Letter to the editor

I am not advocating that anyone should show up with a gun and cause civil disobedience.

Also, I have never been a gun enthusiast and I am not a hunter. However, I have studied our country’s Constitution and the founding fathers who wrote it and the first ten amendments.

Anyone who has an open and honest mind will know the Second Amendment was not written for the purpose of hunting. The founding fathers were extremely concerned the government would become too strong to the point where it would overrule the people’s freedoms. The purpose of the Second Amendment’s “right to bear arms” was to enable the people to protect themselves from an oppressive government.

We are approaching that point with our government now. The government has the right to suggest guidelines to protect our health. However, if these guidelines are followed, it has no right to determine if you are an essential or non-essential business.

Essential or non-essential is a matter of opinion which will vary from person to person. It is government’s responsibility to protect our rights. It is our responsibility to protect our own health, not the government’s.

As long as any barber or other business adheres to the health and safety guidelines, they have the right to conduct their business. You always have the choice to use that business or not.

I am fearful the citizens of our country are losing sight of our freedoms.

Gary Hammond

Shiawassee Township

(3) comments

RacerRay

"Anyone who has an open and honest mind will know the Second Amendment was not written for the purpose of hunting." Agreed. But the same can be said that anyone with an open mind will admit that an AR, AK, etc could not be included as they weren't invented until the late 40's and 50's, some 233 years later. "As long as any barber or other business adheres to the health and safety guidelines, they have the right to conduct their business." And he is not doing that.... I ALSO have the right to a safe environment.

JMB 1911

Sigh.

A well written letter that you try to attack it with an age old saw.

OK, lets use your hackneyed argument as it would apply to other amendments.

Your phone and your computer are no longer protected by the 1st and 4th Amendments. The Founding Fathers didn't have any idea of those objects or what they could do. Any complaining you want to do must be written with ink and quill, sealed with wax, and delivered by rider on horseback.

If you are so worried about the haircut, the answer is simple...Don't get one!

RacerRay

Yup. And since they weren't clairvoyant, they have had to pass numerous amendments to the constitution. 13th outlawing slavery. Something trump would love to eliminate. 19th giving women the right to vote, etc. They can come and get my computer anytime they want. I got nothing to hide. And I cut my own hair.....I won't go to a lawbreaker.

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