Skip to comments.'A Legal Backwater' (rkba)
Posted on 04/24/2012 5:17:10 AM PDT by rellimpank
So many constitutions worldwide -- and how many except ours recognize the right to keep and bear arms?
America is in danger "of becoming something of a legal backwater," a justice of the High Court of Australia, Michael Kirby, is quoted as telling the New York Times. His comment is in a scoop that ran under the headline "?'We the People' Loses Appeal With People Around the World." The story follows up on an interview Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave to Al-Hayat TV in Egypt. In the interview she said that were she drafting a constitution in the year 2012, "I would not look to the United States Constitution." Instead she commended to her viewers the constitution of South Africa, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Canada.
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When the SHTF globally, we’ll be the ones who can defend ourselves. It’ll be too late for other good but naive people who trusted bureaucrats with their freedom and security.
An unarmed person is one or two steps from serfdom in good times and a slave when things go south.
“I would not look to the United States Constitution.” Instead she commended to her viewers the constitution of South Africa, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Canada
This is easy.
Of the Country’s listed, which one has more of the citizens of the other Country’s moving to it then it has its citizens moving to the others?
DING DING DING
We have a winner AMERICA...............
At the same time there are some really hard-a**ed traditional dictatorships where the difference between someone who is armed and someone who isn't is simply the price of an RPG and a few rounds suitable to that weapon. There the traditional culture equates freedom to weaponry.
Can't say they are wrong!
Guess this guy never had a mother that said, “If everyone else was jumping off the cliff, would that make it right for you to jump off the cliff, too?”
Let the rest of the world jump off the cliff. We will settle for being a legal backwater.
South Africa’s constitution has resulted in an exceedingly high murder rate ~ I have a sneaking suspicion that’s exactly what attracted Ginzburg!
The more I see of mainstream legal process the better the backwater looks. Self-important, high and mighty “jurists” despise the second amendment because it introduces the ultimate form of jury nullification on government. That’s why I like it.
Hey your honor, appeal this.
>> We will settle for being a legal backwater.
Yeah. A really big and powerful legal backwater though! The Everglades of legal backwaters! Rich with interesting and thriving flora and fauna! Kinda cool!
Meanwhile, the rest-of-world can be the gigantic Yellow River of muddy, diseased, sewage-filled “mainstream” ideology. Yuck.
I have a feeling that it is probably the exceedingly high rape rate.
naaaawwwww/!?!?!?!? Ginzburg? She’s had all her what’s its removed right down to her spleen!
U.S. citizens, with the recent exception of those who have offended the IRS, are free to leave. Many liberals, for example, have threatened to leave and the rest of us have applauded their dedication to their principles. (Unfortunately, many have them have chosen not to leave.)
Constitutions full of "rights" which require the government to provide entitlements and which correspondingly must deprive others of their wealth in order to fund those entitlements, are institutions of slavery.