Discussion in 'Politics' started by ColonelAngus, Oct 3, 2017.
True, but some liberals like OldLady can.
That strikes me as a poor approach to defending gun rights in a Republic where most key offices are elected through a democratic process.
So I do care what they think, to neutralize it with third parties if not to change their minds.
You know who owns that tabloid rag, right? It's nothing but a Democratic Party donor's fake news outlet, and wasn't much better before he bought it. I make a point of not adding to such tripe's web site hit counts.
Carbon Monoxide poisoning kills about 2,000 people per year in America.
We need to ban the internal combustion engine!!
Over a thousand people drown each year in the US. Ban water!
Perfect! Now you're thinking.
Roughly 50 people die every year in snow skiing accidents.
What do we do about lightning? That is a real killer. Ban thunderstorms?
5000 people per year choke to death!
Doing so would certainly help with the obesity epidemic and would save America a ton of money in obesity related health care costs.
A win-win situation.
Great, start a petition!
To answer the OP on why we have a 2nd Amendment:
"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."
"Overgrown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to liberty."
"The means of defense against a foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be under the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ... The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home..If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be under the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
--President James Madison
"When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil."
— Thomas Jefferson
"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God"
"It is the duty of the patriot to protect its country from its government."
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