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Old 03-27-2009, 03:21 PM   #51
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Default Re: Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

Ok, folks, here is a good example of the disagreement on philosophy. I will give credit to this website first,

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/...nd_amendm.html

this is a right to own guns article.

Now what they point out that is most interesting to me, is what the White House currently has listed under the 2nd Amendment:

The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms

This is found here:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/our_govern..._constitution/

However the difference in philosophy is this. The 2nd Amendment does not GIVE citizens the right to bear arms, the 2nd Amendment prevents the Government from infringing on the natural right for Citizens to have arms.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Shall Not Be Infringed. Doesn't say anything about "giving the right" it says the Right shall not be infringed.

And that is the Philosophical difference between the left and the right in a nut shell.

One side believes the Government gives us rights, the other side believes the Constitution prevents the Federal Government from taking our Natural Rights away from us.
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