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Nadler: ‘The State Ought to Have a Monopoly on Legitimate Violence’
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 21, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington

Posted on 12/22/2012 5:03:46 AM PST by Olog-hai

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To: Yardstick
It’s just that he felt the right was granted to the individual by the state rather than originating in the individual. If that’s the case, then the state is justified in regulating the extent of the right.

It certainly is intrinsic to the individual person, but just so we're clear, since this question is so fundamentally essential, the right originated with, and was granted by, our Creator. That's why the state, nor any man, can legitimately, rightfully, lawfully, alienate it.

"Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature."

-- Samuel Adams, the Rights of the Colonists

"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..."

-- The Declaration of Independence


51 posted on 12/22/2012 10:59:50 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Today's headline: 'As expected, Boehner folds.' This tag should be good for quite awhile...)
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It’s the intent of the 2nd Amendment to protect us of from these Nazi dickheads.


52 posted on 12/22/2012 11:06:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Travis McGee

The masks are coming off. The fist won’t be far behind.


53 posted on 12/22/2012 11:06:59 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Correct. I’m just stating his position. Although I will say that even those of us who hold the natural rights view of things are on a little bit of a slippery slope since most of us have accepted that the government has some sort of legitimate power to place limits on that right, even at the federal level.


54 posted on 12/23/2012 3:36:57 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Lurker

Nadler should read “What I saw at the coup” to have an idea of the $#!+ storm he is kicking up.


55 posted on 12/23/2012 5:53:36 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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56 posted on 12/23/2012 6:19:38 AM PST by EternalVigilance ("Give 'em Watts, boys!")
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