Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ranking Rights

Benjamin Martin: May I sit with you?
Charlotte Selton: It's a free country. Or at least it will be.
--The Patriot

Gun control advocates claim that the Second Amendment should not 'trump all else' and that the right to self defense needs to be 'balanced' alongside other rights.

These claims are misguided. The framers did not enumerate rights with weightings or rankings. All carry the same weight--that of being completely secured. They are equally protected under the law and not subject to compromise or infringement.

More of one right cannot be negotiated at the expense of another because each individual is born with them in their totality.

The spectre of horsetrading rights is a construct of the statist mind meant to dupe people into believing that the natural rights granted to them by their Creator or by their humanity (not by government) are limited and subject to negotiation.

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