Category: Politics

The Second Amendment to our Constitution reads as follows:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

That one little sentence may be the source of more debate than any other issue in the entire Constitution. Gun control has become a very hot topic lately. The pro-gun camp demands the right to own firearms to protect themselves, while the anti-gun folks say they won’t be able to protect themselves at all while people are carrying guns around. Both sides have arguments they love to throw around, like crime statistics, and the ambiguous wording and the original intended meaning of the Second Amendment.

I think the founding fathers were pretty clear on the issue of bear arms

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Everybody knows Jesse Jackson, right? Outspoken civil rights activist known for his excessive use of the race card? Normally the two of us don’t see eye to eye–I don’t really buy into his sensationalist agenda, and I think he’ll say whatever he thinks will get him the most attention, whether it’s good or bad. But for once–and I never thought I’d say this–I think he’s got a point.

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The last few years in politics have been extremely polarizing. We’ve got Republicans and Democrats at each other’s throats, each party trying their best to discredit the other. Long-term friendships have ended, feuds have begun, and our country has been divided over political issues in a way that this country has rarely seen. Now, I live in an area that leans very strongly toward the right, so I may catch some flak for this, but I cannot and will not ever consider myself a Republican.

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