Discussion Monday: Which Right is Most at Risk and Which is More Vital to Preserving Liberty?


As I’m writing and publishing, I’d like to answer specific questions, hear what you, my fellow Americans, are experiencing on a daily basis as it relates to politics, and ask questions as well.

With this in mind, moving forward, on the first Monday of every month, I’m going to post a discussion question. I’d also like to hear any experiences you’ve had regarding the specific political issues I post about. Any questions for me about the topic are welcomed and encouraged.

Right now, two of our precious Constitutional rights are severely at risk. The First Amendment says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”. Both religion and free speech are in a precarious state—especially with the idea of “hate speech” becoming increasingly legitimized by the younger generation.

The Second Amendment, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” is also at risk. Guns, rather than humanity, are vilified, and emotional reactions to violent crimes are used as ammo for stricter gun laws.

Let’s Talk:

Which right do you believe is most at risk and why?

Which right is more vital to preserving liberty and why?

Please take time to respond in the comment section below. Questions are welcome!

The Liberty Belle

2 thoughts on “Discussion Monday: Which Right is Most at Risk and Which is More Vital to Preserving Liberty?”

  1. In my opinion, the 2nd amendment is most at risk at this time. A strong, well funded and popular anti-gun movement has made gun ownership in our major cities difficult if not impossible. Most individuals no longer need guns to survive or for protection, and the theory of needing to fight off our own government has not been taken seriously by most Americans for the last 50 years. Unfortunately, I also believe the 2nd Amendment if the most important right we have as citizens of the U.S. Why? Because without the 2nd Amendment, we have no way of ensuring that we can exercise the 1sr Amendment. History is clear. Governments intent on subjugating their populations curtail gun ownership first. Only then do they go after freedom of speech, freedom of movement, etc.

    1. Christin McMasters

      Very true. Our armed citizenry is one of, if not THE, primary reason other countries refuse to invade or attack. And you’re right, our own government is reticent to step on other rights because of the 2nd Amendment. It’s amazing to think about what could happen should we be disarmed as a citizenry. Do we really only want our police and government officials to have guns? Those on the anti-gun side of the debate don’t realize how much their lives would change should they find success.
      These are great points that are giving me more to think about! Thank you for the post!

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