What do I believe in?
First of all it’s GOD, Family, and Country. All at about the same level.
Government and politics? Live Free or Die. (Not negotiable.)
When America’s founding fathers wrote the Second Amendment to our Constitution they had not just returned from a hunting trip. They had just returned from fighting a revolution to secure our independence, and our freedoms and liberties.
Therefore the Constitution of the United States of America, including the Second Amendment is NON-Negotiable. There can be NO compromise.
Captain Flespar posted:
In 1787 and 88, their was a lot of argument over the Constitution. Some states and many people did not want to give that kind of power to any central government no matter what kind of promises came with it.
James Madison, (One of the delegates who didn't like the powers it gave to the government), wrote up a list of the guarantees that he and others would have in the Constitution or they wouldn't sigh it.
Upon writing his list he realized that it could not be a list of things that the government would not have the POWER to do, but a list of things that the government could not have the CHOICE to do. Hence, he wrote the second amendment to insure that the power, Literally, to ENFORCE the Bill of Rights would always remain with THE PEOPLE and NOT with the Federal Government.
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.
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