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  •  If it wasn't used when habeas corpus was denied (1+ / 0-)
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    the second amendment missed its chance.

    The foundation of all rights is the right to question government detention.  Once that's gone, you have no rights, only privileges that exist at the pleasure of our rulers.

    I live in Texas and I'm surrounded by people who say they have a right to any kind of weapon they feel they need to protect Liberty.  My answer is--

    What right do you have left that you want to defend with your guns?
    You lost habeas corpus and can be detained indefinitely on the whim of a government official--you can even be hunted down and killed by a drone.
    You lost the First Amendment when people were arrested for peacefully gathering and when journalists were jailed for exposing government crimes
    You lost the Fourth amendment with everything from routine internet and phone monitoring to pre-boarding TSA searches
    You lost the Fifth amendment when judges decided you have to provide passwords to your materials when the government wants to look at them
    You missed the party macho man.  With those rights gone, what exactly are you going to defend with your precious guns?
    Still waiting for a coherent answer.....

    We kidnap. We torture. It's our policy. Embrace it or end it!

    by Mosquito Pilot on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 04:20:02 AM PDT

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