Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)
Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.
This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
December 15, 1791And to the credit of the writers, it remains one of the most influential documents ever produced.
However, not to quibble with the description (which is a backhanded way of saying "I have a quibble with the description") but the Second Amendment doesn't guarantee the right of the people to form a well-regulated militia--it states that because a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms was not to be infringed. And, despite arguments to the contrary, "people" means the same in the Second Amendment as it does everywhere else in the document--persons as individuals, whether they are acting in concert with other people or not.
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