Published DateTo the editor,
George Maloof of Plymouth believes that the 2nd amendment is RACIST. He offers no explanation of how the constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms could possibly be racist. No particular race or gender is excluded from the 2nd Amendment. It does not discriminate or favor one race over the other. I wish Mr. Mallof would explain his thought process. He must be working out of the Democrat playbook, you know, either blame Bush or declare racism. Wow, that's stretch for even for a Democrat.
Mr. Maloof believes that all of our freedoms are derived from the freedom of speech and that the 2nd Amendment doesn't actually protect our freedoms. He cutely uses the old adage of "the pen is mightier than the sword" to prove his point. Why don't we just use our mighty pen to write a letter asking that violent criminals just stop committing acts of violence? That should do the trick! Here in the REAL world we have REAL threats, and those threats justify more than Mr. Maloof's mighty pen. Here is an old adage for you George, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me".
The truth is, the only thing that can stop a tyrannical government from stripping away all of our freedoms is the armed citizenry. Is that racist?