Why is the Second Amendment the single go-to amendment for the assault weapon-toting people concerned that gun regulations take away their constitutional rights? Why not take a moment to read a bit from the Ninth Amendment advocating for my constitutional right provided by our government for “…obtaining happiness and safety”? I am finding it difficult to feel any sense of safety knowing someone could be packing heat at my grocery store, movie theater or local bars. Any answer for me?
May 11, 2020
All amendments matter, not just the 2nd Amendment
[Sure, I have an answer for you Joan. You apparently are getting your delusions confused with reality. In the reality shared with nearly everyone else the full text of the Ninth Amendment is:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
That Government is instituted and ought to be exercised for the benefit of the people; which consists in the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the right of acquiring and using property, and generally of pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
But it was not part of the Bill of Rights in our reality. And, it had nothing to do with the government providing it.
Joan, please check with your mental health providers and see if your meds need to be adjusted.—Joe]