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To the article's author: No
A sentiment that paves the way to strip everyone of their rights....b/c if God granted them (or you have them by nature of being human) they CANNOT be taken away by anyone but God. But then, that's the point of this article, isn't it? They want you to believe that the government grants you your rights or that the Constitution gives them to you, so if the government takes them away or the "living document" horse crap about the Constitution includes a change, you'll just have to accept it.
So, the gist of it is, Shut up about G*d, shut up about your right to self defense, and please present yourself when going about your business as a silent, unarmed victim to the next maniac who appears- TA-DA! with a gun,and die. Did I leave anything out? Funny, how the people who demand G*d be stricken from the record, want to play G*d with our lives, albeit in a very cruel and illogical manner. I understand the last one to decide he could be G*d was......The Devil.
During some of the meetings that became known as the First and Second Continental Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, some discussion was had about the nature of God and his relationship to man and the new government.Basically they couldn't even agree on the Calvinists' God, The Roman Catholic God, the Church of England's God, the Lutheran God, the Deists' God, or the Jewish God. I apologize to any of the Founders and their respective God's if I inadvertently left anyone out. So they essentially finessed the argu..... discussion in favor of using the word "creator".Now if you happen to be a Darwinist and believe that the human race was created by random chance, you still have a creator, you are still endowed by your creator with certain inalienable rights, in the view of Locke and Jefferson who adapted Locke while writing the Declaration of Independence.The Left needs to give very careful thought to the nature of human rights and from whence they came. For if you have no creator endowed rights, then there is no moral reason why the taking of a human life should be proscribed any more than the swatting of a mosquito. And there was no evil in Hitler's Holocaust or Stalin's extermination of millions of his own countrymen.But then Hitler and Stalin did not really believe in basic human rights. One must wonder if their ideological descendants in this country do either.Take God out of the gun debate? No problem! Take "the creator" and creator endowed rights out? Be very careful what you wish for Mr. Editor!
What has to be understood is that the SA E-N is a far left leaning entity - of course they will claim that they are being fair in their coverage and particularly their editorial policies. The other comments are on target.
It seems that by leaving God out of it they hanker for an early meeting with that very thing ...Sooner rather than later that wish may be unilaterally granted?III
My comment (don't know if it'll get published there, because grabbers can be a biased lot):Ok, so if you don't like the "god concept", allow an agnostic to explain to you the natural human right of self defense and our unalienable right to bear arms to that end.Human beings have evolved, over millions of years, as a tool using species with a complex brain that creates complex tools i.e. firearms.We evolved as well as most other living organisms, with an instinct for self preservation, however, unlike most other organisms, we are not endowed with great mass, strength, natural weapons like large claws or fangs- but rather with opposable thumbs of a sort that allow us extreme digital dexterity and that complex brain I was talking about above.Therefor, as a human being who has naturally evolved to be a tool using creature, firearms are a natural extension of these traits as well as augmenting my instinct for self preservation.As evolution and my preservation for self come from nature, which is a higher power then mankind and exists whether or not mankind has formed a government, I therefor have a preexisting natural right, sans any religious dogma, to keep and bear arms in my own self defense, and gov't is not within its rightful authority to negate what millions of years of evolution and what natural law holds to be an immutable human right because of your paranoia, atheism, or wishes otherwise.Stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it.
What Sean said.
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