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Saturday, September 17, 2016

intent of the 2nd amendment is clear

Click here to read this awesome article about the 2nd amendment

Presented by Worldnetdaily, it discusses the findings of the chief justice of the Michigan Supreme court, Thomas Cooley. Cooley, who lived in the 19th century and diedin 1898 was also Dean of the University of Michigan Law School and president of the Bar Association. He also served as first chairman of the interstate Commerce Commission. Cooley's commentaries as mentioned in the article were influential in preserving our founders intent and Shaping America's laws around those intentions.


Here below, is an excerpt:


Thomas Cooley stated of the Second Amendment: “The right is general. It may be supposed from the phraseology of this provision that the right to keep and bear arms was only guaranteed to the militia; but this would be an interpretation not warranted by the intent. The militia, as has been explained elsewhere, consists of those persons who, under the law, are liable to the performance of military duty, and are officered and enrolled for service when called upon. … If the right were limited to those enrolled, the purpose of the guarantee might be defeated altogether by the action or the neglect to act of the government it was meant to hold in check. The meaning of the provision undoubtedly is, that the people, from whom the militia must be taken, shall have the right to keep and bear arms, and they need no permission or regulation of law for that purpose.”


Not only that look at what he said about the Christian faith which  is related to the topic:

In “Constitutional Limitations,” eighth Edition, Volume 2, p. 966, 974, Thomas Cooley stated: “While thus careful to establish, protect, and defend religious freedom and equality, the American constitutions contain no provisions which prohibit the authorities from such solemn recognition of a superintending Providence in public transactions and exercises as the general religious sentiment of mankind inspires, and as seems meet and proper in finite and dependent beings.”
Cooley continued: “Whatever may be the shades of religious belief, all must acknowledge the fitness of recognizing in important human affairs the superintending care and control of the great Governor of the Universe, and of acknowledging with thanksgiving His boundless favors, of bowing in contrition when visited with the penalties of His broken laws.”
  
“The Christian religion was always recognized in the administration of the common law of the land, the fundamental principles of that religion must continue to be recognized in the same cases and to the same extent as formerly.”

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