hondo69 wrote:Would would happen if that small country town in the middle of no where were overrun by foreigners running drugs? Or worse yet, what if it was discovered that our own Federal Government was actually aiding and abetting the bad guys by providing arms to these same drug runners? Does that town have the right to protect itself and its property?
Do they have the right? Sure. But is that realistic? The local townies get out their shot guns and take down the US armed forces? Is that your plan for defending american freedom?
hondo69 wrote:Remember the one thing the Framers feared most of all was a large, overbearing, heavy handed Federal Government that would trample the Rights of the States.
True, but remember that our current constitution was the second attempt. The articles of confederation failed because the central government was too weak.
hondo69 wrote:If you're not careful you'll end up with a Federal Government that picks and chooses which laws it decides to enforce.
That has been the status quo forever. Remember BP and all the unenforced safety regulations? Jim Crow largely worked like this too. (Harsh laws that were only enforced against blacks.) Remember a room full of adulterers voting to impeach the president? ...(while happily taking money from tabaco execs who swore under oath that they didn't believe that cigarettes were addictive or caused cancer?)