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Do your elected officials know the meaning of the 2nd Amendment?
vanity | 01/10/13 | Vanity

Posted on 01/10/2013 8:11:24 PM PST by ealgeone

I called my two senators and one congressman today to ask what their understanding of the Second Amendment was. Of the three....only the congressman's office gave the correct reply it gives the People the people the right to defend themselves from government.

And I live in a Red state. You would think this would be the automatic reply.

To be fair, I only got to speak to staff members, but the two Senate staff members didn't know. So I explained it to them. Not sure how they took it.

Call your Senators and Congressman/woman and find out if they know.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment; vanity

1 posted on 01/10/2013 8:11:31 PM PST by ealgeone
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To: ealgeone
Do your elected officials know the meaning of the 2nd Amendment?

Diane Feinstein & Barbara Boxer?

2 posted on 01/10/2013 8:16:15 PM PST by umgud (as a daughter)
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To: ealgeone

You are asking me to call Feinswine, Babs Boxer and some new creep that I don’t even know thanks to redistricting? If I did that, I would expect body parts to start falling off! Besides, you already know that they don’t know or don’t want to know what the 2A says.


3 posted on 01/10/2013 8:17:45 PM PST by vette6387
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To: ealgeone
THE VERY THIN RED LINE

The people to Obummer that the use of executive order against the Constitution`s Second Amendment would cross a “red line” for the American people

4 posted on 01/10/2013 8:29:39 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Thin red line on thin ice!)
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To: ealgeone

I like the idea. I’m going to call my reps for a reply.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 8:30:45 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: ealgeone
...it gives the People the people the right to defend themselves from government.

"...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

The 2nd amendment doesn't "give" us this right. The 2nd amendment instructs the government that this pre-existing "natural right", shall not be infringed.

6 posted on 01/10/2013 8:34:08 PM PST by vortigern
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To: vette6387; umgud
Confiscating guns enables tyranny.
Don't enable tyranny.

7 posted on 01/10/2013 8:52:56 PM PST by null and void (Chicago police chief: WE'LL SHOOT LICENSED CIVILIANS WITH GUNS)
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To: ealgeone

A better question would be:

Do they even care?


8 posted on 01/10/2013 9:03:34 PM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: vortigern

The Constitution doesn’t ‘’give ‘or grant us our rights, it’s supposed to protect them. ‘’The rights of man are not given by the gracious hand of any state but are guaranteed therein.’’- Thomas Paine.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 9:03:54 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ealgeone

Better to talk to your County Sheriff...

He or She has a lot more Stroke ...

TT


10 posted on 01/10/2013 9:12:04 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: ealgeone

What a funny question.
And the answer is NO.
My house rep - Lois Capps
Senate - Feinstein and Boxer
I am not sure they even know who to read.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 9:13:35 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: umgud

You mean the militant lesbian and the pineapple/tuna queen. Throw them both out, they’re as useless as a dessicated corpse.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 9:21:54 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: ealgeone

“...it gives the People the people the right to defend themselves from government.”

No, it acknowledges “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”, whatever that is, which enables them to defend themselves from government.


13 posted on 01/10/2013 9:27:55 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: ealgeone
the 2nd amendment doesn't give anything. it protects something we already have
14 posted on 01/10/2013 9:29:23 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: ealgeone

Of course they do.
It’s so you can shoot ducks.
(”Can I gets me a huntin’ license?”)
Which you don’t need all those mean,scary, children killing weapons for,wingnutz.
So listen to your DC minders because the government has been more than beneficent in the rights it has let you have.


15 posted on 01/10/2013 9:33:43 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: Carl LaFong

Strange question do any of those idiots on the hill know the meaning of anything! You would think the USA went through a time warp and all the elite missed the meaning of the Constitution, Freedom, And Common sense!


16 posted on 01/10/2013 9:36:30 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: ealgeone
Do they know the meaning of people on meds.....?

SSRI Stories

17 posted on 01/10/2013 10:12:36 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: ealgeone

The Constitution defines the limits of government, not the people. We are not “given” our rights except by God. The right to bear arms is thus far older than the Constitution and does not depend on it for its survival; instead, it depends wholly on our faith in an authority higher than the government.

As goes our faith in God, so go our liberties. When we fear government and government officials more than God, when our courage is lacking due to our disloyalty to Him, then the entire constitution is powerless to save us and we are nothing more than slaves of corrupted men.


18 posted on 01/10/2013 10:21:44 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ealgeone
Call your Senators and Congressman/woman and find out if they know.

How would I be able to 'trust' that the answer they give is true? It is well known, and has been factually documented that most of our politicians are liars and thieves.

19 posted on 01/10/2013 10:31:04 PM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: ealgeone

Look, we already know what they think. The truth is what we think; not what they think.


20 posted on 01/10/2013 11:11:05 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ealgeone
I’ll have to call Casey’s office and see if they know. I always tell people that the 2nd A is the Enforcement Clause - none of the other rights really have any guarantee without the 2nd! We’ll see what Casey’s folks have to say...
21 posted on 01/11/2013 2:53:53 AM PST by Kay Ludlow (Government actions ALWAYS have unintended consequences...)
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To: ealgeone

I don’t think yours is the right answer. The amendment servrs to protect us from anything, including but not limited to the government. It protects us from all enemies foreign and domestic. It equips us to restrain an encroaching government, repel foreign invasion, and repress domestic insurrection.

Fundamentally, though, it is for self defense. Everything else derives therefrom.


22 posted on 01/11/2013 2:53:53 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: null and void

You wouldn’t believe how many people say to me, “You really think your gun will be any use against the most powerful military in the world?”

Yeah... because it’s not like we are free because our founders fought against the most powerful military in the world, right? Oh wait - they did - and I’m pretty sure they used GUNS.....


23 posted on 01/11/2013 4:49:13 AM PST by BuddhistConservative
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To: ealgeone

DUH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What the hell do you think they are affraid of ????


24 posted on 01/11/2013 6:01:01 AM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism & Communism are the equal distribution of misery :-)
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