The following is another ‘censored comment’ – censored by yet another website that shouts to the rooftops for ‘free speech’ and ‘liberty’.
It’s written regarding a lengthy post by the now deceased, Robert Parry. Though the piece was originally written in 2013, Consortium News did a repost of it on 10 August 2019.
Robert Parry, founder of this site, exposed in this Jan. 2013 article the dangerous & false idea the U.S. Constitution Framers put in the 2nd Amendment so an armed population could fight the government the Framers had just created.
Those who wish to read it in its entirety can click here.
What an absurdly disingenuous piece of…crap (to be polite).
The ‘framers’ of the Constitution were very well aware that though they instituted a government with the best intentions, that government – just as well as any – could become corrupt and tyranny could still arise.
No amount of ‘historical’ spin will change the original intent:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Clearly: for ‘the security of a FREE state’ it is the ‘right of the PEOPLE‘ to keep and bear arms. NOT the government, police, or any other ‘official’ representatives.
Robert Parry’s screed is so utterly disingenuous it’s simply reprehensible.