Well, it’s about time! The libtards are finally starting to and being encouraged to tell the TRUTH!
This time one could argue that the encouragement is coming from above… From someone who once occupied one of the highest, most influential positions in the justice system… The 97-year-old retired Supreme Court Justice, John Paul Stevens.
Retired Justice Stevens made it known in his recent New York Times Op-Ed that he believes the students and other anti-gun demonstrators that attended the “March For Our Lives” in Washington, D.C., on March 24th, should now seek to repeal the Second Amendment.
One might expect that all the liberal Democrats would say, WOAH! Wait just a minute, we are not after anyone’s guns! What? Don’t act surprised I said that, after all, that’s what they have been saying for decades… They don’t want our guns, they just want “common sense” gun laws to keep them out of the hands of crazy people.
Of course, anyone capable of forming an independent thought knew that was total BS, even if we were ridiculed for calling BS everytime they tried to sell that nonsense to us.
What I find concerning though, is that a Supreme Court Justice who’s old enough to have met a founder or two, (just kidding :-)) would claim that the 2nd Amendment was not intended to protect an individual’s right to possess a firearm for self-defense within his home.
The retired justice makes reference to his dissent in the 2008 landmark case, District of Columbia v. Heller. He believed then and still believes today that the decision, in that case, was wrong. Of course, to be fair, he was not the only justice to think the decision was wrong… It was a 5 to 4 decision… Had that fifth Justice been another liberal idiot it would have put them one huge step closer to infringing on our right to keep and bear arms.
While I am not an attorney and nowhere near the legal scholar expected of a Supreme Court Justice, I do know how to read and how to do investigative research. Having said that, one would think if you wanted to determine what the founders meant, or intended when they wrote the Second Amendment, the best place to start would be to look at anything else they may have written on the topic and look at any Supreme Court Decisions that may have been made in the early years when the founders were still alive.
As luck would have it, there was plenty written about the Bill of Rights and even a decision or two on the Second Amendment by the Supreme Court.
For example, Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence wrote this about the Second Amendment:
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in Government.”
“No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms (within his own lands or tenements).”
One might say that is right from the horse’s mouth and wonder why the court even needed to hear the Heller case.
Thomas Jefferson was not the only one to leave a clear message about the Second Amendment. Samuel Adams, another founder of this great nation had this to say:
“And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms…”
That appeared in an article by Samuel Adams in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer on August 20, 1789.
Tench Coxe, who served as a Delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress, had this to say in the Pennsylvania Gazette on February 20, 1788:
“The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American … the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”
I’ll toss out two more quotes from two separate Founding Fathers that I think are powerful statements we should heed. The first one is from Patrick Henry and the second George Mason, who is known as the father of the Bill of Rights:
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.”
Make no mistake about this… This Op-Ed by the retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens is the equivalent of the first shot being fired in the war to repeal the Second Amendment and disarm the American people. The war has begun.
I will leave you with an 1846 Georgia State Court Decision. The case was Nunn vs. The State of Georgia:
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, and not such merely as are used by the militia, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree; and all this for the important end to be attained: the rearing up and qualifying a well-regulated militia, so vitally necessary to the security of a free State. Our opinion is that any law, State or Federal, is repugnant to the Constitution, and void, which contravenes this right.”
Oh, I always like to remind people of this too… While we have Supreme Court Justices that was to disarm America, these same Justices have also ruled that the police have NO DUTY to protect the private individual. This has been upheld more than once… See the following cases if interested:
The Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales
Warren v. District of Columbia
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.
Think about that!
Any officer can get by on his sergeants. To be a sergeant you have to know your stuff. I’d rather be an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.
—SgtMaj Daniel Daly 1873-1937