Thursday, June 26, 2008
"From My Cold, Dead Hands"
By John W. Lillpop
Rebounding smartly from horrific rulings that protect terrorists at Gutamano Bay and child rapists here at home, the United States Supreme Court has redeemed itself, at least partially.
By refusing to delay erection of the fence at the US-Mexico border and by upholding the Constitutional right of Americans to bear arms as set forth in the 2nd Amendment, the Court has restored a measure of confidence in their ability to act on behalf of the American people.
Today's ruling against unlawful gun meddling is particularly sweet and should be enormously helpful in thwarting liberals on gun control from this point forward.
Affirmation of gun ownership as a basic American right also provides another fitting, final tribute to Charlton Heston and the noble cause that he championed. Heston, who passed away on April 5, would be greatly encouraged to know that attempts to pry weapons "from my cold, dead hands" were put to rest, with great finality, by the highest court in the land.
Of course, there are some on the very far left who are unwilling, or unable, to accept the bitter pill that has been dealt their anti-Bill of Rights agenda when it come to guns.
For example, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the following after the ruling:
"I think it still allows the District of Columbia to come forward with a law that’s less pervasive," Pelosi said at her weekly briefing Thursday. "I think the court left a lot of room to run in terms of concealed weapons and guns near schools."
Pelosi is obviously still in a state of shock and or denial. Furthermore, her statement is curious given the recent history of gun control in Pelosi's hometown of San Francisco.
In 2005, San Francisco voters passed Measure H, which would have forbidden residents from owning hand guns. If H had been implemented, only law-abiding residents would have been disarmed, because criminals would simply ignore the law. That, by definition, is what criminals do!
Common sense eventually prevailed in this case as well, as the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously against Measure H, thereby aborting this foolish bit of chicanery by liberal troublemakers.
Bottom Line: Liberals like Nancy Pelosi must be forced to accept that gun ownership is a basic tenet of American democracy, and is among the most cherished freedoms and liberties enjoyed by American citizens.
Madam Speaker, unlike the fabricated, non-existent right to have an abortion, the right to bear arms is specifically identified in the Bill of Rights, second only to free speech as a fundamental of American democracy.
That is the case, whether you like it or not.
Do not even attempt to deny or tamper with the second Amendment rights of American patriots!
And by the way, Happy Independence Day!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 12:59 PM