Sunday, June 29, 2008
The Supreme court did something right.
It upheld the Second Amendment.
District of Columbia's ban on handguns was against the Second Amendment.
Yes, the same court that gave Guantanamo bay prisoners the same rights as US citizens.
The court also struck down D.C. requirements that firearms be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled, but left intact the licensing of guns. The district allows shotguns and rifles to be kept in homes if they are registered, kept unloaded and taken apart or equipped with trigger locks.
DC has one of the highest crime rates in the country. The honest citizen could not defend themselves against the criminals, who don't obey the law, and who have guns. That's why they are called "criminals ".
But already the gun control left wing Democrats and Liberal blogs are complaining. Mayor Daley's comments. "We have too much gun violence in this city... 9 people killed in 35 shootings last weekend.."
So much for gun control, only the criminals have guns.
A day after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own a handgun for self-defense, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial provocatively headlined "Repeal the 2nd Amendment." The Tribune argued that the 5-4 majority ruling ignored the Founding Fathers' intention in the amendment "to protect the authority of the states to organize militias." The amendment would not have included the opening phrase "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State," had the authors intended "an unambiguous declaration of the right to possess firearms," the Tribune said. "But they didn't, and it isn't," the editorial added.
Isn't it odd that they want to use the words in the Second Amendment "as is". But when it comes to the First Amendment they want the courts to define the meaning. I never read in the First Amendment the freedom of expression ie. paintings and pictures of all sorts or burning the US flag as freedom of expression or separation of church and state.
The courts decided the meaning. And I mostly agree with.
But have you ever seen a person in favor of the Second Amendment want to repeal the 1st Amendment? No!
Also the five justices that voted to up hold the Second Amendment were all appointed by Republican presidents.
Our latest president, George W Bush appointed two of them.
Two were appointed by Ronald Reagan.
George H W Bush appointed two to the Supreme Court. One voted in favor of the Second Amendment, one voted against it.
George H W Bush was once asked what his biggest mistake in office was and he said "David Souter".
This is why it is important to elect a president that will appoint a Supreme Court judge that will uphold the Constitution.
We need the U.S. Supreme Court to interpret the Constitution, not rewrite the Constitution. Not legislate from the bench.
Rudy Giuliani observed that there are "200 reasons why the next election is really important." Which 200, you ask? "The 200 federal judges that the next President of the United States will likely appoint over four years in the White House.
Think about it.
Presidential candidate John McCain said: "Today's decision is a landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States. "
Presidential candidate Barack Obama said: Disagreeing with the D.C. government and gun control advocates, declares that the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear arms" applies to individuals, not just the "well regulated militia" in the amendment. In the next breath, he asserts that this constitutional guarantee does not preclude local "common sense" restrictions on firearms. The front-running Democratic presidential candidate is doing the gun dance.
A country that has armed people has CITIZENS.
A country that outlaws firearms has SUBJECTS.