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Subject:  Re: Here's why Libs don't get it Date:  1/10/2013  10:05 AM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  665528 of 876050

The original Constitution recognized the legitimacy of slavery. Was slavery, the ability of one person to buy, sell, and dispose of a human being, another of your pre-existing rights? If so, what happened to it?
It was also ok for women to be denied the right to vote? Where was that right when the Constitution was ratified? Where did that right come from?
The Constitution can be amended. Anything in the Constitution can be changed, given sufficient support. The states can call a Constitutional Convention and the whole thing can be scrapped, if support existed.

Your argument holds water on the first two points but not the third. Even I, scared silly by guns, would buy one if any movement is made to strip citizens of the right to bear arms.
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