Skip to comments.CALL TO ARMS: Texas A&M law prof says itís time to repeal Second Amendment
Posted on 11/16/2013 8:50:41 AM PST by rktman
A full-time professor on the faculty of the newly-minted Texas A&M University School of Law called for the repeal and replacement of the Second Amendment on Friday.
The professor, Mary Margaret Meg Penrose, made her controversial declaration during a day-long panel symposium on gun control and the Second Amendment at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford.
UConns main student-run journal, The Connecticut Law Review, organized the event, according to Connecticut Public Radio. It was well-attended, primarily by law students, law professors and local attorneys.
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I think it’s time to roll back law professors.....I like your idea, too.
Sounds like its time to repeal Mary Margaret Meg Penrose.
Hard to believe TAMU would hire a cretin like this.
The issue is legitimacy, which is already close to nonexistent in today’s White House. Any pretended repeal of our God-given rights would provoke overt questioning of the legitimacy of a government that would try to oppose God’s will for us to be free. With Second Amendment supporters, that overt questioning could easily take active form (soapbox, ballot box, . . .) against an illegitimate government.
Time for some downsizing, in education.
America needs to take back our education system.
Teach our children. Stop brainwashing. Teach.
Maybe it is time to “freely assemble” around this douchenozzle’s house and protest.
Her status as a professor of law should be revoked immediately. The 2nd Amendment grants nothing. It enumerates a Natural Right, nothing more.
Yet ANOTHER law school in Texas? To churn out yet more pieces of crap lawyers? Well, idiots—waste ur money on a worthless professional degree...
Lets see, Texas A&M being "Agriculture and Military" with a very active Cadet military component. Yep really goes well in that place, please tell me she is not already tenured.
As for "repeal & replace" whats stopping her? Just like the 18th and 21st Amendments, there is a fully defined path to amend the US Constitution, so go ahead and take your SHOT!
Just don't expect the rest of us to roll over and play dead for you and don't expect that "Living Constitution" nonsense to allow you a free rein on OUR Constitutional Rights!
Look I for one am a bit tired of “tenure” being used to always defend teachers.
Liberals have taken over schools.
Screw tenure. Throw them out if they need to be replaced.
Simple as that.
Yeah, liberty and self determination are such outdated concepts.
Her ignorance and incompetence is appalling. Who wipes her butt for her?
The foundations of our liberty and law go back to 11th century Britain. As she would know if she actually studied any of the history.
The irony of useful idiots like her is that they are some of the first to get the bullet in the head and thrown into the ditch after their brilliant ideas are implemented.
TAMU has never had a law school. So, they went and bought one.
Texas Wesleyan is a small lib art college in Fort Worth, and they wanted to spin off their law school, and TAMU bought it.
So, there is absolutely no cultural heritage between the two.
Caveat emptor. Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas.
I thought the Big Ten were written in stone, never to be repealead or altered. That was how it was taught to me.
You are right about “what’s stopping her?”
There is a constitutional approach for those who want to get rid of the 2nd Amendment: Line up big majorities in both houses of Congress, and convince 3/4 of the states to go along. If that many people want to go down the tubes, what can we do to stop it?
The leftists know there is no way that many people would go along with repealing the 2nd Amendment, so they have to subvert it in an illegal, extra-constitutional fashion.
In the same speech; Penrose also said that the U.S. Constitution was antiquated and needs to be redrafted to accord with modern times.
From her bio on the Texas A&M web site: Professor Mary Margaret Meg Penrose joined the law faculty in 2009 after teaching nine years at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Professor Penrose taught Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Gender Discrimination and International Human Rights at OU. She continues to practice in federal court with an emphasis on federal habeas corpus representation of Texas Death Row inmates and Title VII and Title IX litigation challenging gender bias and discrimination in the workplace.
Translation, an educated liberal Texan - yuck!
Another law school just became part of the A&M law school, and I wonder if she was part of t.
They are. They simply codify inherent, inalienable God given rights.
Resolved: The Second Amendment shall read:
"The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
She is daring them to punish her. They acted stupidly in hiring her int he the first place... The first stupid thing the regents did though was to open a law school for TAMU.
