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Start reading America’s history | Letters

December 30, 2012 · Updated 2:58 PM


After reading Ronald Cope’s letter to the editor, my first response was a broadside retaliation, but after cooling off for a while, I realized that was exactly what he wanted.

It a long standing liberal tactic to draw people into an emotional argument when you don’t have facts or reason to back you up.

As far as the Second Amendment, exactly what is irrelevant?

Is it the part where I defend myself?

Or defend my family?

Is it irrelevant to defend you?

The Second Amendment is what keeps the other 26 amendments, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence in place, protecting you from having your property confiscated, allows you to say anything you want when you want, keeps you out of prison because some petty bureaucrat doesn’t like something about you.

Maybe you should read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to see the past and current relevance in them.

The United States is under attack from “progressive” liberals who are educated far beyond their intelligence, even further from wisdom, distant from lessons in history and are horribly determined to repeat failures the founding fathers’ extreme efforts tried to prevent from reoccurring.

Mr. Cope is solidly a “progressive” in my opinion, so my advice is, paraphrased, “be careful what you wish for, you might get it.”

If you like, I can drop off a Constitution/Bill of Rights/Declaration for him to get acquainted with, say, at the newspaper office. I’ll even toss in a Washington state Constitution.

Rick Kiser
Oak Harbor


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