The Second Amendment, in my opinion, secures two rights of the People.
1) A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
This is our right to militia, enshrined and protected in the Constitution. Irrevocable. A quick read of Bastiat tells us exactly why the People have a right to militia.
2) The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
This reinforces the first, and specifies in whom the right to militia will be trusted. It is not up to government to keep the arms, it is a responsibility and a right of the people.
Read this way, the Second Amendment is much more powerful.
 March 17, 2015 at 2:01am
Don’t diss Valerie Jarrett. She’s my new favorite person. She did the country a real solid, by leaking Hillary’s email details to the press.
 March 17, 2015 at 1:54am
Besides, don’t you ever get sick of being told daily to be afraid of the boogey-man?
Don’t they have something better to offer us?
I, for one, am sick of being told to hate and fear people. If they attack us, we should flatten them without remorse, then leave them to the tender mercies of their neighbors. No rebuilding them, when we need to be rebuilding ourselves.
Organize and train and arm our own citizens, if we’re in such peril. It would be cheaper and far more effective, and would give us a unity of purpose and a shared experience. It’s Constitutional, too. It’s not like all our military expenditures abroad are keeping our borders safe at home, after all.
What has all this crap abroad got us? Our borders are wide open and our doom as a nation is nigh. We wouldn’t have had Obama were it not for Bush, and part of the reason Obama got into office is because we were sick of Bush’s wars. Now, they’re Obama’s wars, as anyone with half a brain could have easily predicted, and did. And still, our country is no safer.
We have the “terrorists” likely pouring in across our borders unchecked, because the errorists in Washington have decided that it is time for the country to die. But that’s alright, so long as we keep pumping billions into the defense industry. Because that’s what it’s all about, after all.
March 17, 2015 at 1:46am
Ah, but my brand of liberty would see everyone armed and trained and organized.
 March 16, 2015 at 9:49pm
It’s not the terrorists that terrify me.
It’s the errorists in government that give me nightmares.
nope. As they fight to "protect our freedom" overseas, we are losing every bit of freedom back here at home..it is like they are keeping the military occupied while they strip the constitution. The troops will have no country to return to.
 March 16, 2015 at 8:49pm
I have an alternate goal:
This is not compatible with a Tom Cotton-style global empire.
He represents a dead philosophy. One whose adherents have weakened this nation incredibly, with their foreign interventionism.
I so glad someone is saying thaT. As soon as I read this a bit of fear crept into my mind that this is a person in one (if not the) most powerful legislative bodies in the world speaking of a quasi form of world domination.
Can wait to see what the President of Venezuela says about this, like that idiot needs more by lines.
Yes, I'm sure liberty is the first thing you would think of just prior to your head being cut off by the insane barbarians we have seen.
Global empire is not what Cotton wants.
Very well said. To be stronger than we are now under Obama? Yes, but to assert more neo-con empire-building is a critical mistake.
 March 16, 2015 at 8:35pm
‘Scuse me, but …
Isn’t it the USA who is funding Right Sector and Svoboda in Ukraine? Isn’t it the USA who put these openly fascist (actually Hitler-saluting NAZI) organizations in power in Ukraine?
Russia, if it is funding fascists around the world, isn’t the only one with its hands dirty, and isn’t even the worst.
But it is not about the truth - it is about telling the people what they want to hear.
Finally someone with a knowledge...
Russia is financing healthy nationalistic movements, because they are the only ones, that can save the situation within Europe. Russia helps Marin Lepen in France, Pegida in Germany, etc. these guys are standing against liberal policies on immigration, against Islamization of Europe.
Glen is a typical Rusophobe, I see it clearly. He lives in the Cold War and completely shuts his eyes and his mind when in comes to Russia ...
yes, exactly. The US conspired with the EU to take down Ukraine and install their choice, a fascist government. It is undeniable and caught on tape...
 March 16, 2015 at 1:09am
Just because you do not wish a thing, does not make it not so.
Remember when we told you all that Rmoney would lose the election? Remember when we told you all that the USA PATRIOT Act was bad? That NDAA 2012 was bad? And you still think that supporting people who support those things is a good idea?
A broken clock is right twice a day, I guess, and that’s what’s going on here with Cotton.
March 8, 2015 at 1:18am
They’ve already determined that the country will be split into 10 FEMA regions, and that will be the new unit of management.
March 8, 2015 at 1:03am
You aren’t dead yet, but still it is so.
 March 8, 2015 at 12:58am
Here’s my plan to save the Republic:
Ditch Boehner. Install Amash as Speaker of the House. Impeach and convict Obama and Biden, because I’m sure we can find evidence he’s involved up to his elbows in all this, too. If nothing else, his “authorship” of the USA PATRIOT Act should be used to toss him out. Who becomes President? Justin Amash. That’ll work, until we get Rand Paul in 2016. Unelect any Republicans who try to impede this process in any way. Keep any Democrats who join in.
Hey, let's divide us up some more! Jew in Detroit: GO!
The fun is neverending with this one.
I'm reminded of Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker:
Muslims do live throughout Israel - not just on the Gaza Strip! It's just that for the last 67 years of Israel's existence, Jews have continued to live, prosper, and suffer unrelenting violence and attacks from the Muslims, living in among them - despite THEM. I know - I was even there in the 60's and saw the effects of the 6-Day War and the ongoing daily violence of killings & bombings - not to mention what they've suffered ever since then!
Jews don't want to harm Muslims - as a people - they want the da#$ Muslims to STOP & Leave Them Alone! But they won't. Because of the Global Jihadist Movement that has overtaken the Muslim religion. - And you're dumb - Anyone in Detroit is liable to be hurt at any time! Don't compare urban violence with religious hatred.
 March 5, 2015 at 4:50am
Sure, they contributed to our current society. But, what have they done for me lately?
March 5, 2015 at 4:27am
Yes, I have to sign in each time I want to post, too.
 March 5, 2015 at 3:22am
“Don’t ban M855. Ban SOME OTHER ammunition, instead.”
Are you kidding me? That’s what was voted into the Legislature?
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at this kind of inanity from the Republicans, though.
That’s just another nail in the coffin.
 February 23, 2015 at 9:42pm
I don’t care if the USA is the biggest, most economically dynamic country in the world.
I want it to be the _FREEST_ country in the world.
Security and economy will naturally follow suit.
 February 22, 2015 at 2:55pm
I got sick of O’Reilly’s schtick about the first or second time I saw that bloviating gasbag. He’s worthless.