Thursday, June 26, 2008

Second Amendment

Very rarely do I make political statements, vocally or here on the blog. But when it comes to the Constitutional Rights of every American, I feel like it's pretty safe to say what I think. I mean, it's in the Constitution, people. This should be extremely simple, right?

The Second Amendment was upheld today in the Supreme Court. Citizens of Washington, D.C. can now have a firearm in their home. You can read more about it here.

It is amazing to me that this is going to result in further opposition and uproar from those who find themselves to be of the more liberal nature. We all believe in the Constitution, folks. It's why you are able to raise you-know-what about firearms. It is incredible that we will take full advantage of the Constitution and the rights it affords us, but only when it benefits us. Freedom of Speech? By all means! But don't say anything against me. Freedom of religion? Yes! But only if I understand it and it is the same as mine. Powers granted to the States? Of course! But only if we think the state can handle it. The right to bear arms was afforded to us by the Constitution. Why would we want to take rights away from ourselves? I have no idea. Yet, it is cases like District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290) that hit me like a slap in the face and make me increasingly aware of the astounding rate at which we are giving away our constitutional rights as citizens of the United States of America. Yes, it was the lifiting of a ban and not taking a right that was already in place, but it was a ban that needed to be lifted.

Wake up, folks. Educate yourselves. Read the Constitution. There will be more cases like this one and the majority may not rule in favor of the people next time.

3 comments:

Tanner said...

Wake up, folks. Educate yourselves. Read the Constitution.

Amen, sister.

Julia was given a book when she took her citizenship oath that, among other things, contained a copy of the Constitution.

"But where's the part where it says they can do social security and Medicaid?" was her astute remark.

I told her I read the document about 100 times in law school, but I still haven't found that part either.

jens said...

I can't wait to read your upcoming post about the "constitutionality" of the warrantless wire-tapping program.

Theresa Garcia said...

Don't hold your breath.