Letter to the Editor: Guaranteed rights
BY John Jestice, Tulsa
Monday, January 07, 2013
1/07/13 at 7:15 AM
I read that some folks would like to rid themselves of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. It is outdated and old and serves no real purpose in this day and age. You know that's both funny and odd at the same time because that nearly repeats the message Hitler made to the German congress in the 1930s. The Bill of Rights was not granted by men or women or anything else.
The Bill of Rights is our guaranteed right to protect ourselves. That right is not provided by a congress, president, king or queen. It is given to every person by divine providence. By nature if you wish to call it that.
The first 10 amendments are given by the very person we are, not by who sits in government of any kind. You have an absolute right to protect yourself if called upon without having to wait for someone else to help you. That is not given by anyone; it is granted by God or nature, whatever term you care to choose. It cannot be struck down by an act of Congress.
It is your rights above all the powers of anyone, and you cannot be denied those protections. To give them up is to declare you no longer have value.
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