Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A Constitutional Right

                The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is the threat to American’s constitutional right to bear arms. Hilary Clinton is the Democrat presidential front runner and recently interviewed by George Stephanopoulos (ABC). Stephanopoulos asked Clinton a direct question:  “Do you believe that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right, that it’s not linked to service in a militia?”

                Clinton replied that she believes, “I think that for most of our history, there was a nuanced reading of the Second Amendment … we can have common-sense gun safety measures consistent with the Second Amendment.”

                Stephanopoulos asked the question again, “I said, do you believe that their conclusion that an individual’s right to bear arms is a constitutional right?”

                Clinton answered, “If it is a constitutional right, then it, like every other constitutional right, is subject to reasonable regulations, and what people have done with that decision is to take it as far as they possibly can and reject what has been our history from the very beginning of the republic, where some of the earliest laws that were passed were about firearms” [emphasis added].

                Clinton acknowledged that “reasonable people” would say that “responsible gun-owners have a right,” but “the rest of the American public has a right to require certain kinds of regulatory, responsible actions to protect everyone else.”

                How can anyone who believes that the “Right to keep and bear arms” is protected by the U.S. Constitution vote for Hillary Clinton?

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