The DC v Heller case, decided in 2008, was a 5-4 case with swing vote Anthony Kennedy deciding in favor of gun rights. The liberals at the time all predictably voted with the left, regardless of the Constitution's clear words about "the right of the people to keep and bear arms ... shall not be infringed."
Please, friends, never be complacent about our constitutional rights. We are only one vote away from another lousy decision like Roe v Wade.
And that's on a good day. Seems we are one vote down on good rulings, as of June 2012. We have a rogue republican who undercut us in immigration enforcement and new government control over our lives through health care.
Yes, and Chief Justice John Roberts is a craven venal whore.
That's assuming SCOTUS even takes another gun case. SCOTUS has a practice of letting the Circuit Courts do the dirty work of disarming the public. Like finding a ban on 10 round magazines to be constitutional (DC Circuit), and SCOTUS denies cert. Piece of cake.
I’d rather the GOP select another point man. I don’t trust this one.
For those who are in support of taking the guns, you need to ask yourself a
very important question, and I am not just talking about the politicians,
because if you support them, you have chosen your side.
Are you willing to die to take my guns?
We are only one vote away from another lousy decision like Obamacare.
lo siento Rubio pero no quiere Amnestia!
(yes, that is the most important issue)
And that is why We the People are the final arbiters of the Constitutionality of anything; even when the S.C. gets things wrong (Ha, like the high lawyers know how to read as simple a document as the Constitution) we can always nullify from the jury box and/or cartridge box.
2 points of order -— but first, 2 disclaimers:
1. I like Rubio.
2. I like the Daily Caller.
Now, as for this snippet:
1. I thought people stopped using the 90’s phrase “gut check” years ago.
2. calling the quote “dubiously attributed to Jefferson” belittles it, and him.
“The actual quote by Jefferson is “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”
“A variation of this was written by Alan Moore in the V for Vendetta comic book series in the late 1980s (which was made into a movie in 2005). The quote in this was: “People should not fear their government. Government should fear their people.”
Characterizing a comic book’s paraphrase as “dubious” is either intellectually lazy or intentional. I object to the attempt to divorce Jefferson from this pithy truth.
Don’t forget Marco is pro amnesty!!! Enough said.
Yea, well, we had a whole bunch of Freepers who said there was no difference between Romney and Obama so when Obama makes more SCC appointments, they will be ultr-liberals. Oh, I know they’re going to say we don’t know that Romney’s would be any more conservative but by golly, no one can say they wouldn’t be and we’d at least have a chance. This way there is NO chance.
Rubio? Gut check? He panders to illegal aliens, he has no guts.