Re: Semper Vigilans

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Jan 09 2001 - 14:32:25 MST

From: "Russell Whitaker" <>

>>Then by your defination my fellow NRA members and I are non-
>>extremists. We have a goal, a simple one. That is to see that our
>>constitutional rights granted under the 2nd Amendment are
>>restored and that no further infringement takes place.

>Well put, Brian. I would have elided "constitutional", however,
>and said "recognized by" rather than "granted under". The 1st ten
>amendments to the U.S. Constitution are not a Magna Carta-style
>"grant of rights" _to_ government (you know this Brian, just
>mentioning for others) but a more of a fundamental "bill of
>prohibitions" against certain actions _by_ government.

I like your corrections, and while we're at it I'll spell
"definition" correctly. "That is to see that our rights as
recognized in the 2nd Amendment are restored, and that no further
infringement takes place."

>The 2nd amendment, in particular, gives teeth to the enforcement
>of the other amendments. It's one statement recognizing RKBA as
>_the_ fundamental civil right, without which all others are just

How quickly they forget that.

>As soon as all the infringements against it are removed,
>then the goals of the RKBA organizations of which I'm a
>member will have been met.


>Oh, and after that: "eternal vigilance"... which takes on
>enhanced meaning when you're an immortalist.

Indeed there is an O'Donnel born every minute.


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