12 September 2012

Original Intent, in Modern English (updated)

Seems clear to me.

Since hardly anyone speaks correctly (i.e., the King's English of the 1770s ... heh), here's the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in modern english:

Since the nation's security depends upon a properly-functioning militia, the People have the absolute right to keep and carry firearms. Congress shall make NO laws to change this.

6 comments:

russell.j.coller.jr said...

In my best pathetic, self-important voice: "yeah, but what about machine guns, grenade launchers & M-1 Abrams tanks? hmmm? They could be used for defense!" [then all self-defense can be regulated by one's social superiors, see?]

Stephen said...

Facts are facts...

Rev. Paul said...

RJC Jr - it's true; that point is raised every time the subject is brought up. It doesn't change the clear meaning of the Amendment. (Although I'd have a tough time arguing that "tank" = "firearm".)

Stephen, indeed - and they are stubborn things. :)

armedlaughing said...

Guess Congress cannot read...

Rev. Paul said...

gfa, they can read. They apparently just don't care.

SUERTE said...

Your right, they don't care.