Wow that was a close call. By a 5-4 margin the Supreme Court invalidated a District of Columbia handgun ban that has been in effect for 32 years. In that district it was against the law to own a handgun, no matter how “model” a citizen you may have been! This ruling should bring about some changes in other areas of the country that have nullified a citizens right “to keep and bear arms!”
In the city of New York, on March 4th. of 1789, Congress resolved 12 articles. The fourth article is worded thusly “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.” Two hundred and nineteen years later, many in this country, are still trying to “reinvent” the meaning of these wise words of wisdom!
In the words of Forrest Gump “I might not be a smart man, but I know what foolish is!” This once powerful, blessed nation, has enemies within, as well as without. There are several million Usama bin Ladin’s, out there, that would like nothing better than to trample my right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness right off the face of the earth. We have ethnic groups living among us that enjoy the freedoms of this great land, but their first and foremost allegiance is to that particular group and their religious teachings. Our tollways, bridges, and even some of our ports are being “put up for bid” to the highest bidder. Foreign investors are “swollowing land, banks, wilderness, properties, and anything else our greedy fellow Americans put on the auction block. Once loyal American companies are running for the “border” faster than you can say “trade deficit!” The “big three” are no longer “the big three” and are in fact in deep trouble, as their sales continue to decline, and the foreign companies numbers continue to “RISE!” The price of gas has, and will. change every middle and low income families lives forever. Food cost are skyrocketing, as the value of the dollar continues to tumble overseas. Pension funds are going broke, union membership is at an all time low, and financial institutions are in big trouble! Property values continue to tumble, and everyone knows somebody that has filed bankruptcy within the last year! Our colleges have been infiltrated by the most anti Christian, anti establishment, bunch of wacko liberals that our kids hardly stand a chance of maintaining principles and values! Men marring men women marring women, abortion on demand, rewriting this nations history-I could go on and on!
Some may think this all sounds like sour grapes, and thats ok. As an American you’ve earned the right to disagree with me. In my sixty two fleeting years in this country things are changing, and changing fast. I’ve got nothing against change as long as it’s “good, and true, and noble, and right.
So that is why I personally am elated that 5 out of the 9 Supreme Court Justices chose not to alter the meaning of the Second Amendment. I’m not naive enough to believe this battle is over. The next President may be in line to appoint several new justices, and just one more liberal Justice could swing things in a total different direction. John McCain applauded the Supreme Courts decision! Barack Obama mainly side stepped the issue, but his past voting record reveals he is liberally minded about gun control
I apologize for getting political about this whole thing, but I’m passionate about my right “to keep and bear arms,” and I love my country. Bottom line goes back to the motto on the U.S. currency “In God we (I) trust!”