26 June 2008

Yay for Individual Rights!!!

The Supreme Court has ruled correctly regarding the Second Amendment.

THANK YOU, Justice Scalia, for so brilliantly explicating the ins & outs of the Second Amendment!!!

And THANK YOU, Justice Kennedy, for showing a bit of common sense after your stunningly horrendous decision yesterday.

The part of the dissent that cracks me up (and I'm sure there's more, but I haven't gotten to read the whole thing yet) is this:
In a dissent he summarized from the bench, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that the majority "would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to regulate civilian uses of weapons." (emphasis mine)
Umm, yeah.

That's EXACTLY what it was written for, because the royal government they were had been saddled with had the upper hand with military training, and if it hadn't been for civilians using weapons, the Revolution never would have succeeded.

Yes, we should keep government on a tight leash. They should fear the people more than people should fear the government.

The rights are OURS, not theirs, and mandatory disarmament at the hands of an incompetent bureaucracy only gives them a staggering advantage.

[Scary quote of the day from Obama: "Every individual right can be bound by the interests of the community at large." Yikes...] (emphasis original; quote toward the bottom here.)

1 comment:

Ann said...

LOL...I hadn't read the dissent. Time for civics class anyone?