Tuesday, November 20, 2012

And we wonder.

 We often wonder what made government turn out the way it did, I am reminded of a speech given by John Adams to the military in 1798 where he warned his fellow countrymen stating, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." 
This I believe is telling because if you think about it this is the reason we have to keep adding laws to our books because people with no morals are not fit to govern themselves. I have no problem with a moral, upstanding person owning a fully auto M60 or  even an RPG however I don't think I like the idea of the local  Black Panther Party or the neighborhood crack dealer owning one.
By the same token there is nothing in the constitution about not beating your wife or not sexual abusing children because the the founding fathers never thought we would have turned into such a debase society.
Just Dukes two cents worth.
 

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  1. And a good two cents, maybe even three!

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    1. John and Old NFO, Thanks, we have become such a dis-functional society.

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  3. Chances are that your local crack dealer and the local NBP member are one and the same.....

    But the important part is that even if they aren't, if they got out of line with their FA toys, then the rest of the neighborhood would be able to take care of things with their own FA firearms.

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    1. Mr B very true my friend, Thanks.

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  4. and my Dear Duke's two cents is always worth at least $20 bucks in my books! you nailed this one buddy...and like usual - without a bunch of unnecessary words. good job on this one buddy. but i expect nothing less.

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, Aw shucks my friend. You are too kind as usual.

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  5. Your two cents was worth more than two cents.
    Great post!

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  6. really good perspective duke...

    nobody moral would think we need half the laws we have..

    and as you point out, some people will never play be the rules anyway - frustrating.

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    1. Jambaloney, It is true if people acted civil we would not need any laws. Thanks my friend.

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  7. Dear Duke - we are celebrating American Thanksgiving today - woohoo! we have so very much to be thankful for! and we are very thankful for the friendships that we have made. and you are one of the friends who has taught us much and has always been there. thank you, buddy. thank you so much for your friendship! we'll be thinking of you when we list off all of our friends that we are so grateful to have. and i hope that you have a fantastic Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, Thanks you are a good friend and I appreciate your warm thoughts. Happy Thanksgiving.

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