Bill Maher and his brain trust discuss the second amendment and gun rights in the below clip.
These people are absolutely clueless about the second amendment and why the right of the people to bear arms is so important. They believe in the notion that an all powerful benevolent government would never impose its will on the people. The one thing I noticed was as the conversation progressed Bob Costas began to reveal just who he was. According him those who support our right to bear arms are all paranoid. He states we’re paranoid because we’re afraid the government might one day go too far and grow out of control. Well Mr. Costas I wonder if the Founding Fathers were just as paranoid when it came to the people having the right to defend themselves against an out of control government. Below are a few quotes.
“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
Co-author of the Second Amendment
“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.”
“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.”
“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”
“Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not.”
“The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that … it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; … “
“The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
Richard Henry Lee
Yep they were just as paranoid. Like I said, these people are clueless. Or maybe the truth is they know exactly what the second amendment is for, they just don’t support it because they believe that only government should be allowed arms. If they do then their views on this issue are in direct conflict with the views our Founding Fathers held. And if that’s the case why are we wasting our time listening to their misguided opinions or even care what these fools believe?
Liberty forever, freedom for all!