The Supreme Court held Monday (6-28,10) that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, clearly expanding the court’s view of gun rights and the personal freedom to protect oneself.
By a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled against outright restrictions of guns in cities.
Justice Samuel Alito spoke for the court, saying that the Second Amendment “applies equally to the federal government and the states.”
As usual, the court split along right/left lines: the same Five For Freedom justices voting in favor of the freedom to own a gun and the Four Anti-Freedom justices opposing that freedom.
The Five For Freedom justices were appointed by Republican Presidents. Of course, two of the biggest mistakes in court history were also appointed by two Republicoward presidents, leftist ones at that (Papa Bush & Tricky Dicky Nixon), but nevertheless those were Souter and Stevens, the latter of whom is retiring today.
The three hard-left anti-freedom justices were appointed by Devilrat Presidents: Skinflinton and Obongo.
Overall over the last fifty years, there is a huge difference between justices appointed by rightist presidents and leftist ones.
The nation suffered through horrible appointments by FDR through Nixon. Finally, Reagan began giving us some justices that believed in keeping the American people as free from government control as possible.
As bad a president is overall as Baby Boy Bush was even he gave us two excellent justices: Alito and Roberts.
So friends there is a great deal of difference in the thinking and beliefs among politicians in the US. For clearly some still believe in personal freedom, while others certainly do not.
Art: Although expected, this is still a monster win for the American people. We can thank these Five For Freedom justices for this one, as well as Jefferson and George Mason who stayed behind him to give us the Bill of Rights.
You can bet Obongo and his Controllers who would love to see us disarmed are seething huge anti-freedom buckets of blood right this instant.
A very fine image indeed!
Anon: Do you guys not realize that every time you use some pitiful epithet to show your disrespect that you only lower your own image in the eyes of intelligent educated people? If you want to influence people who don’t already think like you, you should learn to stop using silly, childish terms like “Obongo” and “Obumer” instead make sound ration arguments that excel on their own merits.
Jimmy: The sad part of this decision was that it was 5-4. Clearly, this should have been a 9-0 decision. We are all so very close to having a really different country. These are difficult times and we best be prepared for future happenings.
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