Thursday, October 04, 2007

A liberal faces the truth about the 2nd Amendment.

Sometimes it happens.

"Principle is a terrible thing, because it demands not what is convenient but what is right. It is hard to read the Second Amendment and not honestly conclude that the Framers intended gun ownership to be an individual right."

Here is what brought him there:

"Like many academics, I was happy to blissfully ignore the Second Amendment. It did not fit neatly into my socially liberal agenda. Yet, two related cases could now force liberals into a crisis of conscience. The Supreme Court is expected to accept review of District of Columbia v. Heller and Parker v. District of Columbia, involving constitutional challenges to the gun-control laws in Washington.

The D.C. law effectively bars the ownership of handguns for most citizens and places restrictions on other firearms. The District's decision to file these appeals after losing in the D.C. appellate court was driven more by political than legal priorities. By taking the appeal, D.C. politicians have put gun-control laws across the country at risk with a court more likely to uphold the rulings than to reverse them. It has also put the rest of us in the uncomfortable position of giving the right to gun ownership the same fair reading as more favored rights of free press or free speech."

Porn is free speech, abortion is a privacy right, and a hate crime is somehow worse than a crime based on something else. You can't bash gays but feel free to bash Christians. Using kids to implement universal health care. And God forbid you should smoke that cigarette, that pays for the health care, in the bar of your choice. Don't dare mention Christ in a public school at Christmas, but Ramadan is welcome. This is the world of the left.

And now gun rights are being taken away without us even being aware of it.

We need to wake up and smell the liberal coffee.

h/t BigDog