Thursday, June 26, 2008

Call It A Victory For Sanity

Justice O'Connor was the quintessential "swing vote" for years, allegedly a Republican due to her nomination by Ronald Reagan. More often than not, she ruled on the liberal side of key issues. She has now been replaced by Justice Kennedy, the new "swing vote", another Reagan appointee and of late, another dismal disappointment.

His most recent crucial opinion bears out that disappointment in that he decided for all of us that child rapists do not deserve a punishment more "cruel and unusual" than their crimes. What the High Court neglected to interject was that at the very least, these bastards deserve equal punishment at the hands of some of societies other unsavory miscreants while living forever behind bars.

That being said, today we saw that even Kennedy is not stupid enough to rankle the feathers of mainstream America. He ruled with the majority in upholding the 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. Many liberal entities have argued at length as to the meaning of the amendment and its intent, based on the wording:

A well regulated, Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

Those words have been argued ad nauseam for longer than I can say. The anti-gun lobby has historically focused on the first four words while true patriots have focused on the first five after the second comma: the right of the people. Today, for the first time, the Supreme Court of the United States settled the argument.

Now the lawsuits are beginning to roll; the case before the court was centered on the Washington D.C. ban on owning a anyone. Other cities across the nation are going to be sued en masse in short order, and mayors are already firing opening salvos as to their own interpretations of today's decision. The words "reasonable restrictions" will be part of the average person's lexicon by this time tomorrow, and the debate will rage on, despite what has been made clear; the people have a right to keep and bear arms.

The NRA is out front on this, of course:
Gun Lobby Quickly Sues To Overturn Chicago Ban

Look for a plethora of similar suits to follow, as the mainstream of America enjoys a rare victory over the insane encroachments they have endured for the last 50 years.

It may just be possible that the mentality of the '60's people has worn off, and the move to Europeanize America has been thwarted. I am filled with a renewed hope today.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nothing resembles sanity anymore.But that is your opinion.If and when,human kind resembles that which is of the creator,then will we understand.In an unending determination to decide which is right or left,it is left behind,the meaning of center.Is center truely Republican or Democratic?, or is it,as it should be,what is good for our planet and humankind on the whole.When it comes down to affording to eat,sleep in a warm place and raising your children in a world,uncircumventing of your poverage,what do we have to offer?Do we as a "center" observe something to be abjoined in our whole proclamation of "those who try become" or more of "those that toil to give us that what we demand at the price we accept"?
We do and are responsible for what we endure.And even though we abhore some,we are what we have created.Never forget that.