I'm sure you are all aware of the June 28, 2010 ruling by the Supreme Court regarding our Second Amendment Right to bear arms as individuals (as opposed to only as state militias). Our Second Amendment Right was narrowly upheld - by a 5 to 4 vote. But here's the surprise - and I admit it may come as no surprise to any of you.
I received a letter from my Representative - Bill Posey. He's a good guy who I hope retains his position; he's only been in Congress for 18 months. In his letter he explained the following - not necessarily in the terms I've chosen to use.
Justice Sotomayor, that beacon of progressive honor, integrity and truth, who stated during her confirmation hearings that she understood "the individual right [to bear arms] fully that the supreme court recognized in Heller". For those who don't know, the Heller case struck down the Washington DC gun ban. She further told the committee during her hearings that Heller was "settled law" and that she understood "how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans"
Ok, that sounds good for the Second Amendment, right? Well, you know if I'm writing about it that's not the case. Here's what she wrote as dissenting opinion on the McDonald case:
"In sum, the Framers [of the Constitution] did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self defense."
Really? With all due respect Judge (which I must admit is not much), you were there? Oh, wait, I get it! You think that the individual's right to bear arms was misinterpreted from the start, and the Framers didn't clarify it? Oh, I see. Are you nuts? The Founders could not have been more conscious of the clarity of their words if they were walking dictionaries! So, Judge, just who the hell are you to misinterpret, and try to rewrite, our Constitution? Given your current record of "honesty and integrity" as outlined in this post, the Founders wouldn't have even used you to shine their shoes, nevermind give an opinion on Constitutional Law!
If You Aren't Outraged, Perhaps You Just Aren't Paying Attention!