Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Bill of Rights, or Privileges?

Despite the fact that the numerous arguments about whether the Second Amendment applies to We the People are invalid, since the other nine Amendments to the Bill of Rights are applied to the People, not the militia, the state, or any other organization or level of government. The Bill of Rights was intended to instill in the population a sense of the necessity for complete and outright freedom from government tyranny, the sort that America today criticizes of foreign nations, but hypocritically ignores at home. We overthrow foreign dictators at the cost of the lives of those we profess to liberate, unconcerned with the loss of foreign lives. We tout humanitarian aid, but promote a culture of oppression foreign and domestic.


Morally good, justified, or acceptable.

To the furthest or most complete extent or degree: "the car spun right off the track".

That which is morally correct, just, or honorable: "the difference between right and wrong".

Restore to a normal or upright position.

Used to indicate one's agreement with a suggestion or to acknowledge a statement or order.

adjective.  correct - proper - just - true - straight - fit - fair
adverb.  straight - directly - just - rightly - exactly
noun.  justice - law - title
verb.  straighten - redress - rectify - correct

This brings me to another point of contention; whether the Second Amendment is a right or a privilege. Back to the core or the issue with rights entitled to all free men by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the attacks on those rights, chipping away at them over time, I've begun to ponder on what those rights become if we allow them to be whittled away.


A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to one person or group of people.

Grant a privilege or privileges to: "English inheritance law privileged the eldest son".

noun.  prerogative - privelege - charter - franchise - right
verb.  privelege

When we become complacent and allow our rights to be restricted, infringed up, reduced, or otherwise compromised, they no longer are our rights, but privileges, subject to denial by an extremist, socialist, totalitarian state which no longer serves the will of the People, no longer is the means to the protection of our rights, but the method by which we become victimized, rights stripped away. The Second Amendment, and the Bill of Rights at a higher level, entitled all free men, all citizens of the United States, to the protection from persecution, the rights to live unencumbered by government intrusion and burden.

When a right becomes subject to licensing and regulation, it becomes a privilege, further subject to outright denial.

How is that liberty?

Will you remain silent?

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