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Thread: EXAMINATION OF THE SYNTACTICAL ARCHETECTURE OF 2A

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    DISPASSIONATE ANALYSIS OF THE AMENDMENT'S
    SYNTACTICAL ARCHITECTURE
    MAY BE FACILITATED BY THE FOLLOWING ANALOGY:



    "A well regulated militia being necessary to the securityof a free state,
    the right of the people to keep and bear arms
    shall not be infringed" US Constitution, 2nd Amendment



    ANALOGY: A well educated electorate being necessary to the

    security of a free state, the right of THE PEOPLE

    to keep and read books shall not be infringed.



    1. Does this say thatonly votershave the right to read books?



    2. Does this say "well educated"onlyby STATE GOVERNMENT colleges?



    3. Does this say thatonlyvoters who are professors of state run colleges
    have the right to read books?



    4. Does this say that if you miss an election, it's ok for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Booksto knock down your door and steal your books?




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    I like it. Who came up with that?
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    I saw some of it, in unattributed form,

    and I added to it and re-shaped it.

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    I've seen something like this before, but it's an argument that's just as valid.

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    Pointman wrote:
    I've seen something like this before, but it's an argument that's just as valid.
    I also have a more elaborated parsing of 2A by 2 professional grammarians, who are impartial and neutral, taken from 2 printed articles, with the author 's verbal permission at an NRA Annual Meeting. I 'd post them here, but I 'm not sure if this format, this forum,will accept material of that length.

    If u r interested, we can arrange some means of communication thereof. It may all become moot, in vu of the forthcoming USSC decision.

    David



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    I recall reading an article. A gentleman, who was Pro-Second Amendment hired a man from the UK who was regarded as one of the most prolific minds on the English language and grammar (he was the person Oxford Dictionary went to with questions, if I recall). In any case, the man had him do an analysis on the Second Amendment and actually posed that rephrasing to him, asking if it was comperable, to which the man agreed.

    Wish I could find the article, I think someone had posted a link to it here a while back.

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