How Fears of Abolition Shaped the Second Amendment

Thom plus logo Little did Madison, Jefferson, or Henry realize that one day in the future, weapons-manufacturing corporations, newly defined as "persons" by a dysfunctional Supreme Court, would use his slave-patrol militia amendment to protect their "right" to manufacture and sell guns to individuals who would use them to murder schoolchildren

"Give me liberty or give me death." - Patrick Henry

Article 1, Section 8, of the proposed Constitution had southern slave owners concerned about the future of their economy.

Slavery can exist only in the context of a police state, and the enforcement of that police state was the explicit job of the militias.

If the antislavery folks in the North could figure out a way to disband those southern militias - or even just to move the militias out of the states - the police state of the South would collapse. And, similarly, if the North were to invite into military service the slaves of the South, then they could be emancipated, which would collapse the institution of slavery - and the southern economic and social systems - altogether.

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Manfred 49 weeks 5 days ago

Gore got into trouble accepting campain contributions from buddhist monks during Clintons reelection campain.

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Dianereynolds 49 weeks 4 days ago

Morning HotCoffee,

That mad Maxine video was an eye opener. I never trusted Obama when it came to collecting information on people. His spying on the Trump campaign is right in line with his modus operandi. I was surprised that Mad Maxine was even informed of his data collection. She has to be one of the dumbest people in Congress. Proof that gerrymandering works. She doesn't even live in her district.

Today's hoot of the day,

Top Progressive ThinkProgress Site Bleeding Cash and People

The outlet has lost five staffers in 2019 and is looking at a $3 million gap between revenue and expenses.

"ThinkProgress, the website that is a project of the Democratic Party’s primary think tank, is facing dire financial troubles and bleeding staff, according to primary-source documents viewed by The Daily Beast."

This was also the claim of the leftie radio talking heads. Nobody tuned them in, advertisers fled, and they blamed the owners of right-wing media for their demise. Leftie/socialists always have someone/something to blame for their stupidity.

Get woke - Go broke

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deepspace 49 weeks 4 days ago

Even though she took a political hit, Hillary totally nailed it in deriding wing-nut liars and internet influencers as a "basket of deplorables," much to the chagrin of incensed Republican snowflakes, such as yourself -- like cockroaches crawling out of the woodwork when the light is turned on -- all reciting the same exact script.

If Truckin' Granny is so worried about "think" tanks influencing the way people think, start with your own angry and hateful self first, and your Bobbsey twin lover Hot Pants. You will find that "your" small, secondhand basket full of deplorable "thoughts" perfectly lines up (Mere coincidence? Yeah right!) with the deplorable lies and innuendo disseminated widely throughout King Trump's inbred fiefdom by his deplorable liegemen lurking in the dark warrens and putrid stench of the:

  • Heritage Foundation
  • Freedomworks
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Lexington Institute
  • Claremont Institute
  • Hudson Institute
  • Cato Institute
  • Hoover Institution
  • Project for the New American Century
  • Center for Security Policy
  • Foreign Policy Research Institute
  • Center for Immigration Studies
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • The Federalist Foundation

Looks like you have a lot of work to do in deprogramming therapy to clear out all that smelly garbage overflowing your little trashcan. I can help with that.

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ericharrison11 47 weeks 6 days ago

This sort of thing really is what makes me realize we need better people in office now! There are too many things wrong with our governemt and leaders to just let it keep on like this. We must take major action now.

Eric - Austin TX - Blog writer for these outlets. - -

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