Thursday, April 14, 2016
Freedom For All! (Wealthy White Men)
On Facebook, Crushing Libs (In Our Dreams) posted: Did you notice how high on the Bill of Rights we listed the right to bear arms?
That wasn't an accident!
I responded: That's right. It was actually essential to suppress slave revolts and keep them people in their place. At least according to the founding fathers who wrote it, including Patrick Henry. Slavery forever!
Dan added: The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.
In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they were regulated by the states.