Btw in liking Finley’s post (something I don’t do very often!), I’m not disagreeing with you about agreeing to disagree. I just think his point about perspectives is a good one for all of us to consider.
Okay, so maybe textual discrepancies do render the relationships between “the natural rights of self-defense, resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state” embodied in the 2nd Amendment too ambiguous in a modern context to enforce. I’ll just fix that by becoming an activist and doing what I think is right even though I’m an unelected, unaccountable individual with an ideological agenda. The law can just catch up to me later. I hereby declare that henceforth only members of a well-regulated militia get to keep and bear arms. I’ll even take over jurisdictional control of said militias to settle the ‘Who gets to regulate militias?’ issue because being a government unto myself is so much fun. Case now closed due to precedence!
I think you’re saying relax, stop worrying, my militia will be so well regulated that it will never become a government itself (like Tando seemed to be implying earlier) and therefore you will never need a sub-militia to defend against the main militia. The problem is I’m never sure where your sarcasm ends and your plan for world domination begins.
There seems to be a common thread through US history: fear. Americans seem to crave something or someone to be afraid of, and either a hero or a security blanket to save them from it. There’s always a bogeyman lurking around the corner. I don’t think this is the fault of Hollywood (they just picked up on it and turned it into entertainment). It’s a constant theme pretty much from the settler days. I wonder if it’s some deep racial memory that’s been propagated from immigrants who were basically all running away from something?
I see it as more of a deeply ingrained messiah complex, in God we trust style. The bogeyman is just a necessary ingredient for justifying the regular deployment of the military industrial messiah complex.
I haven’t even started on my plan for world domination yet. I’m still trying to figure out what to do about gun violence versus the right to self-defense.
Agreed. People are entitled to their views. Our views are so far apart so I don’t see what else can be said. Respectful dialogue is important because people do change their minds. What Finley sees as fear, I see as self-reliance.
I take it your poking fun at 2nd Amendment militias is your way of saying it’s not possible for anything to be well-regulated if it poses a challenge to the absolute authority of the central government because that would be a contradiction in terms. Your self-described penchant for keeping dossiers on other posters’ comments is another clue.
AFRICANIZED KILLER BEES!!
how do we sleep at night?
I take it there is no room for humor in your well-regulated utopia. In that respect, you remind me of a famous Iranian.
Decrypting your humor doesn’t makes me a mathematician of Omar Khayyam’s stature by a long shot.
L O L. Did he say that? I was thinking of a different Iranian.
Decrypting your humor is challenge enough without having to be a mind reader too.
I meant the 20th century fellow who said “there is no room for humor in the one true religion” or words to that effect (defying thousands of years of Iranian culture).
I am sincere, btw, every time I wish you a pleasant day.
You think we dont know what guns are. My family has a collection of guns older than your country ya dumb ass :).
That would mean your family has a collection of matchlocks or flintlocks at the best. That’s not going to help you very much during a zombie attack.
Call us the next time you get invaded by a tiny country and we’ll send you some modern guns.
Another great day in the history of US gun control. Kudos all round.
Better add some context for people reading this in the future.
17 school kids.
btw most of us don’t have problems with gun control just gun bans
.thats all I have to say about this.