Actually lost a bit of sleep thinking about this post. It's a pretty one sided view of things of which a great majority I concur with but on the other hand, lacks a certain something.
I don't believe that the second amendment was created so that people can own automatic weapons or say, a 50 cal. sniper rifle to hunt little furry things. If taken in the context of the day it merely states that the militia (which was volunteer) has the right to bear arms. By arms we're talking about muskets. I do think if the framers knew what weaponry would be available today that they would have been more explicit in their descriptions. I don't have anything against guns, own several over the years, but some of the people that do own guns scare the heck out of me. They are also way to accessible by those that shouldn't have them.
Hooray, we've abolished slavery. When I think of slavery I picture black folks picking cotton while the plantation owner sips his mint julep on the veranda. They had no rights and it was up to the slave owner to provide room and board. I guess they even had medical to some degree. Well now we have the Hispanics, or illegal immigrants, which aren't necessarily Hispanic. They have no rights and work for slave wages (not a living wage). Here in NC you have to have proof of citizenship in order to vote but employers do not have to have proof of citizenship to hire. I think it's ironic that the same group of people that bitch about illegal immigrants are the same group of people that allow business to hire them. You want to stop illegal's from entering the country, require proof of citizenship to work here. Fine employers that violate this big, really big.
Equal protection under the law states the 14th amendment. That means to me that you are protected by the same laws that protect me. Well, unless you're gay and want to get married. Marriage is governed by civil law and is a legally binding contract between two people that wish to share the benefits that co-habitation can bring. I really don't see what people have against this. If I can marry why shouldn't any two consenting adults be able to do the same. Oh, I know, because it says so in the bible. Which, I might add, is a textbook example of why we have separation of church and state. If you really want to be fair about it, make marriage illegal for all, problem solved.
Maybe now you can understand why I thought earlier on that posting this was pointless.