Defending the 2nd I
I have to ask Andrew Gerenyi, author of the letter “Abolish the 2nd” (Aug. 14 and TribLIVE.com), if he scribed his protest against the “obsolete” Second Amendment with quill and ink. After all, the Framers did not have laptops and spellcheck in their day, either.
If Gerenyi was so inspired to write about the George Zimmerman case, tried in our courts, which also were founded long before any of us were born, please explain why there were no powdered wigs to be seen in the extensive coverage.
Speaking of which, I have never seen a town crier roaming the downtown streets of Greensburg announcing the latest news. Just how did Gerenyi come to know about this landmark trial in a colony so far from our own?
Since his letter was printed long after this case was decided, I can only assume he traveled from Florida by oxen, as a horse-drawn carriage would have been here within a week after the trial.
If he wishes to reside where there is no fear of constitutional rights and those darn pesky amendments, he is free to move. I hear Somalia is nice this time of year.
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