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Letter: Keep religion and politics separate




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January 23, 2013 | 1,039 views | 3 comments

Editor:

In regard to a pro gun rally held Saturday in Austin. Firstly, in response to Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson who spoke at the rally and stated, “The Second Amendment was not granted by the Constitution, it was granted by our Creator.” Really, Mr. Patterson? Please by all means, correct me if I am wrong, but by your own twisted logic, couldn’t the anti-assault weapon crowd claim that God let 20 children be slaughtered so that we could pass new gun laws?

You see, Mr. Patterson, that is what happens when you claim God is on your side. Anything and everything can be spoken or written with the claim that the idea originated with God. The Second Amendment was written by a flesh and blood man, James Madison, who stated that the more of a separation there is between religion and government, the more each will exist in purity. You see, Madison foresaw problems when mixing religion and politics.

In the end, the Second Amendment was written at a time when the most potent weapon a person could shoulder-fire was a single- shot ball and powder musket, not an AR-15 with a 100- round clip.

For all you at the rally who wore the “come and take it” shirts, President Obama has never proposed taking anyone’s gun away; he is putting a limit on magazine size and the future sale of some assault weapons.

TRACY JOSEPH BOGERT

Von Ormy
 

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Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
January 25, 2013 9:27am
 
I saw a cool demonstration the other night on TV. I forget which channel, but it was a shooting demonstration by champion shooter Jessie Duff. I think it took her a couple of seconds to reload ... and she fired various rifles ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
January 25, 2013 8:19am
 
How many seconds does it take to change a clip ? Many individuals will just duck tape two clips together for faster changing. Eject the clip in use turn the device around and insert the new ammo. Two to three seconds ? Does ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
January 23, 2013 11:38am
 
After reading this inaccurate, untrue and confused jumble of ephemeral insipidity you need not even bother wondering who wrote it.

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