The new name for the 2nd Amendment – I like it.
This term, the Supreme Court may finally take up the Voldemort Amendment, the part of the Bill of Rights that shall not be named by liberals. For more than 200 years, progressives and polite people have avoided acknowledging that following the rights of free speech, free exercise of religion and free assembly, there is “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”
Now, there are some “progressives” that acknowledge the 2nd Amendment, but I will agree that they are not in the majority. The essay that I’ve linked to in
McPaper USA Today is actually an excellent argument for the 2nd Amendment, and I strongly encourage you to go over there and read it.
Principle is a terrible thing, because it demands not what is convenient but what is right. It is hard to read the Second Amendment and not honestly conclude that the Framers intended gun ownership to be an individual right.
Honestly, go read the rest of the entry. There are few things I enjoy more than reading about how a progressive/liberal/whatever has really seen the light.