Monday, June 28, 2010
"I do think the focus is our system of ordered liberty, not any abstract system of ordered liberty. You can say Japan is a free country, but it doesn't have the right to trial by -- by jury."
Chief Justice Roberts, in his retort to Justice Ginberg's assertion that: "a lot of free societies have rejected the right to keep and bear arms."
Joanie...that's her REAL first name, not Ruth...was an early advocate of "women's rights", and would be the FIRST to screech to the high heavens were she to be told that since some OTHER countries do not allow women the right to vote, or drive a car, or show their hair in public even, then the U.S. should not either.
As is the case with most liberals, "rights" are only set in stone when they agree with them. And, when in doubt, always look for some other country's filthy justice system when wishing to invalidate ours. Look hard enough and one can find pretty much any stupid thing imaginable, which is the primary reason to...duh...follow OUR laws and frig the commies and parliamentary weak sisters.
The following heralds this breaking story, and for more information please click the headline link.
"In its second major ruling on gun rights in three years, the Supreme Court Monday extended the federally protected right to keep and bear arms to all 50 states. The decision will be hailed by gun rights advocates and comes over the opposition of gun control groups, the city of Chicago and four justices.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the five justice majority saying "the right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner."
The ruling builds upon the Court's 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller that invalidated the handgun ban in the nation's capital. More importantly, that decision held that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was a right the Founders specifically delegated to individuals. The justices affirmed that decision and extended its reach to the 50 states. Today's ruling also invalidates Chicago's handgun ban."