Thursday, February 10, 2011

The revolution in Egypt and the 2nd Amendment

By Jack Brummet, Social Mores Editor

The people of Egypt do not own pistols or rifles.  They have (partly) succeeded in toppling the Mubarak regime; eventually, they will prevail. 

"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."

Most proponents of the 2nd amendment in America do not really believe that we need arms to protect us from foreign intruders or to defend ourselves in case of an invasion.  We have one of the largest and best-equipped armies world.   And yet, whenever the debate erupts, they bring up the well-regulated militia as the last bulwark against invaders, and even our own government. 

The people of Egypt, and Tunisia, have shown us the way to unload an amendment that really no longer applies in the modern United States.

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