Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Second Amendment

To use the immortal words of the late (though still immortal) bard of American letters, Thomas Andrew Lehrer, “I just sit there looking cute, and when something moves I shoot.” This is, surely, the essence of the Second Amendment.
To be more precise, the said Amendment states: “A well regulated militia being necessary to security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” So it said in 1791, and so it is now. Nothing, I repeat, nothing has changed.
And who is better at regulating militia than the citizens of a free country. Surely, only a well-equipped militia can protects its citizen from abuses of a duly elected government and its armed hordes designed to infringe on individual liberty. Shame!
Liberté, égalité, fraternité, said our (not so liked but nevertheless) brothers from across the pond, and they were right! (Actually I wouldn’t know, I’m from Canada, but so I am told by my very friendly brothers from down-south, hey?).

Nevertheless, when my dear American friend read this stuff I wrote above, he asked me to offer some advice. And therefore, since I am friendlily disposed towards my southern friends, I rush (not to be confused with Rush) with aid and advice. I couldn’t agree more that the 2nd Amendment is a great way to protect the Citizenry, but not the only way. Also, what worked in 1791 will not work, necessarily, in 2013. And anyway, why always compromise? They never work. Not really!
I propose the 1st Amendment to the 2nd Amendment!
To play absolutely safe, and protect the people from the abuses of an oppressive government (or the Democratic Party), I propose that all guns be withdrawn from the armed forces and the police, and given to the people. Nobody but nobody can protect people from each other as well as people. And the more people are shot, the fewer would be likely to shoot back. A double win situation. 
Furthermore, freedom would be preserved, the taxes would go down if not be eliminated altogether, and we could all revert to the good old days of 1791, or even earlier.
Long live the gun owners, especially those who are still alive. And as an added bonus, you can all benefit from more of my friendly wisdom expressed in my other deep philosophical treatises such as Sci-Fi Series 1. Try them at your own risk.

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