An Aspiring Prince Denied

alcesgigas

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1776 was a very good year; it was a time of great thinkers: economic with Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations which refuted the Boullionism (colonialism from a "mother country); social with Jeremy Bentham's Utopia; and of course our own Thomas Jefferson with our Declaration of Independence and the less-well-known Common Sense by the intrepid Paul Revere. Somehow we Americans forget about an English publication of that year that surely supported the movement toward self-governance in what later became the Untied States. The tome was, and is, Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. And we, as Constitutional adherents, revering the Second Amendment, ought never forget what Gibbon had to say,
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Nor should we allow anyone else to forget the absolute importance of the Second Amendment for there would be no other Amendments without it. It will never be antiquated; indeed the Second Amendment is perhaps more important today than it ever was.

 

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