by Lenny Leatherman – President Obama may belittle 2nd Amendment patriots by chiding us for “clinging to our guns and religion”. It’s ok for him to exercise his 1st Amendment right to free speech as long as he doesn’t tamper with our 2nd Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” – a right that “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”.
As Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a woman asked him, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
Mr. Franklin replied, “A republic, madam – if you can keep it.”
Today I would submit to you that the 2nd Amendment is yours – “If you can keep it”.