There are 3 forms of law that are usually recognized as the basis of civilization. One of the more common ways of describing them are common law, Napoleonic law, and anarchy. We have in the US in the past used the common law system that was started in England as a way to limit the power of the King and grant rights to the nobility. The Declaration of Independence states that these rights not only exist, but are too be applied to the common man, but that women, slaves, etc, are excepted of course, but these rights are God given natural rights. The Constitution was set up as a way to protect these rights from a government that they expected would try to increase its powers and take away these natural rights. The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution as the states were not satisfied with the generalities in the document and wanted certain important rights to be specifically guaranteed as being beyond the control of the central government. The Napoleonic concept of law as well as islamic and royal law, state that some higher power, religious, the king, the state, has all the rights and that that power may grant you certain limited rights and the law will tell specifically tell you what those rights are and that the rules will be decided by the state and not a jury of your peers and their decisions are final. Some higher power, the divine rights of the king, the religious system,whatever, has the control of those rights, not you. Needless to say every government that ever existed has attempted to make this the norm and take control of the system as they believe that they can do a better job of running the state than the common man. In the US this has evolved into a system of codes, regulations, permits, etc, that transform the common law into Napoleonic law and anyone who has ever tried to get a building permit will confirm the fact that we have lost most of our common law rights. One of the major struggles going on in our society is the process of transforming our 2 nd amendment right into a defined and limited set of government rules. The Woodpile Report explains this concept, if you let them set the rules and decide how they will be applied, ie regulated, you have lost your rights. You can buy a sound suppressor, and in theory you can buy a newly made automatic weapon or a rocket launcher, and you may have the God given right to do so, but the BATF regulations will make it very hard to do so. Unfortunately that can lead to the last system of government, anarchy. That does not mean that some form of government exists. It just means that no higher system of rules exist and the government powers are neither limited nor written down and that no system of questioning those actions exist. It may seem strange, but Hitler's Germany was in a state of anarchy, while the Japanese under Tojo, were still under a Napoleonic system. While you might be killed in either system, in one they had to at least fill out the paperwork and justify it being at least as "custom", ie prisoners of war were executed if the military wanted to. We are now in the process of replacing a supreme court justice who believed and enforced the common law and often attempted to limit the power of the government and at the moment with the appointments made under Obama, the court is 4 leaning towards common law and 4 leaning towards Napoleonic law and the person selected has the power to shift the balance one way or another. I personally believe that the selection of this justice and the effects it may have on our system of government may be one of the most important events in my lifetime. I apologize for the rambling nature of this post and attempting to show how major changes are incurring in our government, but what the main stream media is telling us is a down right lie and the circus of this election is ignoring the major changes occurring in our society.