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CALL TO ARMS: Texas A&M law prof says itís time to repeal Second Amendment
Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2013 | Eric Owens

Posted on 11/16/2013 8:50:41 AM PST by rktman

A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday.

The professor, Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose, made her controversial declaration during a day-long panel symposium on gun control and the Second Amendment at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.

UConn’s main student-run journal, The Connecticut Law Review, organized the event, according to Connecticut Public Radio. It was well-attended, primarily by law students, law professors and local attorneys.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; communist; didiot; idiot; repeal; replacement; secondamendment; shutupmeg; texasam; univschooloflaw
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Replace the 2nd? Hmmmmm. That could work. Just reword it to say the "American citizens right to bear arms will in no way be restricted by the federal government or any "governing" body outside the United states in any manner, shape or form." I thought it already said that but, then again, I guess I'm not a constitutional scholar.
1 posted on 11/16/2013 8:50:41 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

I think it’s time to roll back law professors.....I like your idea, too.


2 posted on 11/16/2013 8:52:56 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: rktman

Sounds like its time to repeal Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose.

Hard to believe TAMU would hire a cretin like this.


3 posted on 11/16/2013 8:53:10 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: rktman

The issue is legitimacy, which is already close to nonexistent in today’s White House. Any pretended repeal of our God-given rights would provoke overt questioning of the legitimacy of a government that would try to oppose God’s will for us to be free. With Second Amendment supporters, that overt questioning could easily take active form (soapbox, ballot box, . . .) against an illegitimate government.


4 posted on 11/16/2013 8:55:31 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: rktman

Time for some downsizing, in education.

Long overdue.

America needs to take back our education system.

Teach our children. Stop brainwashing. Teach.


5 posted on 11/16/2013 8:55:32 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Maybe it is time to “freely assemble” around this douchenozzle’s house and protest.


6 posted on 11/16/2013 8:57:38 AM PST by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: rktman

Her status as a professor of law should be revoked immediately. The 2nd Amendment grants nothing. It enumerates a Natural Right, nothing more.


7 posted on 11/16/2013 9:00:01 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: rktman

Yet ANOTHER law school in Texas? To churn out yet more pieces of crap lawyers? Well, idiots—waste ur money on a worthless professional degree...


8 posted on 11/16/2013 9:00:20 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: rktman
A full-time professor [Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose] on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday.

Lets see, Texas A&M being "Agriculture and Military" with a very active Cadet military component. Yep really goes well in that place, please tell me she is not already tenured.

As for "repeal & replace" whats stopping her? Just like the 18th and 21st Amendments, there is a fully defined path to amend the US Constitution, so go ahead and take your SHOT!

Just don't expect the rest of us to roll over and play dead for you and don't expect that "Living Constitution" nonsense to allow you a free rein on OUR Constitutional Rights!

9 posted on 11/16/2013 9:00:28 AM PST by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: rktman
"...drastic times require drastic measures,” the professor said."

Hysteria defined. Careful there, Doc. The world has heard that at various times and places throughout history. "Drastic measures" carry disastrous consequences. Surprise! You and yours will be among the first sent to the gulag.
10 posted on 11/16/2013 9:01:25 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SES1066

Look I for one am a bit tired of “tenure” being used to always defend teachers.

Liberals have taken over schools.

Screw tenure. Throw them out if they need to be replaced.

Simple as that.


11 posted on 11/16/2013 9:02:26 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: rktman
“Why do we keep such an allegiance to a constitution that was driven by 18th Century concerns?”

Yeah, liberty and self determination are such outdated concepts.

Her ignorance and incompetence is appalling. Who wipes her butt for her?

The foundations of our liberty and law go back to 11th century Britain. As she would know if she actually studied any of the history.

The irony of useful idiots like her is that they are some of the first to get the bullet in the head and thrown into the ditch after their brilliant ideas are implemented.

12 posted on 11/16/2013 9:03:43 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

TAMU has never had a law school. So, they went and bought one.

Texas Wesleyan is a small lib art college in Fort Worth, and they wanted to spin off their law school, and TAMU bought it.

So, there is absolutely no cultural heritage between the two.

Caveat emptor. Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas.


13 posted on 11/16/2013 9:04:20 AM PST by RedElement
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To: rktman

I thought the Big Ten were written in stone, never to be repealead or altered. That was how it was taught to me.


14 posted on 11/16/2013 9:05:59 AM PST by rey
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To: SES1066

You are right about “what’s stopping her?”

