#19 "Maybe some of us want to enjoy our 2nd Amendment right the way it is written."
Hum... Let's take the 2nd as written. Let's agree that everyone who owns a gun is now a part of the well regulated militia, and can be called upon to serve any time there is a need. Kidding of course, but you brought up the "as written" portion. BTW, I am a gun owner.
#19 "You refuse to accept that people have come from nothing and worked hard and now enjoy a good life so they don't want others to not have to go through the same trials and tribulations first."
Why is one of the standard arguments against free education, a living wage, taking care of the less fortunate, etc that it isn't fair since we/they/us suffered so each successive generation must suffer the same way? We had to suffer through dark, poor years and yet now have the opportunity to make sure younger generations don't have to suffer so much. Think of the amazing things we could dream up and create if we didn't saddle our kids with untenable debt.