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The latest verdict on the second amendment by the Supreme Court encouraged me to pause the current storyline. In Bizarro World, everything is mixed up or even completely backwards. That’s the world that a lot of people seem to live in when they support stupid gun laws that disarm only law-abiding people.
I know a lot of people are happy about the ruling, but I find the court’s decision disturbing on a number of levels. I’m not surprised or particularly disturbed by the 5 to 4 vote. Most every government decision that’s based on a vote seems to teeter on the edge of a knife of going one way or the other, resulting in a mish-mash of tyrannical laws that leave us with a government no one really likes. That’s why I say so-called moderates are some of the most authoritarian people out there. They seem to want some degree of government interference in every aspect of our lives.
I won’t go into detail now about what I find disturbing because I want to do some research so I can give this subject the time and effort it deserves. It’s about more than the Second Amendment. It’s about the Bill of Rights and what it meant to the people who proposed it. In the meantime, I encourage people to go right to the horse’s mouth for their information rather than cherry-picked out-of-context bits in textbooks and biased articles and books. If you’re at all interested in original intent, and I realize some aren’t, read the Federalist Papers yourself. More importantly, read the Anti-Federalist Papers. Otherwise it’s like you’re reading only one side of the debate.
Understand that I’m no Constitutionalist. However, I do find the arguments meaningful because this debate is based in a common fear that the seed of corruption could cause our country to fall into the same trap as those abusive governments that people fled from.