Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Something to Think About

Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the Democratic Party, once said,
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.--Thomas Jefferson

Since the Supreme Courts reaffimation that the 2nd Amendment is in fact a PERSONAL right, and not just a collective right. In District of Columbia v. Heller, The Supreme Court overturned the Washington, DC ban on all firearms. By affirming that the right to bear arms as a personal right, the Supreme Court has finally shown that the Bill of Rights, are all (excepting the 10th) personal rights. But then, if you've taken the time to read the Federalist papers, you'd know that the men who actually wrote the Constitution and at the insistence of many members of the Constitutional Convention, included the Bill of Right (aka the first 10 Amendments) as a way of protecting PERSONAL rights from the tyranny of a central government. Hence the name Bill of Rights.

*An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.--Unknown

*What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?--Unknown

*Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.--Unknown

On a final note, and this is the most pertinent comment of all:

The American Revolution would never have happened with Gun Control.--Unknown

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