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Groups and examples, not individuals

The President’s repeated use of the Newtown parents in public appearances pushing for “gun control” legislation reveals the liberal/progressive tendency to view people as groups, and
“examples,” rather than as individual citizens. This conforms with the liberal/progressive invention of a group (the state national guard) constitutional right to keep and bear arms rather than that right belonging to the individual citizen. Of course, the “group” right attached to the 2d amendment is different, to the liberal/progressive, than the “individual” rights of freedom from unreasonable search and seizure or to assemble, among others, also contained in the Bill of Rights. The liberal/progressive urges that the “people” in the 2d amendment is a group (the state) while the “people” in 1st and 4th amendments is an individual citizen.