- Oct 1, 2011
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- Los Angeles, CA
Let us not conflate devotion to freedom with Constitutional rights. The Constitution was always intended by our forefathers to be a living, breathing document. It should change with the times. It was never intended to be immutable as, say, the Bible or the Koran have become. If societal norms and values change, then Amendments should be ratified.There is a very good reason. It is called FREEDOM and our Constitutional liberties. Are you opposed to freedom?
One of the first things Hitler did when he came to power was to take away gun rights. So have the Communists everywhere they come to power.
It all boils down to freedom versus totalitarianism.
And it still does not stop mass violence at schools. Communist China has recently had to put armed guards in schools after a rash of mass stabbings of school children by nutjobs. If they can't get guns, they will get use knives, Molotov cocktails, or whatever is handy.
What is really needed in not gun control, but nut control. Put them back in the mental institutions instead of trying to put them out on the streets.
I only make this point to suggest that the Constitution is not what gives moral legitimacy to any ideal. The Constitution should be a moral reflection of our society's ideals. A society could simultaneously celebrate freedom but place limits on its expression.