Meathead is still a Meathead

Jan 29, 2012 by

One of my favorite shows as I was growing up was ‘All in the Family.’ But from the first the one person on the show that I disliked was meathead. Meathead was played by Rob Reiner who is so typical of the liberals that infest Hollywood to this day. I vividly remember one episode where Archie and meathead get into an argument over the second amendment to the Constitution. Back then I was not a gun collector but I had a deep respect for the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

In the argument meathead took the position that the second amendment meant that only the militia were guaranteed the right to bear arms. He based this on his distorted usage of that term in the amendment. This is a common argument used by liberals today in their misguided attempts to disarm us all and leave us at the mercy of criminals and a possible tyrannical government. For those liberals who are unfamiliar with the second amendment I will reproduce it for you.

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.

Seems pretty straightforward and unambiguous, as the founding fathers no doubt thought. But the founding fathers had never envisioned the modern day liberal. From experience I can say that most liberals arguments are not based on facts but are a twisted perversion of reality. Liberals have taken a single, straightforward sentence and twisted it around in a feeble attempt to foist their beliefs on us all.

First, meathead’s definition of militia is completely wrong. I think he interpreted the modern day militia to be the National Guard.  The definition of militia as given by Merriam-Webster is:

a: a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency

b:the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service

But when the Bill of Rights was written the definition of Militia was somewhat different. Back then the militia was defined as the whole body of able-bodied citizens. This included men and women. Merriam-Webster uses this definition too but has added that this includes men only and declared by law as being subject to call to military service. Even if we accept Merriam-Websters definition to include men only and declared by law, this includes most of the male population as all men are subject to the draft to this very day.

But even with the phrase ‘well regulated militia’ added to the second amendment, this does not imply that a well regulated militia is the sole justification for the right to keep and bear arms. What meathead conveniently leaves out of his argument is the fact that the second part of the second amendment does not say: ‘the right of the Militia to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’  It specifically states the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. What part of PEOPLE and infringed don’t liberals understand?

My final argument is that when the founding fathers drafted the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the arms that would later equip the militia that won our freedom from the British were in the hands of the people before a militia was ever organized and called into service. The arms were not supplied by the government. If we are ever confronted with a tyrannical government sometime in the future, how is a militia ever going to be formed to defend liberty if the guns needed to defend against that tyranny are in the governments hands and not we the people’s hands? Please answer that question for me meathead.

 

 

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Tea Parties Driving Liberals and MSM Nuts

Apr 20, 2009 by

teaparty I attended a local Tea Party on April 15th to join with thousands of others in voicing our displeasure with the recent bailouts, government giveaways and fiscal irresponsibility displayed by the federal government. The protest was much more than a protest about higher taxes, it was a protest against the increasingly irresponsible policies that are bankrupting our country and burdening future generations with a huge debt.

I am 60 years old and have never been to a political rally until I attended a McCain/Palin rally during the run-up to the 2008 Presidential elections. This Tea Party was my first political protest rally and I suspect it was the first protest rally for the majority of those who braved the rainy, windy weather to attend. The Tea Party was only one of many that were held nation wide, organized by a grassroots effort involving concerned citizens from not just the Republican party but Independents, Libertarians and even some Democrats.

The Tea Parties were a spectacular success, with conservative attendance estimates of 750,000 nation wide. You would think that 750,000 people gathering across the nation at one time would make for big headlines and lots of main stream media (MSM) coverage. You would thinks so, but unfortunately that did not happen. The MSM did its best to marginalize and even ridicule the genuine concerns of 750,000 United States citizens. Attendance figures were deliberately and grossly under-reported. Obscene teabagging jokes were made by CNN correspondents like Anderson Cooper as well as “journalists” from MSNBC and all the other liberal media.

Social media venues like Twitter had trolls using obscene language to attack and ridicule Tea Party participants and those blogging about the Tea Parties. There is a saying that if you are arguing with a liberal and he starts calling you names after 30 seconds, you have won the argument. So using that argument I would say that the Tea Party participants are winning over the liberals and MSM who have been mocking and attacking them with potty humor. The liberals and MSM are so intimidated and surprised by the scope of the protests and the fact that they were organized by a grassroots effort of people whom the liberals and MSM deemed incapable of pulling off such a feat has reduced them to potty humor and simply trying to ignore them.

I don’t know what the liberals and MSM answers will be to the next round of protests which are coming this summer. If they think this was a one time event they are sadly mistaken. No longer will we sit idly by and watch our country be destroyed, our Constitution be ignored and our beliefs be marginalized and ridiculed. We will be silent no more. Not only will we use the power of the vote to turn our country around but the combined sounds of our voices raised in protest by grassroots efforts. The Department of Homeland Security can try to label us “right wing extremists” but the founding fathers knew who we really are – Patriots.

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