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  •  The second ammedment was written in a time (1+ / 0-)
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    when people were actually expected to protect their liberty with violence.

    This is not possible or practical today.

    •  Then why is there an army if we do not (7+ / 0-)

      protect our liberty with violence?

      #Occupy Wallstreet - Politicians will not support the movement until it is too big to fail.

      by Sychotic1 on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 08:28:40 PM PST

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    •  What? (9+ / 0-)

      It's not possible or practical to protect liberty with violence? Tell that to Sarah McKinley.

      But Saturday (Justin Martin), armed with a foot-long hunting knife, he and his partner attempted to break down McKinley's door. She blocked it with her couch, grabbed her baby and fetched a 12-gauge shotgun and a handgun before calling 911.

      McKinley said she asked the dispatcher, "I've got two guns in my hand -- is it OK to shoot him if he comes in this door? I'm here by myself with my infant baby, can I please get a dispatcher out here immediately?"

      "I can't tell you that you can do that but you do what you have to do to protect your baby," the dispatcher said.

      The 911 conversation lasted for 21 minutes. Then the door gave in.

      "I waited till he got in the door. They said I couldn't shoot him until he was inside the house. So I waited until he got in the door and then I shot him," McKinley told KFOR.

      Martin, who charged McKinley with his knife, was hit in the "upper torso," police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

      The police sure didn't do anything to protect her liberty, did they? It was violence and her ability and willingness to use violence that did.

      Life is risky, politics is war, government is force and liberty is very expensive.

      by oldpunk on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 10:27:17 PM PST

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