In comments referencing the Second Amendment, Donald Trump apparently created a great deal of angst among so-called mainstream media.
Here's what he said:
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially, the Second Amendment. “By the way, and if she gets the pick - if she gets the pick of her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dunno."
"But I tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if Hillary gets to put her judges in, right now we're tied."
Over the top?
Who'd have thought Trump could come off sounding down-right Jeffersonian?
"What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure." - Thomas Jefferson, 1787