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SSG Robert Webster
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What an attitude - "That really is too bad, because he Constitution is getting in the way of the conversation."
If you really look deep into the issue and the left's interpretation of the Constitution as a Living Document, you will find one thing that is inherently wrong with their definition whether it is Woodrow Wilson, Howard McBain, Thurgood Marshall, or Barrack Obama. These individuals either appear to subscribe or do subscribe to the belief that the 'meaning' of the document changes with time and the ever changing moral, political, and cultural environment changes the interpretation of the written word. That belief actually undermines the democratic process and creates an ever elusive goal that can never be obtained.
Think about it this way if you would:
The Constitution is the bedrock of which can not be changed or changed easily and is the foundation or framework for everything else. Without that solid foundation or frame, everything else falls apart or you are unable to build anything on a constantly shifting frame or foundation because nothing will fit.
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SSG Robert Webster
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I also take offense at this statement from the story - "The 2nd Amendment makes gun-rights advocates righteous and intellectually lazy." To put it simply - BS. It may make us righteous, but it sure does not make us intellectually lazy. What the anti-gun crowd does to make that statement more egregious than it already is - they (the anti-gun and 'common sense' gun advocates, both) allow emotion to overshadow both reason and intellect. Emotion may be more important than intellect, but it should not overshadow reason.

Another way of thinking about this - think and compare the interaction of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Doctor McCoy, Mr. Scott, and other characters. Though they are fictional characters, Mr. Roddenberry was able to portray what could be.

Does that make us intellectually lazy, I don't think so.
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The author's hypocrisy shows through even more by this statement - "I believe the 2nd Amendment ensures an individual the right to bear arms. I also believe the 18th Amendment banned alcohol and that the Constitution originally installed the runner-up in presidential elections as vice president and protected my right to own slaves."
This also shows the author's intellectual dishonesty with himself and his intended audience. I would advise that if you agree with this assessment (the author's, not mine) then you should read - "A Look Into the Constitutional Understanding of Slavery" by Susan L. Boyd (1995) at:
http://ashbrook.org/publications/respub-v6n1-boyd/

See if it does not change your mind. Even if it doesn't change your mind, you should still read it.

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