There is a constitutional approach for those who want to get rid of the 2nd Amendment: Line up big majorities in both houses of Congress, and convince 3/4 of the states to go along. If that many people want to go down the tubes, what can we do to stop it?

The leftists know there is no way that many people would go along with repealing the 2nd Amendment, so they have to subvert it in an illegal, extra-constitutional fashion.


15 posted on 11/16/2013 9:08:53 AM PST by RedElement
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To: rktman

16 posted on 11/16/2013 9:09:02 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: rktman
Some further info on this 'distinguished' professora, Mary Margaret Penrose.

In the same speech; Penrose also said that the U.S. Constitution was antiquated and needs to be redrafted to accord with modern times.

From her bio on the Texas A&M web site: Professor Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose joined the law faculty in 2009 after teaching nine years at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Professor Penrose taught Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Gender Discrimination and International Human Rights at OU. She continues to practice in federal court with an emphasis on federal habeas corpus representation of Texas Death Row inmates and Title VII and Title IX litigation challenging gender bias and discrimination in the workplace.

Translation, an educated liberal Texan - yuck!

17 posted on 11/16/2013 9:10:39 AM PST by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Another law school just became part of the A&M law school, and I wonder if she was part of t.


18 posted on 11/16/2013 9:11:20 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: rey
I thought the Big Ten were written in stone, never to be repealead or altered.

They are. They simply codify inherent, inalienable God given rights.

19 posted on 11/16/2013 9:13:27 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: rktman
Mary Margaret “Meg” Penrose thinks she knows more than James Madison et. al.. She is probably a democrat/socialist/marxist/progressive (sorry for the redundancy).

5.56mm

20 posted on 11/16/2013 9:14:03 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: rktman
I second (or third) your motion to remove the unnecessary preamble to the Second Amendment. Strike "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state," as well as a couple of frivilous commas.

Resolved: The Second Amendment shall read:

"The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

21 posted on 11/16/2013 9:15:55 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: SES1066

She is daring them to punish her. They acted stupidly in hiring her int he the first place... The first stupid thing the regents did though was to open a law school for TAMU.

I’d like to see a broom closet in the basement with no phone, no lights and no desk and no classes in her future.

What a shame.


22 posted on 11/16/2013 9:21:42 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
“Time for some downsizing, in education.
Long overdue.
America needs to take back our education system.
Teach our children. Stop brainwashing. Teach.”

You are absolutely correct. There is very little original or creative thought in much of academia anymore. It is a very agenda-driven enterprise now, and without question no longer represents the ‘best and brightest’ - if it ever did. The academy has lost humility, and lost curiosity. Without those, there is no ability to self-assess or grow beyond one’s dogma. It's a very sad state of affairs.

23 posted on 11/16/2013 9:23:30 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SES1066

Feminism... A movement designed to allow ugly women access to the mainstream of society.

I give you exhibit A.


24 posted on 11/16/2013 9:24:10 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: stansblugrassgrl
I'd suggest A&M "un-mint" their law school, and follow Andrew Carnegie's rejection of Princeton president Woodrow Wilson's desire for a law school.

Carnegie though rowing was a much better pursuit for young men than the law.

Princeton got a really nice rowing facility as a result.

25 posted on 11/16/2013 9:24:29 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I am completely in favor of ending Tenure.

Now.

We need to stop playing mamby-pamby with liberals.

If they want to teach, then hire them.

If the want to goof off or run some other agenda, they’re out. I don’t care if they’ve been there for 15 years.

I’m completely serious.

Out.


26 posted on 11/16/2013 9:28:08 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Calvin Locke

Well, it is Texas A&M (my uncle was a professor there. He died many years ago. I think he taught biology, but it’s been a LONG time). Instead of a rowing facility, a rodeo facility might be a better match. ;-)


27 posted on 11/16/2013 9:30:29 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: rktman
American citizens right to bear arms will in no way be restricted...

Not good enough. The definition, scope, meaning, etc. of the words "right to bear arms" has to be established. Otherwise the "banners" will just press on and claim that whatever they want to ban is not covered by the "right to bear arms".

28 posted on 11/16/2013 9:33:49 AM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: rktman

‘Education’

ROFLMAO.

freakin commies


29 posted on 11/16/2013 9:34:50 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SES1066; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
I sent this to my old cuz, Larry, who is a Teasip. [University of Texas grad to all you Yankees] And... I cannot stop him from laughing--
30 posted on 11/16/2013 9:35:49 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: rktman
You can't ‘spread the wealth around’ without the point of a government gun -that’s the bottom here.

You can't STEAL people's property if they can shoot back.

