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Subject: Re: Guns and parachutes in movies
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Subject: Re: Guns and parachutes in movies
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 19:47:55 -0500
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On 3/5/2018 5:38 PM, Bill Steele wrote:
> On 3/1/18 6:17 PM, alvey wrote:
>> And btw; If the USA Constitution is so fucking sacrosanct, how did it get
>> Amendments?
> States demanded variouis things before they would ratify. In this case, 
> some of them wanted to keep their own armies.

Yep...and the 2nd Amendment was passed so that southern states could 
keep owning slaves:

> A lot of the rest of it -- freedom of speech and press, search and 
> seizure -- probably came from people who had lived under totalitarian 
> regimes in Europe. It was all about the central government not having 
> too much power. United STATES.
> Go rent a copy of "1776." It will also tell you why our national bird is 
> an eagle, even though a turkey would be a better symbol of our current 
> society.

Turkeys tasted too good for anyone to want to protect them as a national 

> There might also be something about it in "Hamilton."

The short version: