Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Today is Wednesday, 30 June 2010.

In a ruling handed down Monday (McDonald v. Chicago), liberal activist judges voted to ignore the plain meaning and original intent of the Constitution, gutting the Founding Fathers, and employing Big Government to impose the tyranny of their own radical views on sovereign states and municipalities.

These radical extremist, unelected bureaucrats have …oh …

Samuel Alito. Anthony M. Kennedy. John G. Roberts, Jr. Antonin Scalia. Clarence Thomas.

REACTIONARY activist judges.

“Never mind,” as a certain young lady was wont to say.

Building on the lying sophistry of Heller (District of Columbia v. Heller), the Fatality Five ruled that local and state gun control laws are nullified by the Second Amendment, since the former infringe on a fancied Constitutional right of individuals to own firearms for self-defense.

What does the Second Amendment say?

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

In plain language, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is obviously conditioned by, in the context of, and contingent on the existence of and individual membership in “a well regulated Militia”. There being no such Militia, there can be no members, and therefore the Second Amendment applies to a situation which does not exist. (If A, then B. If not A, then not B.) As Constitutional “originalists” would say: if the Founding Fathers had intended there to be a right for individuals to own weapons of terror for self-defense, they would have said so, and forthrightly.

And what about the supposed love of conservatives for local control, and distrust of the dictates of Big Centralized Government? In the instant case, the law in Chicago, which essentially banned handgun ownership, is overturned by … Big Centralized Government, in the person of five unelected males.

The National Rifle Association (pronounced “National Handgun Murder Association”) must be so pleased: another conspiracy of activist terror-loving conservative judges have affirmed that it’s permanent open season on human beings.

I feel so safe, knowing that more than 200 million handguns are at large in the USA/USE, the vast majority owned by persons technically unqualified to employ them.

Terror begins at home.


Blogger weinerdogzrule said...

Isn't any Supreme Court decision, whether you agree with it or not, Big Centralized Government, in the form of unelected justices? To what can you point to support your conclusion that these Justices in particular are "terror-loving"? Although they are undoubtedly "conservative" (in the sense of "conservative" vs. "liberal" politics - not in the judicial sense), I can find no evidence that they personally, each of them individually or collectively, are "terror-loving".

Your main thesis is absolutely spot on, that the plain language of the 2nd Amendment requires a "well-regulated Militia" as a pre-condition of "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms". It appears that a majority of the Court has rendered yet another decision which can well be described as "activist" and not in keeping with the original intent of the framers - a characterization with which I am certain they would vehemently disagree.

It is precisely because of opinions and decisions such as this that I believe a serious change in the composition of the Court is called for. Hopefully, Obama's nominees will be able to successfully neutralize the likes of Scalia, Alito and Thomas, in particular. In the meantime, it seems that name-calling and hyperbole do little to advance a reasoned argument respecting the real issues.

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