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Letters to the editor: Thursday, Oct. 26

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Right to bear arms

I would be willing to bet that the majority of liberals have never read the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and, therefore, have no idea what it really means or why it was created in the first place. Instead, they would rather jump on the liberal bandwagon to whine and spew hate.

One of the first steps in achieving socialism is to take away our right to bear arms. Did it ever occur to you that the Obamas and Clintons never asked their secret service men to relinquish their guns even though they continue to preach the need for gun control? Obviously, they prefer being protected by men who exercise their right to bear arms. So it appears that what's good for the goose is not good for the gander — the epitome of hypocrisy!

Do you really think gun control would have stopped the horrific massacre in Las Vegas or the senseless killing of five police officers in Dallas? The criminals and lunatics will always find a way to obtain guns, regardless of any gun control measures. Gun control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. Guns in the hands of honest citizens saves lives; without them, we are subjects. It's a no-brainer!

I'm a firm believer in our Second Amendment rights. Don't let our government waste millions of tax dollars in an effort to make all law-abiding citizens an easy target.

Amy Poskey,

Denton

No new revolution

Our extraordinary American Revolution was justified by the ideals, values and principles of the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration's "unalienable [natural] Rights" were then guaranteed in our Constitution, which British prime minister Gladstone called "the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man."

Our constructive, therefore extraordinary, revolution resulted in "unlimited opportunities," lifting millions of people from here and all over the world out of poverty.

It produced the world's most powerful nation, "the greatest force for good in the history of the world" (attributed to John McCain).

Soon after our revolution, the French Revolution brought the reign of terror.

Later, European revolutions often failed, bringing misery and dislocation.

Marxist socialism, which promised paradise on earth, instead brought destructive forces for evil, with, among others, the Russian revolution, the National Socialist revolution, Mao's Chinese revolution, the Cuban revolution, the Cambodian revolution, the Venezuelans' "Bolivarian" revolution.

Combined, these destructive revolutions brought slaughter for some 150 million people and tyranny and misery for hundreds of millions more.

Now, finding our country imperfect, which it is, American leftists (not true liberals or ordinary Democrat voters) want a new revolution to destroy what is as a first step to creating a perfect Marxist paradise.

History teaches us that if we destroy our imperfect but constructive system, rather than making incremental improvements when possible, we are much more likely to create another destructive Marxist/socialist or Nazi hell than paradise on earth.

Lee Nahrgang,

Denton