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Monday, October 02, 2006

I think Tyler said it best

In response to this, this and this.

Dear Republicans,

Keep doing your 2nd amendment thing. For whatever reason we're not sure, but obviously, it's really going places for society.

Update: Further sarcastic observations of the right later on in that same email thread with T.Cash:

Well, basically, I'd like to share my beliefs with you:

1. bill clinton = adultery. i dont remember much about his presidency, but i don't like him.
2. george bush = a common everyday american man.
3. iraq = 9/11.
4. support the troops.
5. let me keep my gun, because i need it.
6. most of the news/media is liberal.
7. a common practice of the left, is smear campaigning.
8. hillary clinton = the worst!!! can't stand her. not sure why.
9. trust the president (mainly the current one). he talks to god, and questioning that is heresy.
10. support the troops even harder.

keep in mind: we're obviously getting smarter as a nation and human race.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it that people can't admit that they at least see the reasoning behind the second amendment. I mean, given the entire history of civilization, don't you think its a bad idea for only agents of the government to be armed?

3:04 PM  
Blogger Blogs t r e t c h said...

I can see the reasoning behind the second amendment. But rationally speaking, modern American government and society don't lend themselves to the rise of a militia. We don't live in a military state. The evidence is pretty overwheming that guns do little to actually protect their owners.

So yes, I understand the reasoning behind it two centuries ago. I don't see the reasoning behind it now.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not about protecting people from criminals, nor is it about raising a militia; it's about raising the price of tyranny. If you think politicians and the unintelligent voters of this country can be trusted to not further infringe on your rights (or police officers for that matter), well you are intitled to your faith. Personally, I believe if you take away the second amendment, we aren't to many Richard Nixons away from a police state. If there is no theoretical limit to check the government's authority, what would happen after the next 9/11? Here's a letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Madison.

Also, the same studies you sight show that guns aren't particularly dangerous for their owners either. And I've yet to see a study say that gun control reduces violent crime. I mean, it would be one thing if it actually worked, but why support it since it doesn't?

10:15 AM  

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