Originally posted by Dave Halpern on Huffington Post
2nd Amendment QuotesRead this in light of the Well-Regulated Militia.
Whoever said that the founding fathers didn’t think that all citizens should have guns is living in their own little world.
The following quotes by the authors of the Second Amendment, their contemporaries, various state and federal courts, and others should be useful in the debate over whether that amendment protects a right of individuals or only the military.
The Second Amendment states: “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.”
The only hope we have now is the that in the coming months gun ownership will increase to a level that it will be almost impossible to enforce any sort of effective gun ban.
I am trying to calculate how a gun ban would play out and the sort of compliance that the government could expect:
First, we must accept that that the purpose of the Second Amendment and the entire Bill of Rights is so people can protect themselves from a potentially hostile future government. There is nothing else that guarantees the continuation of the Republic. People need to be well armed so that Government forces will respect and fear them.
Healthcare can never, never be affordable unless there is some spending cap or limit on how much medical treatment a person can get. There will always be some new experimental procedure or drug that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and has a low rate of success that will drain any insurance pool.
How much money do you put into a car before you decide to junk it? At some point it makes financial sense to stop fixing a car. Problem is that you can not easily make that logical decision about people. So at what point do you stop treating someone who will die any way? Who wants to make that decision???
It took me a while to come to see things in their true light with regard to the Drug War. For too long I believed what I was told by the popular media. We have come to accept that most Illegal Drug activity is financially motivated…. what we fail to grasp is… so is Law Enforcement activity. Dependency on a “Police State” for protection from ourselves is no worse then being addicted to drugs. The drugs, the drug addicts and even drug violence is not a threat to our liberty… the existence of a “Police State” is a threat to liberty.