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Archive for Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Letter: Settled issue

March 19, 2013

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To the editor:

Our Kansas Legislature is indeed a thing of beauty. All they are able to address is reproductive rights and guns. And they want to use their almost unlimited power (thanks to the Kochs) in their “limited government” to push their ultra-extreme positions on both issues down the throats of common-sense Kansans.

I can’t easily visualize my 70-year-old typing teacher, Mrs. Czerny, packing heat as she walked around the classroom. But I suppose even that is better than having an overweight, under-educated NRA type dressed in camo, wandering the halls with his AR-15, looking for serial killers and moderates.

Hey guys, the supremacy clause has already been settled. We had a civil war about it. Surely you heard of it. It was in all the papers.

Comments

Dan Eyler 1 year, 9 months ago

We don't think so. There can be no doubt about that. We don't think law enforcement can force laws such as registration and confiscation of guns.  We think if and when they try there will be crying and remorse and sadness for those who challenge the right to bear arms. It will prove the point of our founding fathers that the primary reason for our 2nd amendment is to protect us from a tyrannical government. You mention abortion. I grant that abortion is a law protected by the constitution. But can you point out to the audience where it is written in the constitution or bill of rights.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 9 months ago

"It will prove the point of our founding fathers that the primary reason for our 2nd amendment is to protect us from a tyrannical government. "

Actually, the reason was quite the opposite-- it was to make sure that the government could call upon an armed militia (at a time when the government had no standing army or anything like the national guard) to quell rebellions. Google the Whiskey Rebellion.

Peacemaker452 1 year, 9 months ago

Wow, that has got to be the worst leap of logic I have seen you make on this site, and that is a pretty high bar to clear.

Care to provide any proof that Washington’s use of a militia force to quell the Whiskey Rebellion clearly defines why the Second Amendment was added to the Constitution? Right now all you have is a cute little anecdote, not proof.

Anyone with any intellectual integrity can find plenty of evidence that the Second Amendment was added to the Constitution to prevent the government from disarming civilians. You know, kind of like how the British showed up at Lexington and Concord with the intent of disarming the colonists.

mom_of_three 1 year, 9 months ago

How are more background checks against the right to bear arms???

The point of the founding fathers? heck, they couldn't agree on anything either.... Took them years to pass the constitution, and to agree to have a bill of rights.

voevoda 1 year, 9 months ago

Although the Constitution doesn't guarantee a right to abortion, it doesn't guarantee a right to bear children, either. Or a right to marry, or a right to have sex. Maybe the authors of the Constitution thought these matters were too personal for the government to be involved at all.

Of course, the Bible doesn't speak to the issue of abortion, either.

weeslicket 1 year, 9 months ago

We don't think so. So, nanny nanny boo-boo!

Kirk Larson 1 year, 9 months ago

I believe in a right to own guns, but that right still allows such ownership to be regulated. Guns should be at least as regulated as cars. Register them all at every sale. Preferably background checks at every sale.

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