If Gun Rights are lost...you will soon lose Free Speech
All those who value free speech, art, public protests, internet blogs and due process should be waging an all-out information war right now to defend the Second Amendment. Why? Because if the Second Amendment is lost due to unconstitutional legislative and executive actions pursued by the government, then there are no limits to what civil liberties and individual freedoms the government can declare null and void.
All those who are arguing for infringements of Second Amendment liberties (universal registration, banning AR-15s, criminalizing high-capacity magazines, etc.) are effectively arguing to hand the federal government the precedent it needs to criminalize free speech, religion, public protests, internet blogs, Youtube videos and more.
In effect, gun grabbers are arguing for the government to have the power to overturn the Bill of Rights when it is popular to do so. But such power will inevitably end up being used in circumstances never envisioned by the gun grabbers… and often in the hands of someone they hoped would never hold the office of President such as a third member of the Bush regime.
The Bill of Rights isn’t optional
You can’t have a half-way Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights either means what it says and strictly limits the reach of the federal government, or it means nothing and all the individual rights and liberties enumerated in the Bill of Rights are null and void.
Those include the right to exercise whatever religion you choose and not have the state mandate what church you must attend; the right to speak your mind and even criticize the government without fear of being prosecuted for your opinions; the right to due process and a trial of your peers if charged with a crime; and the right to be safe in your person and effects (your home) without being subjected to illegal searches and seizures.
hey mowraun have you ever heard of the election process which is utilized in the United States?? You must be agreeing that its corrupt and due to republicans monkeying with elections and due to their gerrymandering they own the House of Representatives- these should be criminal offenses- and in all likelyhood will be remedied in the coming century. Your paranoia about 1st and 2nd amendments though can be cured with antipsychotic medication. Check with your psychiatrist
A better question is....Doesn't Obama know the powers of congress, and they are the ones that make the laws, pass the bills? Why does this mowraun circumvent congress all the time to get his socialist policies ennacted?
in other words the need to be armed to the teeth in a democracy is sheer lunacy when you can change members of govt in elections and avoid dictatorial governments by voting them out or recalling them- try and concentrate on that idea