Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2nd Amendment Poll Question

A friend sent me this link to a USA Today poll via email.

It asks, "Does the second amendment give individuals the right to bear arms?"

I answered it "yes", as did, apparently, 97% of the respondents. Which is encouraging on one level.

However, technically, the answer to the question is "no".

The Bill of Rights doesn't "give" us rights. It guarantees ones with which we were endowed by our creator. It enumerates rights the government is not allowed to violate. It doesn't give them to us.

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