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View Diary: The Birth of the Well Regulated Militia (27 comments)

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  •  there was just a diary up about that (9+ / 0-)

    forget the legal analysis...read the words of the founding fathers and the notes from the constitutional debates.

    even if it were a sop to the South, the slave patrols are NOT the only reason for the second.  not by a country mile.

    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

    by Cedwyn on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:50:11 AM PST

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    •  This is true - as is true that the 2nd's intent (1+ / 0-)
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      varied, greatly, depending on who voted to ratify the amendment.

      We have strayed so far from what was variously envisaged as justification, context and application, that a country mile leaves you a light year or more away from the point of origin.

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