“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.” These 27 words are what protects us from a tyrannical government. Well, looks like it might just become more tyrannical with the possible nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
I’m beginning to wonder how safe we are from terrorists under this administration. I mean, if you can not vet your own nominees for cabinet position within your administration, how can we trust you with the security of our nation, Mr. President? No wonder you want to rush this nomination through so hurriedly. Each passing day, more and more information is coming to the forefront about the president’s pick for Associate Supreme Court Justice.
OK, off the soapbox for now.
The 2nd Amendment is under attack, once again by a judge who obviously doesn’t believe in the U.S. Constitution. President Obama’s pick for Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayer, keeps proving that her nomination needs to be put under more scrutiny. Imagine what will come to light next week.
Early this year, the empathy-filled Judge Sotomayer joined an opinion with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that “Second Amendment rights do not apply to the states” in the case Maloney v. Cuomo. This ruling handed down by Sotomayer is in a very direct conflict with a Ninth Circuit Court ruling in Nordyke v. King in California.
In the ruling, it was found that the 2nd Amendment was incorporated through the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment. Not to mention the case of D.C. v. Heller, where the Supreme Court ruled that the handgun ban violated Heller’s 2nd Amendment right. Did Judge Sonia Sotomayor not read or know about this decision?
The background to the D.C. v. Heller case is this. Heller is a D.C. special policeman. He applied to register a handgun that he wanted to keep inside his own house. The district refused to allow him this permit. Mr. Heller then filed a lawsuit, on 2nd Amendment grounds, claiming his rights were violated.
The District Court dismissed Mr. Heller’s suit but the Supreme Court reversed the decision and said that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess firearms and that the city’s total ban on handguns, as well as its requirement that firearms in the home be kept nonfunctional even when necessary for self-defense, VIOLATED THAT RIGHT.
Not only in the Maloney v. Cuomo case does Judge Sotomayor have issues with 2nd Amendment rights. In a 2004 opinion, she joined in with other members of the 2nd Circuit Court, which claimed “the right to a gun is clearly not a fundamental right.”
The lawyers in the Maloney v. Cuomo case will fill an appeal and the case could be heard by members of the Supreme Court when the new session begins in October. If Judge Sotomayor is confirmed and appointed to the Supreme Court….hmm…now it all makes since. Follow me people.
Our President is not a strong advocate of 2nd Amendment Rights. Don’t believe me, look at his voting record. Not only that, look at the members of his staff and his political appointees. Let me make my point.
Obama, in 1996, supported a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns. Then in 2003, he voted in support of legislation that would have banned most of the privately held hunting shotguns, target rifles, and black powder rifles in Illinois. Just wait, it gets even better.
In 2004, Obama voted against legislation drafted to protect homeowners from prosecution in cases where they used a firearm to stop a home invasion. All of these instance happened while he was in the Illinois State Senate. Have you ever thought about why both Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois have some of the highest murder rates in the nation?
The answer is that both cities have the most restrictive gun laws in the United States. Every state which has passed a right to concealed carry has seen a dramatic drop in the crime rate. Why? Because the criminals do not like armed citizens. Much like our President and his cronies.
To continue, as soon as elected President, Obama appoints his hometown pal, and 2nd Amendment foe, Rahm Emanuel. While working in the Clinton Administration, Emanuel was known as the point-man on gun control. He also received an “F” rating by the NRA.
Then, Obama selected Hillary Clinton. Most already know where she stands but just in case you don’t, here is a statement she gave in May of 2000, while running for the Senate. “We have to do more to stand up to those who refuse to believe the reality that guns do kill and that common-sense gun measures can make a difference,” This was during a speech to the Newspaper Association of America’s annual convention in New York.
Clinton continued “I believe we need a comprehensive plan to stop gun violence, and it is one of the reasons I am running for the Senate.” Can you see where this is all leading? Let me continue.
The next 2nd Amendment hater was going to be former Senator Tom Daschle who Obama wanted to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services. Daschle was a gun control advocate who has claimed that “guns are a public health menace.” Thankfully, he forgot to pay his taxes and his appointment was shot dead. Pardon the pun.
Wait! There is more. Eric Holder, President Obama’s Attorney General. Holder, who was a former Assistance Attorney General under the Clinton administration, was considered a key player and vocal advocated for Clinton’s sweeping gun ban agenda. Not to mention that he supported national handgun licensing, mandatory trigger locks and an attempt to end all gun shows across the U.s.
The best of all is one of the questions that was asked by the Obama Administration in the infamous “White House Personnel Data Questionnaire. Here are the questions that were asked: “Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.”
Do you now get the picture of this debate? President Obama is using the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. not only for political gain, but also to have a Justice on the Supreme Court who views the 2nd Amendment in the same light he does. These cases will be brought up before the Supreme Court beginning in October 2009. Hurry up and rush her nomination is all you hear from the White House and the liberals.
Will Judge Sotomayor have empathy on the millions of Americans who believe in the 2nd Amendment? Since she is probably not a gun owner, how can her rich experiences give her knowledge in an area she has no experience in? I believe that should she become a Supreme Court Justice, Judge Sotomayor should take a refresher course in Constitutional Law 101.
With Guns…………..We Are “Citizens”.
Without Them……..We Are “Subjects”.