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Turn to John Lewis for answers on guns

March 31, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: Many Americans don’t realize how inextricably John Lewis thought is woven into the heart and soul of this nation....

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liemonger

Apr-24-13 9:11 PM

" prefatory clause (“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State”) declared the amendment’s only purpose or merely announced a purpose to introduce the operative clause (“the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”)."

"Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset."

Deal with it, LITTLE LADY.

WaaaAAh.

LEAVE.

Leave.

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-24-13 5:36 PM

Learn to read.

Deal widdat.

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liemonger

Apr-24-13 9:35 AM

" prefatory clause (“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State”) declared the amendment’s only purpose or merely announced a purpose to introduce the operative clause (“the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”)."

"Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset."

Deal with it, LITTLE LADY.

WaaaAAh.

LEAVE.

Leave.

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-24-13 12:44 AM

Go back to school and learn to read!

Deal widdat!

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liemonger

Apr-23-13 9:51 PM

" prefatory clause (“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State”) declared the amendment’s only purpose or merely announced a purpose to introduce the operative clause (“the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”)."

"Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset."

Deal with it, LITTLE LADY.

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-23-13 9:49 AM

"Well regulated"

Learn some grammar.

Go back to school.

Get yer GED.

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liemonger

Apr-22-13 9:14 PM

Prefatory.

Deal with it. LEAVE.

It's about time we lose dead weight, chubby

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liemonger

Apr-22-13 9:14 PM

" prefatory clause (“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State”) declared the amendment’s only purpose or merely announced a purpose to introduce the operative clause (“the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”)."

"Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset."

Deal with it, LITTLE LADY.

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-22-13 8:22 AM

It's not 100% Scalia's fault, though; he's a lawyer by training -- not the most literate of professions.

One cannot expect lawyers to automatically grasp the subtleties of language -- the entire field of contract law alone is flooded with examples of incompetent writing, clunky legalese masquerading as learned expostulation.

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-22-13 8:16 AM

One more time --here it is again.

Try to keep up, though it IS way, way, way over your head:

"well-regulated" (Watch now!)

Ablative absolute, or just a plain old introductory adverb clause of the 'predicate understood' variety.

Should read "Because a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state . . ."

That would more logically connect what is, grammatically, a dangling participial phrase (more generally referred to as a "dangling modifier," but specifically, at least in this case, a "dangling participle," "dangling" because it has nothing in the main clause to clearly modify -- to the main clause in the sentence.

Scalia was wrong -- his distinction between the so-called "prefatory clause" and the so-called "operative clause" misreads the sentence.

No literate person (other than a poet, or Dr. Seuss) composes a sentence with an introductory phrase that is causally, logically, or gra

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liemonger

Apr-21-13 6:13 PM

" prefatory clause (“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State”) declared the amendment’s only purpose or merely announced a purpose to introduce the operative clause (“the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”)."

"Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset."

Deal with it, LITTLE LADY.

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liemonger

Apr-21-13 3:42 PM

"The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms."

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-21-13 2:55 PM

"That would more logically connect what is now [rather than not], grammatically . . "

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liemonger

Apr-20-13 5:13 PM

"There is a process for repealing the 2nd Amendment, and there is precedent, in the repeal of prohibition."

NOPE.

There isn't, little lady.

No precedent, Ms. PresaDense.

SeEENAAATE..

Waaah..

Ohhh... the Senate.

Booo teh Hooos goes the hoes.

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-20-13 10:53 AM

An individual does not possess an absolute natural right to own a lethal weapon.

There is a process for repealing the 2nd Amendment, and there is precedent, in the repeal of prohibition.

The Constitution, in fact, has been altered many times through our history, over 20 times in fact.

Process? Yep! There is process.

We CAN do something about this insanity.

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liemonger

Apr-19-13 4:23 PM

"The only real solution is to repeal 2A. "

No such process, clueless.

Not gonna happen.

ASK THE SENATE.

AND your crybaby messiah.

WaaaAAAh.

Senate.

WaaaAAh.

LEAVE.

Leave.

LEAVE.

Leave.

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liemonger

Apr-19-13 4:22 PM

The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms."

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liemonger

Apr-19-13 4:22 PM

See how dense she is?

Can't handle reality.

Probably because she doesn't live in it.

More government, taking more freedoms.

Doesn't matter to the dumbs though.

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liemonger

Apr-19-13 4:22 PM

"The only real solution is to repeal 2A. "

No such process, clueless.

Not gonna happen.

ASK THE SENATE.

AND your crybaby messiah.

WaaaAAAh.

Senate.

WaaaAAh.

LEAVE.

Leave.

LEAVE.

Leave.

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liemonger

Apr-19-13 4:21 PM

"prefatory clause (“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State”) declared the amendment’s only purpose or merely announced a purpose to introduce the operative clause (“the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”)."

"Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset."

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-19-13 7:35 AM

The only real solution is to repeal 2A.

That's it.

Anything else will be ineffective.

That's where we're headed, and unless the gun fetishists want RubyRidge-style confrontations popping up all over the country, they better start thinking about tempering their opposition to GUN LAW REFORM.

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DefeatSBB5

Apr-19-13 7:32 AM

A bore, lamemongrel!

Boring.

Show me another example of a prefatory clause. I dare you.

You can't.

"prefatory clause" = no such thing, but, rather, invented by Antonin Scalia to cover his bbuutt, so he wouldn't have to answer why he chose to ignore the "well regulated" part, and repeated here endlessly by the lamester, because he/she knows no better.

Neither lie-malingerer nor Scalia can cite 1 (one) single solitary example of a so-called "prefatory clause" ANYWHERE in the WHOLE HISTORY of Western literature -- not even one, in which a so-called "prefatory clause" merely introduces a sentence by is not logically or causally related to the main clause.

Not one.

You might be able to find one in the poems of Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein or Alan Ginsberg, or the songs of Bob Dylan, or the plays of Eugene Ionesco, or just make one up, but there is no precedent in literature, law, history, philosophy -- anywhere.

So, we get the endless,

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liemonger

Apr-16-13 6:39 PM

See how dense she is?

Can't handle reality.

Probably because she doesn't live in it.

More government, taking more freedoms.

Doesn't matter to the dumbs though.

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liemonger

Apr-16-13 6:38 PM

"" prefatory clause (“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State”) declared the amendment’s only purpose or merely announced a purpose to introduce the operative clause (“the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”)."

"Nowhere else in the Constitution does a “right” attributed to “the people” refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention “the people,” the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset."

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liemonger

Apr-16-13 6:38 PM

prefatory clause (“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State”) declared the amendment’s only purpose or merely announced a purpose to introduce the operative clause (“the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”)."

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