Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2nd Amendment

The Second Amendment to the Constitution recognizes the right of the people to keep and bear arms.  There are many reasons for this right, one being the right to self defense.  The right to defend against a foreign invasion or against a tyrannical government.

During the rioting in Ferguson, the police failed to protect the life and property of the ordinary, decent, honest citizens.  The governor failed to deploy the National Guard, even though they were read to go in the event of a riot.  Dozens of businesses were destroyed.  That means scores of jobs were lost.  All because the government failed to protect people.

The Second Amendment comes into play here.  Many people refused to leave their businesses.  They refused to be intimidated by the rioters.  They refused to rely on the government to protect them.  In the spirit of American rugged individualism, they stood their ground and defended their lives and property against attack by lawless forces.  We citizens have the right to protest for a redress of grievances, but we don't have a right to burn and destroy the property of other lawful citizens in the process; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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