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Defending the Second Amendment

The Redlands Tea Party Patriots will defend the Second Amendment at its monthly meeting in Mentone on Thursday.

The Redlands Tea Party Patriots will defend the Second Amendment starting Thursday when group will host several pro-gun speakers during its February meeting.

The first speaker is Phillip Naman, host of the "Firing Line" radio show heard Saturdays, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., on AM 590 The Answer. A representative for US Congressman Gary Miller will give the crowd a reality check about gun-control legislation in Congress.

The two-hour meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd. in Mentone. A no-host dinner precedes the meeting.

The crowd, which often numbers more than 100, will also hear updates about a gun-control resolution the Redlands City Council will likely adopt in March.

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Amanda Frye February 10, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Thanks for the reading recommendation. I just finished "The Founders and Finance- How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy" by Thomas K. McCraw. The book should be on the Tea Party's must read list. McCraw was a Pulitzer Prize winner for history and Strauss Professor of Business History Emeritus at Harvard Business School.
Wheeler Gannon February 10, 2013 at 08:31 PM
To understand the Second Amendment, I suggest reading The Federalist Papers. Note that they were signed anonymously by PUBLIUS. Sabatini has "zero respect for the cowards who can't say who they really are." I revere Founders like Hamilton, Madison, and Jay (likely the authors, PUBLIUS) as patriots. Sabatini and I have a fundamentally different view of America, its beliefs, its ethos, its history, its present, and its future. If Mr. Sabatini actually read Supreme Court decisions, he'd realize that my quotes were exact, and on point. Perhaps he should read our Constitution as well. It's my opinion that Sabatini and his ilk are cartoon characters without substance. aa
Amanda Frye February 11, 2013 at 04:26 AM
The Federalist Papers are important but it is essential to read the Anti-Federalist Papers for complete arguments involved in debates over the Constitution ratification. Understanding the politics at play over the ratification of the Constitution is essential to understanding the Second Amendment. The Anti-Federalist are credited with insisting on the inclusion of the Bill of Rights which contained Amendments I-X. The distrust of a strong central government taking away liberties is a theme that seems to resonate with the Tea Party members who should identify with the convictions of the Anti-Federalist arguments. I appreciate the Tea Party for raising concerns over the second amendment which forced me to pull “The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers” off my shelf for review causing me to dig a little deeper into Constitutional Law and read synopsis of case law arguments surrounding the Second Amendment. We should all find solace in the fact that judicial review is fundamental to the US system of government where the actions of the executive and legislative branches of government are subject to review and possible invalidation by the judicial branch.
Jeffrey Sabatini February 11, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Sorry pal, but there is nothing a nameless, faceless, cretin like yourself can do or say to offend me. Perhaps someday you might find the courage to climb out of your hole and face the world like a real man, using your real name and photo. But we are more likely to get a look at Obama's original birth certificate and college transcripts long before that ever happens. Until then, you simply matter not.
Jeffrey Sabatini February 11, 2013 at 02:13 PM
See John, she's not that far off left as you think... Like I said, it's not the guns themselves, it's the attack on our freedom of choice. Consider this... If under Ocare a doctor asks a patient about gun ownership, can the patient refuse to answer without fear of losing care or services from that doctor and/or hospital? And, if the patient tells the doctor not to chart or record in any way the question being asked along with the refusal to answer... Is the doctor bound by HIPAA, and/or the good old 4th Amendment to comply? Or does Obama's executive orders and the ACA give the doctor cover, discrimination, or even a choice or in the matter? The gun ban/bill is a distraction to draw single issue voters attention away from the loss of civil rights. BTW, did you read how Bloomberg is now looking to ban all Styrofoam cups, plates, bowels and takeout containers from New York? No Soup For Him!!!

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