Monday, November 2, 2008
Obama v. The Constitution
If you happen to be fond of the Bill of Rights, as I am, the following is scary. To keep it simple (and from being ridiculously long), I'll stick with my 2 favorite Amendments: the 1st and 2nd.
I find it ironic that the party that claims to be the champion of "freedom of speech" are the same ones that scream "racism" whenever someone questions Obama. I find it frightening that we are leaning closer and closer to having a Democratic Congress, Democratic President and a Liberal media. Where are we going to learn about contraversial issues? Or will they just be hushed under new incarnations of the "Fairness Doctrine"? Are we looking at the Sedition Acts again?
The FCC has sent letters to some of the nation's most prominent military analysts -- some of them pro-President Bush and pro-war -- suggesting they may have broken the law when they appeared on television stations to comment on and explain the war on terrorism.
Also, see my previous blog regarding the Fairness Doctrine.
As many will (should) recall, over this summer, our Supreme Court ruled that the 2nd Amendment DOES give Americans the right to own guns. I am a gun owner. I own one for several reasons, one being because I like the idea of excercising my Constitutional rights. I also believe in being able to defend myself. Have I had to shoot an intruder at my home? No, but believe me, I would not hesitate to do so. "Oh, guns cause crime" is the cry of so many anti-gun (or, anti-Constitution) activists. Do you really believe that your local criminal is going to the local gun store to have a background check run and purchase his traceable firearm before committing a crime? Do you think that taking guns away from people who purchase(d) them legally is going to stop criminals from using guns? I'd prefer not to be forced to be a victim. I prefer the option to defend myself.
ON GUN RIGHTS (from a NRA sponsored site):
• Obama voted to ban hundreds of rifles and shotguns commonly used for hunting and sport shooting
Illinois Senate, SB 1195, 3/13/03
• Obama endorsed a ban on all handguns
Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization general candidate questionnaire, 9/9/96, Politico, 03/31/08
• Obama voted to allow the prosecution of people who use a firearm for self-defense in their homes
Illinois Senate, S.B. 2165, vote 20, 3/25/04
• Obama supported increasing taxes on firearms and ammunition by 500 percent
Chicago Defender, 12/13/99
• Obama voted to ban almost all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting
United States Senate, S. 397, vote 217, 7/29/05
• Obama opposes Right-to-Carry laws
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/2/08, Chicago Tribune, 9/15/04