I'm Beginning To Wonder If The Framers Simply Wanted To Play A Li'l Joke On Us...

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    just to be able to look down from heaven 220-some years later and have a good laugh...

    as both sides on the Second Amendment issue made asses of themselves... :)
     
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    Framers were self-accountable.

    Self-accountability is gone or unknown for most of the populace.

    And it is the problem.
     
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    from what I've read of their writings, I 'spect the Framers would be surprised and pleased that the nation they founded has lasted as long as it has...

    while at the same time doubtful that, under current conditions, the nation will last much longer...
     
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    I think they were very serious guys.

    After all, they were traitors who would be hanged on sight if they were caught by the Redcoats. This was serious stuff to them.

    These days it's difficult to get anyone to take anything seriously, and this apathy is our greatest weakness.
     
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    I was being facetious...

    which, of course, according to you, is part of the problem... :)
     
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    Modern society has devolved.

    Basic sustenance and shelter is not something you have to strive to provide.
     
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    I know you were, but I was playing the straight man.
     
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    How long did the Roman Empire last?

    1484 years.

    How long have we been around?

    236 years.

    Nothing to brag about.
     
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    the Roman Empire had several permutations over the many centuries...

    but more to the point, in terms of comparison to our nation, was the Roman Republic that preceded it...

    which lasted not quite 500 years...


    towards the end of the Roman Republic:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Republic
     
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    Politically incorrect, but the rise of single women as a monolithic voting block has sealed our doom.
     

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