The Intent Of The Second Amendment

That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided, as dangerous to liberty; and that, in all cases, the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Virginia Bill of Rights

The founding fathers were very clear that standing armies are a threat to liberty. The writers of the Constitution wanted a decentralized militia of armed civilians, because it protects the country from both external and internal threats. If everyone is armed, tyranny by any one individual or group is impossible.

Obama is attempting to do the exact opposite. He wants to disarm all civilians and give himself absolute power. It is beyond mind-boggling that he is getting away with this.


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6 Responses to The Intent Of The Second Amendment

  1. squid2112 says:

    Ah, but who in the world could ever need the 2nd amendment for crying out loud?

  2. kirkmyers says:

    Obama’s confiscation plans will not succeed. Millions of law-abiding gun owners will rise up against him, realizing its their last chance to preserve their freedom and what remains of the Bill of Rights.

    We need to be wary of any new gun control laws, especially legislation calling for gun registration, licensing, and instrusive background checks. Registration is the the final step towards confiscation.

    By the way, you’re quite correct about our Founding Fathers’ fear of standing armies. They would be appalled at the size of today’s military, which is now used to launch wars of aggression against non-threatening countries around the world. These illegal and unconstitutional wars having nothing to do with protecting Americans from the terrorism, the new bogeyman concocted as justification for endless wars and global domination. We’ve become the new Roman Empire.

    • kirkmyers says:

      “it’s” not “its.”

      • Luke of the D says:

        But when will we rise up, Mr. Myers? Where are the protestors? Where is the army? That’s what makes me nervous… I don’t see it. I live in the D and its becoming ridiculous… I’m not paranoid and I don’t buy into all the conspiracies out there… but I see around me people just going about their business. Going to movies. Riding their bikes (when there isn’t a snowstorm). Shopping at the malls. Playing video games. Going to hockey games. No protesting. But more importantly… no public meetings to discuss what to do next. I can’t find anyone who seems to realize what is actually happening up here! People see the bad economy. They see the corruption (Kwamie Kilpatrick verdict is Monday). But they do nothing about it. I read blogs like this and I read many comments that I agree with (and some not so much) but I don’t know what to do. And yes, Mr. Goddard, I’m sure you’ll say write my representative, sure, I can do that… but what will I do when it happens? I am prepared… food, water, fuel, weapons… but when the shit hits the fan, I know I won’t last long in the D. What do I do?

      • In the Soviet Union, people did alright as long as they kept their mouth shut. I’m sure it will be the same here. No point starting a fight which you can’t win.

  3. gator69 says:

    “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”
    — Thomas Jefferson

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