31 posted on 11/16/2013 9:39:01 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: SES1066

Prof Penrose needs to study both the Constitution & the background preceding repeal of the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). Amending the Constitution was intentionally made to be an extremely difficult process.

Getting three fourths of the state legislatures to vote to ratify a proposed amendment is a chore, which she as an obvious feminist leftie should remember from the abortive “equal rights amendment” which foundered in 1978 just three votes short of ratification, once its radical intent was made known to the public.

Her proposed “states’ rights solution” to gun control is disingenuous; liberals foam at the mouth when the words “states’ rights” are even spoken, and they demand Federal gun control laws so the “strict states” aren’t being victimized by guns flowing over their borders from the states that are “lax” on gun control.

What a lightweight! That twinkie couldn’t argue her way out of a biodegradable Whole Foods grocery bag.


32 posted on 11/16/2013 9:40:30 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: rktman

A&M needs to take a real close and hard look at this person.


33 posted on 11/16/2013 9:42:04 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Yo-Yo
Dittos on that!

I second (or third) your motion to remove the unnecessary preamble to the Second Amendment. Strike "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state," as well as a couple of frivilous commas.
Resolved: The Second Amendment shall read:

“The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

34 posted on 11/16/2013 9:42:22 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: SES1066

“Agriculture and Military”
should be
Agricultural and Mechanical


35 posted on 11/16/2013 9:44:59 AM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: rktman

Since he is keen on repealing rights, then let’s repeal the 1st amendment since without the 2nd it will fall victim immediately. He can then just shut the Hell up.


36 posted on 11/16/2013 9:49:32 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: RedElement

Please don’t insult dogs. She isn’t fit to eat out of the same bowl with mine.


37 posted on 11/16/2013 9:55:14 AM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: SES1066

“Texas A&M being “Agriculture and Military””

Nope, that stood for Agricultural and Mechanical.


38 posted on 11/16/2013 10:02:01 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: rktman

Got to give this prof credit...at least she’s going about it the right way. No need to fire or shut her up either...the best and easiest way to defeat these people is to allow them to be open and honest about their intentions.


39 posted on 11/16/2013 10:06:16 AM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: rktman; All
Penrose, made her controversial declaration during a day-long panel symposium on gun control and the Second Amendment at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.

Anybody notice that she's NOT spewing this crap in TEXAS?

40 posted on 11/16/2013 10:13:42 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: rktman

Another tenured egghead who confuses academic achievement with intelligence. I can teach a chicken how to count with colored corn kernels, honey - so save your lectures for your cats.


41 posted on 11/16/2013 10:14:47 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: rktman
When the 2nd Amendment is repealed, I still get to vote.

It's called Precinct .308.

Molon labe, b|tch.

42 posted on 11/16/2013 10:15:29 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: rottndog

“Under my plan, electric rates will necessarily skyrocket.” I guess nobody took the “lyin’ king” at his word either. Well, apparently lots of nobodies. Low/no info voters because they heard what the rest of us didn’t. “Except for poor folks who will have their electric bills paid by the government.” Kinda like obiecare. Other peoples money.


43 posted on 11/16/2013 10:18:38 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

She may be happy with using a gun in certain conditions:

“In sheer monetary terms, assisted suicide should be a legal alternative to patients caught under the financial burden of terminal diseases. Under an economic analysis, the terminal or non-terminal nature of a disease is only relevant to the extent it relates to cost of treatment. Unquestionably, under Judge Posner’s “wealth maximization” theory, assisted suicide is an economically sound principle. Economically speaking, assisted suicide merits legal recognition and acceptance.”

Excerpted from:
Assisted Suicide: A Tough Pill to Swallow
Mary Margaret Penrose 1993

http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1609&context=plr


44 posted on 11/16/2013 10:25:56 AM PST by polymuser
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To: polymuser

Time for the state to stop employing people like that


45 posted on 11/16/2013 10:29:03 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SES1066
Lets see, Texas A&M being "Agriculture and Military"

Sorry, but it's "Agriculture and Mechanical".

46 posted on 11/16/2013 10:36:54 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: rktman
Or the A&M Marxist whore could advocate some Traitorobamanese:

"If you like your Second Amendment, you can keep your Second Amendment."

47 posted on 11/16/2013 10:37:47 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: GeronL

Time for government to stop employing people like that.


48 posted on 11/16/2013 10:40:07 AM PST by polymuser
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To: Carl Vehse

Easy fix. Get rid of tenure.


49 posted on 11/16/2013 10:40:49 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: polymuser

I agree.

:p


50 posted on 11/16/2013 10:42:15 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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