Independence Day, 2008: Heller Spawn
Two articles for your consideration as you wend your way through "sobriety checkpoints" and "homeland security zones" to celebrate life here in the Land o' the Free:
1) Radley Balko explains why the Heller decision ain't all it's cracked up to be.
2) William Norman Grigg tells us why anything spewed forth by the Robed Masters of SCOTUS is likely to conflict with our God-given rights:
...This point simply can't be emphasized too often: The innate right of armed self-defense exists whether any government chooses to recognize it. What made the Second Amendment unique was its recognition of the fact that in the constitutional scheme, the government does not have a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Scalia, like many statist jurists before him, insists that the permissible civilian uses of firearms are all defined within that government-exercised monopoly on force; they are temporary concessions that can be redefined by our rulers at whim.
In a genuinely free society, citizens would enjoy the unqualified liberty to acquire weapons of any sort, in any quantity they pleased, for the specific purpose of being able to out-gun the government and its agents when such action would be justified.
Most Americans, as ignorant of our heritage of principled insurrection as they are well-versed in the ephemera of degenerate pop culture, would find such sentiments abhorrent.
In that fact we see that – whatever may be the status of our current "right" to keep and bear arms – the intellectual and psychological disarmament of our population is nearly complete.
As part of your weekend, make sure you read the Declaration of Independence aloud to your friends and family this weekend.
Then continue helping them to get ready for the coming Storm.