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Founding Fathers and the 2nd Amendment

James Madison expresses it best in the Federalist Papers, why the right to bear arms is important, from the Patriot Post this morning:

The Patriot Post Founders’ Quote Daily

“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.”

— James Madison (Federalist No. 46, 1 February 1788)

About Madison’s role in writing “The Federalist Papers” –

“Madison made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist essays. In later years, when he was referred to as the “Father of the Constitution,” Madison protested that the document was not “the off-spring of a single brain,” but “the work of many heads and many hands.”

And of course, the “Nuge” has something to say to the “gun control moonbats”:

http://www.liveleak.com/e/468_1209448358

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May 23, 2008 - Posted by | In the News

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