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  •  Further education in what the second amendment (1+ / 0-)
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    means when it talks about militias. They were used to oppress slaves and to oppress wage slaves. But no one wants to talk about the actual history of "well regulated militias".

    If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

    by AoT on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 02:04:17 PM PDT

    •  The 2nd amendment also allowed (3+ / 0-)
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      the miners to arm themselves to protect themselves and their families.

      Without those 2nd amendment rights, the entire colony at Ludlow (1200 men, women, and children) might have been massacred.

      Your analysis of the 2nd amendment is simplistic.

      It tells only half of the story.

      Getting rid of the 2nd amendment will not disarm the National Guard or outfits like Blackwater, only poor and working people will be disarmed.

      God spare me the Heart to fight them... I'll fight the Pirates forever. -Mother Jones

      by JayRaye on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 02:12:05 PM PDT

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      •  My analysis is based on the gun control (1+ / 0-)
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        argument that it's only meant to protect militias. It really does only tell half the story.

        Disarm the cops first, that's my motto.

        If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

        by AoT on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 02:35:29 PM PDT

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