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Term: Well Regulated Militia researched

05/29/2013

And defined.

Lost in the gun rights debate, much to the detriment of American freedom, is the fact that the Second Amendment is in fact an “AMENDMENT”. No “Articles in Amendment” to the Constitution, more commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights, stand alone and each can only be properly understood with reference to what it is that each Article in Amendment amended in the body of the original Constitution. It should not be new knowledge to any American the Constitution was first submitted to Congress on September 17, 1787 WITHOUT ANY AMENDMENTS. After much debate, it was determined that the States would not adopt the Constitution as originally submitted until “further declamatory and restrictive clauses should be added” “in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its (the Constitutions) powers”. (This quote is from the Preamble to the Amendments, which was adopted along with the Amendments but is mysteriously missing from nearly all modern copies.) The first ten Amendments were not ratified and added to the Constitution until December 15, 1791.

This is a rather fascinating article about The Article. It has some serious historical research invested, and some sweet understanding involved.

5 Comments
  1. upaces88 permalink
    05/29/2013 13:58

    I fear we have waited too late.

  2. 05/29/2013 19:11

    We did it before.

  3. upaces88 permalink
    05/30/2013 01:44

    I know we did…IF we are talking about 1776….?

    He heard about preparations….and now has foreign troop on our soil as of this last week.

  4. 05/30/2013 06:40

    If it is true, the party starts a little earlier than we thought.

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