Hammurabi, and much later, Sharia law. Eye gouging, amputation, execution for many crimes, etc. Talmudic jurisprudence dispensed with much of the wanton cruelty over the years, but in essence it remained a minor Asiatic system of law.
By the time of the Romans, the Hebrews were a tiny, unimportant realm in a corner of the great empire, intellectually of no consequence to it. And it was at this time that Roman law, and the law of the pagan tribes of Gaul came into being.
Legal systems were pretty much established by the time Christianity began to dominate the western world.
The last part of that speech is interesting.
“Don’t blame the cracker for the injustice to the negro, blame the US government for those injustices.”
I don’t think I could discuss gun control with a Brit without being insulting. :-)