Re: Disturbing News about Guv. Christie
Cain's position, as stated on Wolf Blitzer on CNN, was that it should be a state's right to determine how to look at gun control. I think he is absolutely wrong.
Reason being that the Second Amendment is a Constitutional right. The last time I checked, the Constitution is the law of the land, not state law. As the Constitution later states in the Tenth Amendment, anything not specifically listed in the Constitution would be left to the states to decide. Well that's a no-brainer. The Second Amendment (right of the people to keep and bear arms and form militias) IS mentioned in the Constitution, therefore it is not a state's right to have a position on it unless it is exactly the same as in the US Constitution. Any deviation from that violates the "Supremacy Clause." Right now, any state that has any kind of law which prohibits people from keeping and bearing arms or forming well-organized militias is breaking with the US Constitution. For example, barring concealed carry is a breach of the Constitution. "Right of the people to keep and bear arms." The last time I checked, you Constitutional rights apply everywhere in the United States, not just in the privacy of your own home. You have a right not to be a slave outside your home don't you? You have a right to free speech outside your home don't you? Why should the Second Amendment be any different? Because it might offend people? Please. If people are offended by American rights, they ought to move to a place like the UK where you can't have anything except a shotgun designed for sporting use after a politician gives you permission to have it.
Then again, it should not be a Federal right to "interpret" the Second Amendment either. The entire reason it was put in there was to stop a strong, centralized government that would crush a man's rights. If they are allowed to rule on it, how is that not a conflict of interest? I would go so far as to say it should be amended and written to be permanent. Nobody could ever change it, interpret it, or delete it except for 100% of American citizens. Not even our so-called "representatives" should be allowed to amend it. I mean how much do our "representatives" really represent us? I doubt all those representatives in California represent their voters.
I am still questionable about Rick Perry. He seems like he supports the Second Amendment they way WE see it. I'm not too hot on him because he supports illegal aliens going to school in his state. Mitt Romney obviously does not support the Second Amendment. Take a look at how it is treated in his state.
As unelectable as he may be, I still think so far the best candidate we have as far as gun rights go is Ron Paul.
Samuel Adams once said, "among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
Last edited by hogger129; 10-04-2011 at 11:12 PM..