FDR effectively repealed the Tenth Amendment by bullying justices into compliance with his blatantly unconstitutional authoritarian dictates. If Obama is reelected, the Second Amendment will follow it into the dustbin. Chris Cox of the NRA and Michelle Obama explain why.
Screeches the Bitter Half:
“We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come.”
One more left-wing zealot like Sonia Sotomayor or Elena Kagan on the Court and America will be fundamentally transformed all right, because radicals will have a majority.
Cox spells out the consequences for our crucial Second Amendment liberties:
If you want to read something scary, take another look at the minority opinions in the Supreme Court’s landmark Heller and McDonald decisions that struck down Washington, D.C.’s and Chicago’s unconstitutional gun bans. In the Heller dissent, four justices concluded that the Second Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to own a firearm, nor does it protect our right to defend ourselves, our families, or our property. In McDonald, the same four justices argued that the 5-4 Heller decision should be reversed.
If these four justices had just one more vote on their side, their opinion — that the Second Amendment should not exist in today’s modern society — would be the law of the land today. And assuredly, the anti-gun activist wing of the court knows how close they are to gaining the upper hand. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Harvard Club audience in 2009, she looks forward to the day when a “future, wiser court” overturns 5-4 decisions like Heller.
As collectivist authoritarianism tightens its shackles around our throats, we are going to need to be armed as we never did before — for exactly the reason the Founding Fathers said we would. As Second Amendment coauthor George Mason put it:
“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
When the Second Amendment is gone, we will have no means to preserve the others. They won’t last a decade.
On a tip from Byron.