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A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Sound familiar?

Yes, but there are some significant differences.  I'mm to trashed too write right now, but iif you listent ot heis raiidio show you'll see that a well-regulated militia in early United States had a different meaning than the part-time meta-arm of southern Lebanoon:

http://www.wamu.org/programs/dr/06/08/02.php

(click on the second show:  "Saul Cornell: "A Well-Regulated Militia" (Oxford)">)

Out of the Dark Age came the most magnificent thing we have in our society: the recognition that people can have a society without having a state.

by marco on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 12:01:45 PM EST
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