A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
infringe vb [Latin infringere] 1: violate, transgress 2: encroach, trespass
In the context of the Constitution, phrases like "shall not be infringed," "shall make no law," and "shall not be violated" sound pretty unbendable, but the Supreme Court has ruled that some laws can, in fact, encroach on these phrases. For example, though there is freedom of speech, you cannot slander someone; though you can own a pistol, you cannot own a nuclear weapon.
Okay, I admit I've been getting pretty punchy. The lack of sleep, political information overload and just being an arse-hole in general, has left me at the decision to stay out of this one. I have told the local voluntary fire dept. to stay back a few miles if this house should catch fire. Matter of fact, they should come up for a few days or until the smoke has stopped for a week.
Maybe the reason for my edginess is because these ten amendments, our Bill of Rights, are what the left and our Dear Leader has deemed the "negative aspects" of the Constitution. Why would that be? For God gave us rights, the states gave Congress rights and those rights are meant to stay separate of the ten we are now at.
Would Congress's positive affect on everything they touch give us reason to relinquish these liberties?
Is it that, we are children that can not be trusted with this valuable fragile treasure?
Is it that we are not as intelligent as those, we dumb asses voted to represent us?
Or is as simple as all histories tyrants have tried and failed to prove? That we are the negative influence of the world.
See I think the fact is -We the People- have something they cannot possess. Virtue and Honor, the things that come from giving and protecting. Liberty is what we have fought and died, for centuries to keep. We will not be victims. We earn our own way. We toil long hours. It has given us a thick skin. A skin that was taken from the those that try to even the field. A skin that, at birth, they were separated from. The separation caused a sense of loss that they never recovered and have warped their sense of entitlement. Well, we all had our umbilical cord cut and we were circumcised. We never became victims. We were weaned. We became adults. We stand on our own merits. We love our mother but we do not depend upon her to nourish us. These merits are ours and our forefathers knew you would want them.
These 'Positive' aspects we hold dear.
So much for staying out of it.
Thank you for your comments and insight you have given. sharky
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