The Supreme Court has once again chipped away at the 2nd Amendment. In a recent Supreme Court ruling, the court unanimously ruled in favor of broadening federal regulation of firearms under the guise of punishing perpetrators of domestic violence.
This ruling is being heralded as a victory by gun grabbers everywhere, including those in the Obama administration who released a press release declaring it as a victory that ‘will save women’s lives.’ This absurd proclamation is typical demagoguery, assuming that restrictive gun control laws save lives. On the contrary, the areas with the most gun control have the highest firearm-related murder rates.
This ruling does nothing to protect anyone, and opens the door for more restrictive gun laws mandated from the federal level. While nobody in their right mind wants violent people to use weapons, the Second Amendment doesn’t say that the right to bear arms “shall not be infringed… unless you’re convicted of domestic violence.”
It’s grossly unconstitutional for this to be forced upon the entire country through judicial edict as the Supreme Court has done.
It should come as no surprise that the Supreme Court approves increasing gun control enforcement at the federal level. After all, rubber stamping rampant, unrestrained federal power is its modus operandi. Abysmal Supreme Court rulings have occurred since the beginning of the Republic.
Whether the Supreme Court is trampling due process for accused fugitive slaves in Prigg v. Pennsylvania or opining that segregation is perfectly legal under the Constitution in Plessy v. Ferguson, it is infamous for allowing horrendous practices.
Here are just a few appalling SCOTUS rulings during the Bush-Obama era: the right to remain silent not applying unless it’s invoked, students having no constitutional rights in public schools under any circumstances, reaffirming asset forfeiture laws with guilty until proven innocent as the standard, and upholding of a federal ban to deny sick patients medicine. And of course, we can’t forget Obamacare ruling.
You don’t have to look far to find this gang of nine unelected, politically-connected lawyers’ footprints all over the Constitution.
That is why our liberty depends on local and state governments re-asserting their sovereignty, and standing up to the corrupt courts and bureaucrats in Washington D.C. The feds have demonstrated that their enforcement power is rather impotent when the states defy them. Consider all of the legal pot smokers in Washington and Colorado.
County commissions, town councils and state legislatures can make all of the difference. Through politically directed civil disobedience, they have the power to force the feds back within their constitutional restraints. The federal government cannot pull off its ambitious schemes like Obamacare or the NSA’s dragnet spying without state and local support. They only have power because we gave it to them. Now, it is time for us to take it back.
Proactive action at the state and local levels will make the enforcement of federal tyranny nearly impossible. That is the blueprint for restoring liberty in the United States, and it is the only sure-fire peaceful solution to the mess the feds have created. We just need YOU to get involved and help us make it happen before it is too late.
Latest posts by Shane Trejo (see all)
- North Carolina House Guts Bill to Nullify EPA Rules on Wood Burning Stoves - June 27, 2016
- South Carolina’s Constitutional Education Requirement in Public Schools in No Guarantee of Effectiveness - June 23, 2016
- Fierce Debate Erupts Over Federal Partnerships and Asset Forfeiture in Oklahoma County Sheriff Race - June 22, 2016