The Most Revolutionary Act

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Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall

Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
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Retired psychiatrist, activist and author of 2 young adult novels - Battle for Tomorrow and A Rebel Comes of Age - and a free ebook 21st Century Revolution. My 2010 memoir The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee describes the circumstances that led me to leave the US in 2002. More information about my books (and me) at www.stuartjeannebramhall.com

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JANUARY 25, 2013 3:58PM

Anonymous - Response to Obama's 2013 Gun Control Policies

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The hactivist group speaks out strongly in favor of the second amendment. In a classic act of YouTube censorship, the original video was taken down. Fortunately viewers copied it to numerous mirror sites. If video fails to play try one of these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ5V5g9ZHkM

 

Reposted from Daily Censored and The Most Revolutionary Act

 

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I struggled to watch this whole bit - It was painfully hard to watch, but I do agree that Obama is onboard the New American Century bus, that is not really American at all...it is corpgov. global and elite. America is no longer the land of the free - it is now the home of the enforcment machinery for the global elite.
the 2nd amendment was written about 7 years after the war of independence was concluded. it did not concern people having access to hunting or self defense weapons. it was specifically pointed towards enabling the people to resist the government, as they had just done.

for some reason, america's 'progressives,' are unaware that their greatest enemy is their government. they would disarm the nation's people to ensure that no child is ever killed by a psychotic.

their children are in more danger from politicians than nutters. to be fair, if you do as you are told the 'homeland security' will come for you last.
I made it until they started quoting the 2nd amendment out of context.

We have the 2nd amendment for one reason - Madison wanted a united government, he thought he needed Virginia to get to the 9 states needed to ratify the constitution, and Virginia's population was 50% slaves.

The owners of these slaves feared a revolt more than anything, and they were not coming on board unless something similar to the gun rights already in their state constitution was added to the federal.

Ironically, Virginia was the 10th state to ratify.

And, here we are...
I think you're oversimplifying a bit, Malcolm. From everything I've read there were antifederalists in other colonies (whose biggest fear was tyrannical government, not slaves) who wanted to restrict the ability of the federal government to seize peoples' guns.

As Jerry Fresia writes in Toward an American Revolution: the Constitution and Other Illusions, only five colonies supported ratification. North Carolina and Rhode Island never ratified it. In the other six, it was ratified by trickery, skullduggery and brute force.

This Valpraiso Law Review article offers a fairly good summary of the arguments people were making at the time: http://www.constitution.org/2ll/2ndschol/89vand.pdf