I’d like to see a broom closet in the basement with no phone, no lights and no desk and no classes in her future.
What a shame.
You are absolutely correct. There is very little original or creative thought in much of academia anymore. It is a very agenda-driven enterprise now, and without question no longer represents the ‘best and brightest’ - if it ever did. The academy has lost humility, and lost curiosity. Without those, there is no ability to self-assess or grow beyond one’s dogma. It's a very sad state of affairs.
Feminism... A movement designed to allow ugly women access to the mainstream of society.
I give you exhibit A.
Carnegie though rowing was a much better pursuit for young men than the law.
Princeton got a really nice rowing facility as a result.
I am completely in favor of ending Tenure.
We need to stop playing mamby-pamby with liberals.
If they want to teach, then hire them.
If the want to goof off or run some other agenda, they’re out. I don’t care if they’ve been there for 15 years.
I’m completely serious.
Well, it is Texas A&M (my uncle was a professor there. He died many years ago. I think he taught biology, but it’s been a LONG time). Instead of a rowing facility, a rodeo facility might be a better match. ;-)
Not good enough. The definition, scope, meaning, etc. of the words "right to bear arms" has to be established. Otherwise the "banners" will just press on and claim that whatever they want to ban is not covered by the "right to bear arms".
You can't STEAL people's property if they can shoot back.
Prof Penrose needs to study both the Constitution & the background preceding repeal of the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). Amending the Constitution was intentionally made to be an extremely difficult process.
Getting three fourths of the state legislatures to vote to ratify a proposed amendment is a chore, which she as an obvious feminist leftie should remember from the abortive “equal rights amendment” which foundered in 1978 just three votes short of ratification, once its radical intent was made known to the public.
Her proposed “states’ rights solution” to gun control is disingenuous; liberals foam at the mouth when the words “states’ rights” are even spoken, and they demand Federal gun control laws so the “strict states” aren’t being victimized by guns flowing over their borders from the states that are “lax” on gun control.
What a lightweight! That twinkie couldn’t argue her way out of a biodegradable Whole Foods grocery bag.
A&M needs to take a real close and hard look at this person.
I second (or third) your motion to remove the unnecessary preamble to the Second Amendment. Strike "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state," as well as a couple of frivilous commas.Resolved: The Second Amendment shall read:
“The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
“Agriculture and Military”
Agricultural and Mechanical
Since he is keen on repealing rights, then let’s repeal the 1st amendment since without the 2nd it will fall victim immediately. He can then just shut the Hell up.
Please don’t insult dogs. She isn’t fit to eat out of the same bowl with mine.
“Texas A&M being “Agriculture and Military””
Nope, that stood for Agricultural and Mechanical.
Got to give this prof credit...at least she’s going about it the right way. No need to fire or shut her up either...the best and easiest way to defeat these people is to allow them to be open and honest about their intentions.
Anybody notice that she's NOT spewing this crap in TEXAS?
Another tenured egghead who confuses academic achievement with intelligence. I can teach a chicken how to count with colored corn kernels, honey - so save your lectures for your cats.
It's called Precinct .308.
Molon labe, b|tch.
“Under my plan, electric rates will necessarily skyrocket.” I guess nobody took the “lyin’ king” at his word either. Well, apparently lots of nobodies. Low/no info voters because they heard what the rest of us didn’t. “Except for poor folks who will have their electric bills paid by the government.” Kinda like obiecare. Other peoples money.
She may be happy with using a gun in certain conditions:
“In sheer monetary terms, assisted suicide should be a legal alternative to patients caught under the financial burden of terminal diseases. Under an economic analysis, the terminal or non-terminal nature of a disease is only relevant to the extent it relates to cost of treatment. Unquestionably, under Judge Posner’s “wealth maximization” theory, assisted suicide is an economically sound principle. Economically speaking, assisted suicide merits legal recognition and acceptance.”
Assisted Suicide: A Tough Pill to Swallow
Mary Margaret Penrose 1993
Time for the state to stop employing people like that
Sorry, but it's "Agriculture and Mechanical".
"If you like your Second Amendment, you can keep your Second Amendment."
Time for government to stop employing people like that.
Easy fix. Get rid of tenure.