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the 2nd Amendment in Ancient Greek

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the 2nd Amendment in Ancient Greek

Postby Markos » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:41 pm

τοῦ ἐμπείρου στρατεύματος σῴζοντος τὴν πολιτείαν τὴν θέλουσαν ἐλευθέραν μένειν, ὅπλα ἐχέτω ὁ δῆμος καὶ φερέτω.
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Re: the 2nd Amendment in Ancient Greek

Postby bedwere » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:11 am

Σύγγνωθι, ὦ φίλε, ἀλλὰ δεῖ με ἀποκριθῆναι μολὼν λαβέ. :D
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Re: the 2nd Amendment in Ancient Greek

Postby mwh » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:45 am

Bravo Markos. It’s difficult to imagine any ancient Greek statesman saying that! And I wonder how he would express or even conceive of infringing “the right of the people.” You shirk that.

Next you might try Scalia, no less, in DC v. Heller:
“We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms. … We think that limitation is fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of ‘dangerous and unusual weapons.’”
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Re: the 2nd Amendment in Ancient Greek

Postby Markos » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:28 pm

bedwere wrote:Σύγγνωθι, ὦ φίλε, ἀλλὰ δεῖ με ἀποκριθῆναι μολὼν λαβέ. :D

καλῶς τοῦτο εἴρηται, φίλτατε. ἐκ δ' ἐμοῦ ἐλθόντες λαβέτωσαν νεκροῦ.
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