Who’s Attacking the Constitution Now?
A. Barton Hinkle, December 31, 2012
And they should want to read it expansively. A common talking point among gun enthusiasts is that the Second Amendment provides the people with the means to protect their other rights. But what’s the use of having arms to protect rights you don’t believe in? You can hardly claim to be defending the First Amendment in one breath, after all, when you’re demanding Piers Morgan’s deportation in the next.
All in all, Hinkle offers up a well-balanced argument. This is excellent reading, regardless of one’s political leanings, as it invites all parties to really consider the unintended consequences of cherry-picking our freedoms.