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Tea Party Candidate Adds Right To ‘Take Up Arms Against The Government’ To The 2nd Amendment

Candidate John Stone embellished the second amendment to play into right wing paranoia. Aren't conservatives supposed to have memorized the Constitution?
Tea Party Candidate Adds Right To ‘Take Up Arms Against The Government’ To The 2nd Amendment

Via FreakOutNation:

Republicans are always  fighting an imaginary tyranny. John Stone, a leading Tea Party candidate in Georgia’s 12th congressional district, currently occupied by conservative Democratic Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), made an appearance on Tea Party Express’ radio show last week in which he  was asked about his approach to gun laws if he’s elected.

Think Progress reports, “Stone argued that gun rights were immutable, in part because, in his view, the Second Amendment gives Americans the right to armed rebellion. (He also misquoted George Washington, falsely claiming that America’s firs...

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