Originally Posted by BigRedChief
This is a very far right dominated forum. Look at the polls. National polls say 92% of the American public and 85% of the NRA favor background checks but this forum can't even make it to 50%. This isn't an isolated poll or issue. It's the norm.
Most people answer polls, as well as vote, with their guts. Not because they're informed,even know the Constitution or why certain things were put in it. Often, they're polled after the mainstream media hammers them with how they want to shape their thinking. Majorities do not get to infringe rights. That's the bottom line.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950