The Militant Libertarian

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Second Amendment guarantees other nine

The following is an LTE to the Freelance Star in Fredericksburg, PA. Click the title to this blog entry to see the original.

After reading Joe Sucha's Jan. 29 letter regarding the "certain loss of Second Amendment rights," I felt compelled to clarify a very important aspect of each of the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights ["Kidnapping is OK, but gun ownership is not!"].

Each was described by the Founders as "unalienable," which is to say we are born with them. Our governments are in place, primarily, to ensure the protection of those rights.

If a state or federal government ceases to guarantee the protection of any of those rights, it has become illegitimate insofar as being in compliance with lawful parameters and intent set forth by the Founders, and has become rogue.

There are more than 100 million gun owners in this country. If only 10 percent of them happen to be determined patriots, the rogue government and its agents should be ventilated and defused rather quickly.

The alternative is slavery in an Orwellian nightmare.

The Second Amendment was set down mainly to give teeth to the rest. That is not an opinion. It is a fact of history.

Charles Stinnett

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