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  •  I must disagree... (7+ / 0-)
    [snip] if you listen to those who supposedly argue in favor of an 'individual rights' interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, they argue a very different vision.  What they argue is that the most fundamental right of our entire Constitution is not the 1st Amendment, but the 2nd Amendment. [snip]
    I think most reasonable RKBA members recognize the inherent importance of the 1st Amendment. It's just that we see the 2nd being just as much a personal right as the 1st, or the 4th.

    Do you have anyone in mind on Dkos who argues that the 2nd is the most fundamental?

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by notrouble on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 03:56:12 PM PDT

    •  Nice to see you, notrouble (1+ / 0-)
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      Thanks for stopping by. I don't have anyone in mind. When I was searching for diaries about Heller written around the time of the decision it was just one that I thought posed a qood question about how we understand citizenship.

      I excerpted it here to break the ice. As a conversation starter, so to speak. I posted up thread that I haven't studied the founding documents and am not sure what I think about Feldman's argument. I like to think of the whole Bill of Rights being on equal footing, but I'm not sure that's true, or even that it's necessary.

      (I'm a scientist and hope that our readers will forgive me for skimping on my humanities courses. I'm intending to fill in my deficits in that regard.)

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 04:41:13 PM PDT

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