"After all, it is NOT ABOUT drugs or guns or fast foods or tobacco"
Guns, fast foods, and tobacco are legal. If the "gooberment" wanted to exercise total control it would make them illegal, just like drugs.
But why should they be made illegal? People use them responsibly, don't they? Certainly the people don't use tobacco then sue somebody else because "they're not responsible" for becoming ill? They wouldn't eat fast foods, then try to sue the fast food suppliers for their weight gain, would they? And how can they possibly sue a gun manufacturer and the distributor and the pawn shop, and the uncle for a murder by the nephew who stole the gun?
We live in a society just like the one that existed in 1776, don't we? You know, the society with no safety net, where people took personal responsibility for their actions. When people had morals and you didn't have to have "sexual harassment" laws because men wouldn't dream of treating a lady that way. And when women were ladies, not sluts cranking out 8 different children by 8 different "fathers" and demanding that I pay for them.
I'll make you a deal. You give me the moral, responsible society that we had back in 1776, and I'll vote for any drug law you want.
Let me see... we have BROAD attempts to sue firearms manufacturers out of business, coupled with attempts to outlaw the purchase of spare parts and ammunition. And THIS is to an object specifically protected under the second amendment. As to tobacco and fast foods, where is the protection for them? I can't find specific authorization for we the people to use tobacco and/or eat fast foods. Your logic tells me that if there is no specific amendment ALLOWING us to do something, gooberment can prohibit us from doing/owning/ingesting/whatever it... Yet the Constitution for the United States is a specific limitation on the powers of GOVERNMENT... and GRANTS NO RIGHTS WHATSOEVER... It compels government to recognize God-Given, PREEXISTING rights, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO those enumerated. It also says that Government may only exercise the SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATED POWERS. You seem to want to turn that on its head for some reason. Why?
posted on 01/14/2003 11:32:02 AM PST
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