Single-Issue Voter

10 months ago

TRIGGER WARNING: Gun Stuff. Pun and reality intended.

I am a gun and freedom enthusiast. I always have been. I first shot a gun, when I was six. I got my first subscription to a gun magazine, when I was twelve. I didn't own an actual firearm until I was 19.

I have been all over the map on politics. I voted Republican, Democrat, Perot (whatever the hell he was), split ticket, registered Libertarian recently, and pretty consistently voted Republican over the past 15 years.

But one thing that has grown inside me is an understanding that I am a single-issue voter. In the simplest analysis, I am a pro-gun voter. But if you talk to my Facebook friends, coworkers, analog friends, and neighbors, you would think that I was a libertarian Republican. That isn't the kernel of my truth - simplified or complexified.

In the end, I am an anarchocapitalist. My favorite U.S. document is the Declaration of Independence, despite its specificity. I love the flawed Bill of Rights. The guarantee of free speak and assembly is sacrosanct and needs no government modifications. But the gun is concrete, it is a tool and tactile.

Though I might pledge fealty to certain rights, a Constitution, or amendments, in the end I vote singularly for the gun.

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gun rights is the litmus test...it's the foundation upon which everything else is based. Your stance on 'gun rights' tells me all that I need to know about you.

what's flawed about the bill of rights?

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Provisions for military justice. Really minor stuff. In all honesty, I'd have to take a few minutes and read through them to be, well, completely honest.

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I have no idea what you are talking about.
however he military is a private club...it is now and should always have been purely voluntary.
that means if you want to play you have to play by their rules...otherwise don't join.

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My understanding is that military justice also applies to the militias, which is not exactly the same as joining the militia. I also believe that joining the military should not negate your natural rights, and even if you do agree to the rules, then you should be able to leave at will. Though if I did join the military, I would accept the rules - pragmatically. Sort of like driving on public roads. This is off the cuff. More later - helping my kid with homework.

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then you better do some reading.
of course you are free to believe anything you want...
a tiny suggestion, made with no offense intended..
if you do NOT know about something...don't say that it is flawed.

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LOL. I know about the military portion. At least, I believe I do. Will get back to you. Another daughter is beckoning me for homework help. The reading portion is as simple as reading the amendment.

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"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger;" This has been perversely extended, in my opinion, to allow for a separate "military code of conduct" legal system.

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I don't see the problem " when in actual service in time of war or public danger;"
seems reasonable. In a existential crisis situation there's no time to argue.".
PLUS..I have read and used to be subject to the UCMJ (universal code of military justice) what part of it do you have a problem with?

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But that "existential crisis" has been extended to any military service, and well beyond capital crimes.

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that could very well be true. but it has nothing to do with the original intent of the bill of rights.
"not responsible for advice not taken".