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Fact: The Second Amendment: Ratified in 1791. The amendment reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Justice Scalia was questioned after his recent decision with respect to gun rights. His Answer: Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia said that an individual right to bear arms exists and is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted. President Bush said: "I applaud the Supreme Court's historic decision today confirming what has always been clear in the Constitution: the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear firearms." My Notes and Thoughts: It is necessary for a free man to be influenced by reason and not by popular opinion. Laws are our system of self-government, under which we, as a whole society, declare that we will agree to abide to certain policies and guidlines with the goal to live together in a relative harmony. Too often is it, in my opinion, forgotten that in a democracy, our system of government is that of self-government. Those who are in office for a season recognize that said season, like all things, must inevitably come to an end. In order to stay what will ultimately come, they endevour to make what they do - and where they are - out of reach for the everyman. In fact, this system was created by and for the everyman. A people should NEVER, under no circumstance or occasion, fear or live in fear of its government, its officers, or its appointed representatives.......especially in a system of self-government. It is percieved, by those in office, that as long as you appease the general populous with some hint
of convienence in their daily lives, they will turn a nearly blind eye to the factthat they are litterally being abused by those who have sworn to protect and serve their collective and common interest. Ours, by foundation, is a Christian Nation. Whether you believe in that system of belief, or not, is not really relevant. We all know Christians who do not live to the full tune of their faith's requirement, but show me any faith where every member does. We accept and encourage your rights to believe freely, as you would; however, our system of social, self-government is outlined and guided by the base priciple facts of what is inherently right or wrong. Most faiths believe many of the same things where right and wrong are concerned. It is, for most, an instinctive knowledge rather than a learned behavoir. I submit that there is no such animal, realistically speaking, as the seperationof the church and the state. Most in office are also member of the church. In history, elected officials for the state would conduct matters of the state, in church. It was simply because they were already there. Often times, the more senoir offices of state were held by the church leaders and ministers.

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