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Old November 15, 2012, 05:01 PM   #14
ronl
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Granted, in the world we live in this is true, but we are talking about power usurped and therefore not of its true constitutional form. In the Declaration of Independence natural law is defined as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In the Bill of Rights it is codified. These natural laws are granted by God, and in the truest sense cannot be taken away by any government. Yet, if I refuse to pay the taxes associated with these"rights", then I cannot avail myself of them. Therefore, the government, be it local, state or federal has usurped power that was not enumerated to it by the Constitution. The right to Keep and Bear Arms is associated deeply with the natural rights of life and liberty. Until recently it was always assumed that any person has the right to defend themselves against an adversary trying to do them harm. Now a person can be deprived of his way of life simply for defending his God given right to life. As to liberty; we would all like to think the pen is mightier than the sword, but historically nothing is further from the truth. All the words in the world mean nothing without the true power to back them up. The greatest force for change in all of human history has been violence and the ability to wage war. Without the ability to do violence to protect liberty, liberty will ultimately fail. It is not my desire to instigate or cause any harsh feelings here, and if I do I apologize. I only wish to offer food for thought.
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