Tuesday, February 8, 2011

George Washington

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- George Washington

I'm taking a government class at a local community college.  The professor is a liberal (not suprizing) but he claims to be a proponet of the 2nd Amendment.  He went on to explain that everyone should have the right to have a gun to protect themselves from robbers- but that they don't need assault weapons or high capacity magazines.  I quickly raised my hand in protest.  I argued that the whole point of the 2nd Amendment was not to protect ourselves against robbers, but to protect ourselves against a tyranical government.  That's pretty hard to do with a revolver.

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