Wednesday, June 3, 2009

U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds gun law and spits on Constitution

Cause of my angst:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gun-rights3-2009jun03,0,1976638.story


Note: It is not the writer or this news source that is the cause. I found many sources but picked the liberal one to show I read everything.


Quote:
“The Supreme Court has rebuffed requests to apply the second amendment to the states,” U.S. Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook wrote, upholding lower court decisions last year to throw out suits against Chicago and its suburb of Oak Park, Illinois.
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Warthog:

Alright folks, I am freaking out here. Maybe I am just some dumb trailer trash POS who thought he new some things cuz I read a few books and paid attention in school. I thought the the Constitution and The Bill of Rights were for all Americans and set the basis of our great country. Now I am reading that The Bill of Rights does not apply to the states? HOW THE HELL DOES THAT WORK??? We all live in states right? Well, except for those people who live in DC. So how can a state impose a law that supercedes my supposed rights?


I just read the Constitution and The Bill of Rights all the way through in one sitting. Don't think it was the first time, but might be.

Am I reading this wrong? Please read it to yourself, feel free to verify I copied and pasted correctly. But I understand the below article to state: The Constituition is the supreme Law of the Land and every State is bound by it. Is that not what it says?

Article. VI.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
http://www.constitution.org/constit_.htm


I need help from you guys. Talk me down off the ledge people. Seriously, is everything, I believed and fought for, some foolish naive bullshit that can be thrown to the side at any moment? I know our politicians have been shitting on it for years but now its being openly said? What compels a person to force laws on people that make them vulnerable and weak? Why do they feel the need to make us dependant on them? Can they not be satisfied with being in charge of productive hardworking law abiding citizens? What is this codependent relationship they long for? They need us to need them, therefore they cause our need. Its ridiculous.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Its weird you bring this up right now. I have been thinking about this kind of stuff a lot lately. I heard this quote somewhere and it seems to ring true to this post. "The person who takes something for free, is losing freedom itself". I don't know if that's exactly the statement but its close. It means that every time i say ok ill take this money (welfare), food (foodstamps/welfare) or free healthcare (welfare), i am losing the option to decide something for myself. I will become so dependent on other peoples money that I will eventually be another person in their pocket, incapable of providing for myself. I am not financially well off at all, in fact i just took a 10% pay cut because i'm in the advertising industry and times are rough. But i will change my life style to be able to live. I understand that somethings are put in place to help those who are truly down on their luck, injured or whatever the legitimate case my be (and sometimes i even disagree with them all together). But i will be damned if i take any one of those forms while i am still able to lift my self up and do a days work. as far as the guns go i think the politicians have to take another route to gain the same control. And putting the people they want in the judicial/Presidential seats to fulfill their agenda's is one way of doing it. That's why we all need to do our part to help "convert" the general public. I don't remember where i read this(it might have been on this blog or another one) anyways, every time a person who might not have an opinion about firearms (laws or otherwise) picks up a gun and learns how to shoot correctly and safely, they get the thought in their head that "this isn't bad at all, what are those anti gun people talking about". Maybe then they go and buy one for them self's, and now we have created one more pro-gun person. even if they don't know what in the world is going on about their rights or anything else, now when someone comes to take their guns away, its their property, and they will fight for it.