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  •  Seems to me (2+ / 0-)
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    twigg, WakeUpNeo

    that this covered in the 2nd amendment the 'well regulated' part. I notice however that in the modern interpretations of this amendment those who are protecting this sacred amendment say that this whole part of the 2nd amendment was not even intended. The constitutional literalist's conveniently disavow any reading of our rights that does not fit in with their own agenda as far as rights go.    

    •  That is because (2+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade, WakeUpNeo

      Antonin Scalia is a dishonest hack.

      He argued that the prefatory clause was not binding on the objective clause, the second part.

      He was wrong, and he was wrong for a very simple reason ...

      It was very easy for the Founders to make an individual right to keep and bear arms clear:

      "The government shall make no law abridging the right of the people to keep and bear arms".

      That sentence could have simply been added to the sentence that exists, and it wasn't, because they did not mean that.

      They could have even written that INSTEAD of what they did write, and the militia requirement would still be met.

      Nope, they wrote what they did quite deliberately, and Scalia either can't read, or doesn't want to.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:11:46 AM PST

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