Moderator's Warning: Everyone needs to stop acting foolish with their baiting and personal attacks.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
One shouldn't read the 2nd. Amendment's use of the words "well regulated",... without consideration for what (in the end) the "regulation" is intended.
"The security of a free State."
I submit that any regulation which is not in keeping with that intent "the keeping of a free State" would not be Constitutional.
Returning to Europe in 1787, Paine soon entered the political debate launched by the French Revolution. His Rights of Man defended the revolution against the attacks of Edmund Burke and proffered a new vision of the republican state as a promoter of the social welfare, advocating such policies as progressive taxation, retirement benefits, and public employment. An even greater success than Common Sense, Rights of Man transformed English radicalism, linking demands for political reform with a social program for the lower classes."
Thomas Paine - A short history
"Agrarian Justice is the title of a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine, published in 1797, which advocated the use of an estate tax to fund a universal old-age and disability pension, as well as a fixed sum to be paid to all citizens on reaching maturity. This is similar to the later philosophy of Georgism."
[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrarian_Justice]Agrarian Justice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
Hey hey hey, don't use any facts the fact that Paine would want a "social program" for the lower classes is a lie he was as anti-socialist as they come.
Oh wait yeah that's right. Communism and socialism didn't exist yet. Wow what were they supposed to be scared of in those days?
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.