all of the selves we Have ever been
Frustrated and angry people
carrying guns into crowded public places is a worry. Did the forefathers anticipate such situations? Is that really what they intended with the second amendment--the right of the individual to keep and bear arms…?
What if there was a dictation problem or a spelling error?
Those darn homonyms!
Or maybe it was a misprint or an auto-correct situation and the forefathers really meant to guarantee Americans the right to
After rolling up their sleeves and using their free speech to do away with tyranny, maybe the forefathers decided to go after oppressive clothing next. Maybe they liked the sight of their wrists, the freedom of movement, and the cool feeling up their sleeves – hence the second amendment.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this ten or eleven years ago when First Lady Michelle Obama came under rapid fire for wearing sleeveless clothing and showing off her guns. BARE arms, of course!
Clearly, this mistake in constitutional privilege should not be taken lightly as the case of the First Lady demonstrates. FLOTUS was maligned by folks on the left and on the right. How dare she show off her limbs? “Out-of-season,” some said. Mrs. Obama EXPOSED herself in public! Too informal for a serious occasion. Wrong style, wrong season. Just. Plain. Wrong. Whew!
If only Michelle had thought to carry an assault rifle into a state dinner instead. A little black dress and a string of pearls would have pulled that ensemble together nicely, and she would have been within her rights. What made her think she could bare her arms in public without protection under the U.S. Constitution?
We may have to interrupt this pandemic season to ratify a 28th amendment and correct this error of the past.
I’m all for keeping my arms. But some of us don’t have the courage to bare them. We just don’t have the guns.