Tuesday, January 29, 2013
2nd Amendment & Tea Party
Liberals and the main stream media have decided the best way to attack the Tea Party is to claim they are racists; which they are not. So one way to attack both them and the 2nd amendment is to claim the 2nd amendment was passed to protect slavery.
Even if that is true, and I don't concede that is was true, that changes nothing. It is still the law. I suspect that there may have been some slave holders in the South who were happy to put the 2nd amendment into law, but that does not explain why the 2nd amendment was not repealed during Reconstruction if it was only there to keep the slaves in line?
It also does not explain why most states had a right to keep and bear arms in their state constitutions, even Free states. In addition, the Bill of Rights only lists rights that the people retain and are given by God. Many argued at the time that those rights did not need to be enumerated because they were well established as rights of free men that flowed from God, not from man; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.