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Saturday December 20th 2014



Posts Tagged ‘second amendment’

Weekly Story: Fort Gunnybags

Weekly Story: Fort Gunnybags

Weekly Story In 1856, private citizens choose a headquarters for their campaign against a corrupt political machine. For a considerable time after the organization of the Committee, on account of the strenuous opposition of their enemies, who were ironically called the “Law and Order party,” great apprenensions were felt of a clash [...]

Bloomberg: “I Don’t Think There’s Roads” Where Voters Backed Gun Rights

Bloomberg: “I Don’t Think There’s Roads” Where Voters Backed Gun Rights

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Michael Bloomberg has now fully completed his transition from un-libertarian but arguably competent New York City mayor to abrasive, polarizing figure-of-fun on the national scene. Having dumped a sizable chunk of his billion-dollar fortune into gun control and nanny-state campaigns around the country, Bloomberg now [...]

Hamilton—Federalist XXIX

Hamilton—Federalist XXIX

American Debate During the the debate over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Federalist Alexander Hamilton—as Publius— publishes a paper concerning the militia.   Little more can reasonably be aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed and equipped; and in order to see that this be [...]

Voices from the American Founding on the Desirability of Standing Armies

Voices from the American Founding on the Desirability of Standing Armies

America has the largest and most powerfully armed professional military in the world. What would the Founders think of this development? BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Among the American colonists at the time of the War for Independence, experience had taught that standing armies were a danger to peace and liberty. Of the complaints the colonists had [...]

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

The Second Amendment & the Inalienable Right to Self-Defense

NELSON LUND, PH.D., HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Contemporary debates about the meaning of the Second Amendment—is it a collective right or an individual right?—would have been incomprehensible to the Founders. Everyone at the time agreed that the federal government had no power to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. [...]

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