I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Hamilton didn't even want a Bill of Rights because he thought it was redundant. The Federal government's authority was supposed to be strictly limited to its Constitutionally Enumerated Powers, and the current interpretation of the General Welfare Clause is far beyond the scope of what Hamilton advocated. Don't even get me started on the Interstate Commerce Clause...
I think Madison and Jefferson (in that order) should be given the most preference in Constitutional interpretation. Madison, because he is principle architect of the Constitution, and Jefferson, because he articulated the political philosophy underlying the Constitution via the Declaration of Independence, which I feel is the most neglected document in our history.
"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.
I've just obtained my conceal and carry. I don't think it's as much being paranoid what the government will do, it's what it is capable of doing.
Just a quick look at history tells us what they do when they feel someone is building a militia. Now, I am NOT saying that those who have stock piled weapons were "all there" to begin with - but the point is, most were law abiding citizens and kept to themselves. They obtained their firearms legally and were breaking NO laws. Still, they were converged on and their weapons seized.
Well, enough of that... I'm sure someone will come along soon enough and call me a paranoid gun freak.
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.
And can history produce an instance of rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness.
Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them.