Published: Tuesday, April 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
“....the Constitution was not written to maximize the convenience of the
government. It was written to protect the liberty of the people....”______________________________We're in trouble if
that’s an example of the perceptive insight from a sitting Senator touted
as a world class authority on American history and the Constitution. If Senator
Lee was half the authority some in here wish to believe he is, he would know
that the Constitution is a framework for a strong central government without
provision for liberty and that the Bill of Rights was tacked on as an
afterthought several months after adjournment of the Philadelphia convention by
a Congress desperate to win ratification.Senator Lee’s only
obvious familiarity with the concept of liberty seems to be the liberty he takes
in interpreting history in this shrill alarmist diatribe.
The critical and missing element here is trust. Obama says his proposals are not
intended to violate the right to keep and bear arms under the 2nd Amendment. Why
should we believe him? He has squandered his credibility on a host of issues.
His attorney general made a speech back in the '90s where he said he'd
like to put guns into the same category as cigarettes -- taxed and shamed out of
existence. He is close to Mayor Bloomberg and numerous others who want guns gone
-- period. I don't trust Obama on any issue any more -- why should anyone
It offends me that the politicians in Utah continue to pander to the wayward
fringe of their base that is not part of, nor represents mainstream America. All
things in our society have limits, mostly based on common sense. With every
aspect of freedom, comes responsibility. I have no qualms with those that want
to own guns. I do, however, have a problem with those citizens, especially
politicians, that use a very literal and outdated interpretation of the 2nd
Amendment as a means of perpetuating a culture based on no limits. Mike
Lee's stance on gun control is a political prop used to create fear and
paranoia by waging a huge information campaign. Nobody is coming to take your
guns away. The majority of Americans just want common sense restrictions and
regulations in place to keep gun ownership exclusive to those that are
responsible enough to bear that right. And Senator Lee's continual
criticism of the federal government seems a bit hypocritical, considering that
he is an integral part of it.
What about my rights as a citizen to be able to send my child to school and be
safe and my right to go to a movie theater and be safe? Why does your right to
bear arms come before my right to be safe .
I like Senator Lee he isn't afraid to stand alone for what he thinks is
right. I also like that he and I see eye to eye most of the time.
I have never been so proud of my Senator. Beautifully said Senator. Laws like
the ones being proposed right now only effect law abiding citizens. Which
means, if they are passed it will force 60 million Americans to make a choice.
We must set aside our rights in order to remain law abiding citizens, or we must
become criminals in order to keep our second amendment rights. Is a
law that puts the people in this kind of catch 22 ever a good thing? I think
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