Why does the right ignore so much of the 2nd ammendment.

And no- I’m not talking about the “a well regulated militia, being necessarry to the security of a free state” bit, nor the change in commas between the original version, and the version ratified by the states- both of which have been debated, in the public space and the courts for decades.

No- I am talking about the intent of the hallowed founding fathers. Those men who had as one of their biggest fears being a standing federal army. Indeed, this concern was so real, and so accepted, that for many, many decades a standing army was only raised as needed for specific events, then quickly disbanded.

And yet, these very people on the right that insist we need guns to defend ourselves from a tyranical government, are the very ones who support, and insist on endless funding for, not only a central standing army but militarized police forces beyond anything those hallowed founding fathers could have imagined. Never mind that this very support has rendered the private ownership of guns as protection from such forces irrelevant.

The mind boggles…


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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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6 Responses to Why does the right ignore so much of the 2nd ammendment.

  1. The Mad Jewess says:

    The 2nd is the 2nd. Thats all.
    How bout leave the Constitution the F alone so that women like myself do not have to be afraid of rapists??
    Women and children and families that live in the mountains need to protect themselves from wild animals.
    THINK with the brain God gave you for GODS SAKES

    • In my opinion, based in no small part on reading damn near every word the founding fathers wrote- their biggest fear was a standing federal army. And they believed that the people, as part of state governed militias, were supposed to not only serve for the nations defense- but protect against an overreaching federal government.

      And yet it is the right who have overwhelmingly supported both the strong federal military but also the militirization of police forces.

      So really I see most defenders f the 2nd ammendment as nothing but hypocrites. I have no problem with private gun ownership, and indeed support it. But I think the arguement has gotten horribly twisted these days…

      • SRG says:

        Your argument about 2nd amendment rights vs. right wing support of our military is a non-starter, you are incorrect. Republicans support the sacrifice the troops make. We also want a strong military that can win a battle by intimidation of strength, and I would think that we have avoided conflict because of our percieved strength. What say you?

      • How is the arguement not relative when the point the founding fathers were making with the second ammendment was that there should NOT be a standing federal military? And that the whole reason behind the rights of citizens to have arms, as part of a well regulated (state) militia was so that the states could supply, if they wished- armed forces to the fereral government to use in the nations defense when needed. And that the states maintained a militia to defend against a federal government- a federal government that was to have no military of their own.

      • The Mad Jewess says:

        Who is to say that we are not in danger again? Of a foreign army?

        We had Clinton who did zero in the 90’s against Muslim Jihadists and emboldened them against us, so that we got attacked in 2001. Then we had Bush who attacked Iraq who was not a threat to us at all, but a check on Iran.
        We now have Obama who is starting wars and police actions all over the map: Nato and the US bombed Libya into oblivion, they are now ruled by the M’slim bro’hood (Jihadists) Gaddafi was no threat to America OR to Israel. Syria is fighting their own people in the streets. The people that want to take over Syria are Jihadists. Egypt (Who the hell was Obama to demand that Mubarak step down? He kept the peace with Israel, which we pay Egypt AND Israel 5.0 billion annually to do so, Obama destroyed that with the removal of Mubarak) Now, he has the gall to demand Syrias Assad step down? Who the hell died and made Obama the Grand Poobah?? This has enraged China and Russia against us.

        We are in danger again. We could be invaded, and the way the west coast and the east coast is unarmed, whats to stop them from being enraged at our nation who listens to NO council of anyone else??

        Nov 9, 2010, 3 ‘mystery missiles’ struck America, it was under the radar, NOBODY talked about it. Gen McInerney said they were MISSILES, and he said they were NOT ours.

        Keep your guns. Dont boast.

        It has been quoted that to attack America would be insanity as we have a gun behind every blade of grass.

        You dont care for the gun rights, but you do about womens rights. You go ahead and fight for womens rights, while I shoot the next bastard that tries to rape me, TYVM 😀

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