Thursday, June 26, 2008


Joltin' Django ♥ John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Anthony Scalia, and Clarence Thomas

A few months back, I said this:

As a document, the Bill of Rights is the single greatest enshrinement of personal freedoms known to man. The philosophical origins of the Second Amendment are found in the writings of thinkers from Blackstone to Locke; in the English common law; and in the English Declaration of the Rights of 1689. There is a growing body of scholarly commentary which indicates that the "right to keep and bear arms" is - as the Amendment's text suggests - a personal right.

Today, the United Supreme Court did the right thing and affirmed the right of individuals to keep and bear arms to protect themselves and their property.

In a statement following the Supreme Court's 2nd Amendment-affirming decision, presidential wannabe B. Hussein Obama said, "I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms." Of course, his idea of ideal Federal judges are folks like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Steven Breyer, and John Paul Stevens ... you know, the same folks who today stated for the record that the right to bear arms is not an inherent right for individuals under the U.S. Constitution.

I'll give Al Gore credit for admitting that his timid support for gun-ownership rights caused him all kinds of trouble in what became a tight election in 2000. B. Hussein needs to keep that in mind as he tries to be all Janus-like and **** as far as 2nd Amendment issues are concerned.

UPDATE: According to Georgetown University Law Professor Randy Barnett, the Supreme Court yesterday affirmed that the Constitution means what it says ...

"Justice Antonin Scalia's majority opinion in yesterday's Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller is historic in its implications and exemplary in its reasoning.

"A federal ban on an entire class of guns in ordinary use for self-defense – such as the handgun ban adopted by the District of Columbia – is now off the table. Every gun controller's fondest desire has become a constitutional pipe dream."

Read the rest here.

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