Preserving Liberty

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always posses arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”  – Richard Henry Lee, Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate – which passed the Bill of Rights.

Commentary:

I do enjoy the study of law.  I am often told, “…you should have been a lawyer…”.  Well, it was once a dream of mine, but I no longer desire it, but my interest in the study of law lives on.  My new desire is to become a professor of law. And here we are, in class, with the mentioning of a very little known fact, well, so it seems, regarding the possession of firearms – in America.  You’re probably thinking that I am going to mention again the constitutional protection of the “right to bear arms”, no, not quite.  I am speaking about what is seemingly a little known fact and that is, the debate regarding the “right to bear” or the “possession” of firearms – rages on. I am of the humble opinion that one should have the right to possess a weapon. – Period, Case Closed!