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Second Amendment a linchpin of freedom
Letter to the Editor
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Dear Editor: The column “Why the Second Amendment” in The News on January 19, 2013, by guest columnist Walter Williams was sensational. It was a straightforward, honest and truthful assessment of the sordid state of our government. From personal experience at Concord Bridge the Founders recognized the Second Amendment as the linchpin of freedom. That is the reason for the wording “shall not be infringed.” In simple terms, it is not to be touched without consent of the people as specified in Article V. 

What is being proposed by the president and some members of Congress is without question a violation of our Constitution, both Article V, and the Second Amendment. All gun owners should pause and give thought to the question, why, then, are they proposing such deceptive underhanded measures after taking an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic? Where is their conscience?    

Such behavior on the part of elected government officials comports to the definition of traitor, defined as “one who violates a confidence or trust; one who acts perfidiously or treacherously; spec; one who violates his allegiance and betrays his country; one guilty of treason.” This appears to be a clear case of misconduct by public officers and should justify the introduction of articles of impeachment. 


Grady Mullins

Rockdale County