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Old 12-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #578

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Originally Posted by houghtam View Post
It's good to know that you know what the "true intention" of the 2nd Amendment was.

You're insinuating that the 2nd Amendment was made so that people could overthrow their government. I say that is a silly argument because a new government would not put a provision in it to allow its people to overthrow it.
Yeah, totally. There's no way that a bunch of guys who just violently overthrew their government would think it necessary to protect the ability to violently resist a government.

Luckily their words left you little material with which to delude yourself.

And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure.
-Thomas Jefferson
(as Constitutional as Separation of Church and State)
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