Friday, May 29, 2009

Politics: "Sotomayor: Right to Bear Arms Is Unconstitutional"

How could anyone think that our Second Amendment right was unconstitutional? Well, that is the type of person our President has nominated as a Supreme Court Justice. Also, watch the video clip below to get an idea of what she is planning should she get the job.

I really wonder how such a person could even graduate from law school. If she were a doctor, I wouldn't let her come near anyone I cared in the least about. To me, her argument is just a desparte grasping for straws. I mean, really? Could we have been so confused on the topic for over 200 years? If those men had truly felt that owning a gun was against what they had just drafted up, wouldn't they have proceeded to inforce the law they had just written?

The whole point of the Second Amendment was to protect the people from an opressive government. While the Constitution was waiting to be ratified, Alexander Hamilton published his Federalist Papers. In Federalist No. 29, he states:
"but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist."
Many anti-gun proponets scream that guns are dangerous, that they are responsible for all the murder & school shootings & office killings. Do they not think these things would happen even if you take guns away? People intent on murder will always find a weapon.

Let's use that same logic with drinking. We know that many people are killed each year by drunk drivers, but no one is calling for alcohol to be made illegal. If you remember, our country already tried that once & the result wasn't that successful. No one is saying, "This person was killed by a drunk driver so let's make cars illegal."

Claiming that guns are the reason for murder is just removing the blame from the offender & placing it on an inanimate object. No one these days seems to want to take responsibility for their actions.

I do support responsible gun use. I believe everyone who purchases a gun should be required to take some sort of gun safty & usage class. A class that would teach you how to load, shoot, clean, & store your gun in a responsible manner. I mean, you have to take driver's ed or at least the driver's test before you are allowed to drive. Granted, a car is a much more dangerous instrument but still, I don't really see why you wouldn't want to take a gun safety class.

As far as her comments in the video below, I think it speaks for itself. She said enough. No need for me to comment.

clipped from

Sotomayor: Right to Bear Arms Is Unconstitutional

Sotomayor is a graduate from Princeton University, where her legal theses included Race in the American Classroom, and Undying Injustice: American "Exceptionalism" and Permanent Bigotry, and Deadly Obsession: American Gun Culture. In this text, the student Sotomayor explained that the Second Amendment to the Constitution did not actually afford individual citizens the right to bear arms, but only duly conferred organizations, like the military. Instead of making guns illegal, she argues that they have been illegal for individuals to own since the passing of the Bill of Rights.

Here she is declaring that the Constitution be damned, courts are where policy is made:

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Tim said...

I think we all need to pray this woman is not put on the court, between her and Obama they can do irreparable damage to the country.

kris_tea said...

Thanks, Tim. Yeah, & here we were all thinking Pelosi was the scariest woman in Washington. If she does get the placement, I feel for the first white man that goes before her. Regardless of whether he is guilty or not, she will aim to make an example of him.