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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Random Shots for Sunday, 30 October 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Here’s what some of the people who were present when the Second Amendment was drafted and ratified said about the issue:

    “The power of the sword, say the minority…, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans.”
    — Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788

    “Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
    — Tench Coxe, “Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution,” under the pseudonym “A Pennsylvanian” in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789, p. 2 col. 1.

    “As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body, and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. Never think of taking a book with you.”
    — Thomas Jefferson, Letter to his nephew Peter Carr from Paris, France (19 August 1785).

    “That the people have a Right to mass and to bear arms; that a well regulated militia composed of the Body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper natural and safe defense of a free state, that standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided.”
    — George Mason, Draft proposal, 3 Elliot, Debates at 659 (1773)

    “That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free State; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided, as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.”
    — George Mason, Article 12, Virginia Declaration (1776)

    And then there’s Federalist Paper #46, by James Madison
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_No._46

  2. Posted to Facebook

    “our gun deaths are off the charts compared to other developed countries”

  3. Posted to Facebook

    What about “knife deaths,” “blunt object deaths,” “automotive deaths,” and “bare-handed deaths” ?

    Why no calls for more restrictions upon ownership and use of knives, baseball bats, tire irons, pry bars, hammers, one-inch wooden dowels, thick pipes, cars and trucks?

  4. Posted to Facebook

    I’d appreciate it if Hillary, Obama, and the DNC would do the same, along with Trump and the RNC.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    So is the Better for America Party going to exist after November?

  6. Posted to Facebook

    The Real Dumpster Fire will continue on to 2018 and 2020.

    #feelthefire #votedumpsterfire #feeltheburn

    http://facebook.com/Vote.Dumpster.Fire

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Clovis News Journal

         Q&A: Gary Johnson talks candidacy, presidential race (Compiled by Managing Editor Kevin Wilson)

         Q&A: Former state rep weighs in on Johnson bid (Interview by Kevin Wilson)

  2. The Washington PostThe unexpected answer to the biggest mystery of the American Revolution by Jeff Guo
  3. The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 896, 30 October 2016
  4. nmpolitics.net – This election is rigged – but not the way you think by Bob Perls

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