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A 2nd Amendment argument you can use with anyone!

"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 second amendment quoted above is clear, punctuated by its closing independent clause.

Regardless of your personal feelings on this divisive subject, in an unprecedented 10 year climate of accelerated civil and personal liberty curtailment, we must all decide if we will live under the rule of law or the rule of men.

The United States Constitution is difficult to amend, some would contest purposefully. As defined in Article V, the Constitution can be amended in one of two ways. First, amendment can take place by a vote of two-thirds of both the House of Representatives and the Senate followed by a ratification of three-fourths of the various state legislatures (ratification by thirty-eight states would be required to ratify an amendment today). This first method of amendment is the only one used to date.

Second, the Constitution might be amended by a Convention called for this purpose by two-thirds of the state legislatures, if the Convention's proposed amendments are later ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures.

Because any amendment can be blocked by a mere thirteen states withholding approval (in either of their two houses), amendments don't come easy.

This is the law of the land.

Recent efforts of law makers and the administration to circumvent the most basic assurances of US Constitution are a clear violation of the oath of office of each elected Representative and could be construed as sedition or an act of treason by a reasonable jury.

Politicians should heed caution here as the eyes of the Republic draw on them to operate within the law. Failure to do so, could very well cost them their own freedom when hurdles to prosecution of these types crimes against the US Constitution, and the Republic for which it stands, are overcome by the people through peaceful means or an alternative not as appealing.

For more on how to read and defend the etymology, grammatical structure and meaning of the 2nd amendment see;
PRIVATE ARMS AS THE PALLADIUM OF LIBERTY: THE MEANING OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT - Ronald S. Resnick
http://www.saf.org/LawReviews/Resnick1.htm

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except for the missing 13 amendment

which strangely vanished off the face of the earth! here it is:

"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or shall without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/07/10/356123/-The-Missing...

if this was enforced, both Obama and Romney would not be eligible to be president. Our real president is GARY JOHNSON!

Label Jars, Not People!

Wrong - totally

We don't have Constitutional rights – we have inalienable Constitutionally PROTECTED rights. A piece of paper doesn't grant "rights". We are born with inalienable rights.

Arguing about the efficacy of the 2nd Amendment is pointless and gives the gun-grabbers an opportunity to deny your natural rights, creator rights, or God-given rights(your choice)with a piece of paper.

I find your argument to be

I find your argument to be self-evident on the protected bill of rights of the Constitution to also be those same unalienable natural rights. I did not, and do not separate them.

The discussion here is defending the Constitution. We must not lose that discussion first. Once we have given that up we will be left only with our natural rights (those same rights outlined in the Bill of Rights) and no structure under which to defend them as a nation only as individuals.

Do not wait till the last straw. Understand your Constitution and the second amendment specifically here clearly now. The second amendment is powerfully written and easily defensible. Make them try to defeat that first, and use their actions as a rally cry to liberty as they attempt to do it. Don't sit back on the fact those same rights are natural.

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

"Not fit to exist"

"Either the Constitution has authorized such a government as we now have,or it was powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist."
Lysander Spooner -