January 10, 2013
American militia firing at the British infantry from behind a split-rail fence during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, March 15, 1781.
Alfred Jacob Miller – Snake Indians Testing Bows
There are several versions of the text of the Second Amendment, each with slight capitalization and punctuation differences, found in the official documents surrounding the adoption of the Bill of Rights. One version was passed by the Congress, while another is found in the copies distributed to the States and then ratified by them.
As passed by the Congress:
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.
As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:
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.
(Pasted from <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Text>)
Don’t you think it’s time the US of A enter the 21st century?
All images courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
June 15, 2009
Images of the uprising in Iran are now available, at The Big Picture.
December 5, 2008
Rick Mercer reminds us how Stephen Harper triggered a Canadian parliamentary fiasco by trying to throttle democracy:
January 31, 2008
Larry Moran discusses an issue that has long given me doubts about our involvement in Afghanistan. Is this the kind of democracy that Canadians should be giving up their lives for? Are Islam and western democratic principles mutually exclusive?