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Old August 22, 2009, 08:56 AM   #378
Tennessee Gentleman
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Originally Posted by Hkmp5sd
Does anyone really believe that the 2nd Amendment currently protects us from an overbearing government?
Some here on TFL believe it and we have debated it frequently.

I do not believe it.

The message that is heard by John Q when those who do believe it say so, is that gun owners might use their guns to obtain what they can't get at the ballot box. That is treason and scary to John Q and does not further our rights.

I believe our democratic institutions (courts and free elections) protect us from an overbearing government.

Originally Posted by Hkmp5sd
The government does what it wants right now.
Who we elect. They couldn't do it if we didn't allow it. However, participation in the process is he only way to turn that around. No minority group of publicly totin' AR-15 owners can effect that change.

Remember, we get the government we deserve.
"God and the Soldier we adore, in time of trouble but not before. When the danger's past and the wrong been righted, God is forgotten and the Soldier slighted."
Anonymous Soldier.

Last edited by Tennessee Gentleman; August 22, 2009 at 09:04 AM.
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