Author Topic: Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Guards 'Right of Resistance and Self-Preservation'  (Read 244 times)

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Offline happyg

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by AWR Hawkins
In the majority opinion for the Supreme Court's District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) decision, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia quoted Sir William Blackstone to show that the Second Amendment guards "the natural right of resistance and self-preservation."

Blackstone clarified: "The right of having and using arms for self-preservation and defense."

In other words, the right to keep and bear arms is a right grounded in resisting tyranny, preserving our lives, and defending our property.

From the moment of its ratification in 1791, the Second Amendment was not about hunting or shooting sports. Instead, the Second Amendment revolves around a defensive use of firearms to protect life, liberty, and property. 

And this is extremely apropos at a time when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is not hiding its plans to seize privately deeded land on the Texas/Oklahoma border.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/26/Supreme-Court-2nd-Amendment-Guards-Right-Of-Resistance-And-Self-Preservation

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Who cares what the Supreme Court says?  It is meaningless.  If Obama and Holder don't like a law they won't enforce it or abide by it.
Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago


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