Common Sense & The 2nd Amendment

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When he who was socially ill picked-up an assault weapon & killed twenty children in an elementary school, the right to bare firearms came into conflict with the right to life & the pursuit of happiness in the United States.

This happened in Connecticut & now, four months later, that state has the strictest gun laws in the nation.  Connecticut’s consequential legislative action in regards to the massacre of its school children is an enactment of that part of the 2nd Amendment about a “well regulated militia.”  A well regulated militia is the purpose of the right to bare firearms, according to the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  The leaders of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and others have expanded the meaning of this amendment in good & bad ways.  However, these folks must realize, when twenty 6-year-old citizens are massacred by one of our less responsible gun-toting citizens, compromises are going to have to be made.  One of the compromises that must be worked-out is a wee bit more gun regulation ~ enforced gun regulation.  If certain senators and representatives in Washington D.C. do not yield to this common sense ~ let’s get rid of them.  Let’s vote them into oblivion no later than 2014.

~ Rawclyde!

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Photo:  Tom Paine

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America as a gun culture…

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“The AR-15 is today’s musket”

~ says David R. Keene NRA president…

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The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution:

“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.”

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The automobile, like the gun, is a lethal instrument, and the states have recognized it as such by requiring that each driver as well as each car must be registered and that each driver must meet certain specified qualifications. It is mildly inconvenient to conform, but no one seriously objects to the general principle, as gun lobbyists do to gun registration… American legislators have been inordinately responsive to the tremendous lobby maintained by the National Rifle Association, in tandem with gunmakers and importers… One must wonder how grave a domestic gun catastrophe would have to be in order to persuade us. How far must things go?

~ Richard Hoffstadter

(1916 – 1970)

https://guncontrolnowusa.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/america-as-a-gun-culture-by-richard-hofstadter

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“Today I Hate The Whole World”

photo

by Lucretia

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Saint Joan of Arizona implores God…

Saint Joan of Arizona wonders...

“Almighty Father, for what do Americans need an assault weapon available in every nut-cake’s hand?”

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Saint Joan of Arc Litany

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Lord, have mercy on us!

Jesus, have mercy on us!

Lord, have mercy on us!

Jesus Christ, hear us! Jesus Christ, graciously hear us!

Our Heavenly Father, Who art God, have mercy on us!
Jesus, Savior of the world, Who art God, have mercy on us!
Holy Spirit, Who art God, have mercy on us!
Holy Trinity, Who art God, have mercy on us!

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, chosen by God at Domremy, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, informed of your mission by Saint Michael & his Angels, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, compliant to the call of God, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, confidant and submissive to your voices, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, model of family life and labor, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, faithfully devoted to Our Lady, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, who delighted in the Holy Eucharist, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, model of generosity in the service to God, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, example of faithfulness to Divine vocation, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, model of union with God in action, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, virgin & soldier, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, model of courage & purity in the field of battle, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, compassionate towards all who suffer, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, the pride of Orleans, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, glory of Reims, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, liberator of your nation, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, abandoned and imprisoned at Compiegne, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, pure and patient in thy prison, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, heroic and valiant before thy judges, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, alone with God at the hour of torment, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, Martyr of Rouen, please pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, please hear us, Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, Lord.

Saint Joan of Arc, please pray for us
that we may become worthy of the promises of Our Savior Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Oh God, Who hast raised up in an admirable manner, the maiden of Domremy, Saint Joan of Arc, for the defense of her faith and her country, by her intercession, we ask Thee to help U.S. President Barack Obama convince all the armed and cantankerous gun-nuts in the United States of America to peacefully yield to a common-sense regulation of their firearms so that there is less murder and mayhem throughout this land from sea to shining sea, through Jesus Christ Our Lord…

Amen.

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Based on a litany by Bishop Louis of Saint Dié…

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A vision of the cross…

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 It’s rugged n’

it’s old n’

it’s made

  of wood ~

 

Yet it shines

like a not too far

star

   should ~

 

And

now

I

 see!

 

It’s a growing

light

‘specially

   for me ~

 

I who have nothing

thus

oh

   so freeeeeee ~

 

So free

I am

even absent

of Meeeeeee

 

Oh

what

 tran-

 quility!

 

Pure

 spirit-

 u-

 ality!

 

Oh

to be wrapped

in this

   bright light shroud ~

 

Oh

to

be

   allowed ~

 

To be

to be

to be

   to beeeeeee ~

 

 Infinite-

ly

 eternal-

 lyyyyyyy!

 

Yeeeeeeeap, its

straight from

my one n’ only

real n’ right-on Boss ~

 

A

vision

of

The Cross

!

 

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Deep Desert Blues

by Rawclyde!

http://www.yeoldeguide.yolasite.com

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