Sunday, February 14, 2016

While we hold dear our freedoms as Americans

The saying, the only thing protecting the First Amendment is the Second Amendment never appeared more true than it is today than with the passing of a judicial giant: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Simultaneously, the vocalized hatred of the Second Amendment has never been more pronounced as at the time of Scalia's passing in American history.

There's no better day than today with love the operative word to read the true constitutional aspects of settled law on the Second Amendment authored by the late great justice.

After all, the vast majority of the American people won't surrender their liberty and the globalist self-anointed central power loving elites can't help but bare their fangs to drain the life and liberty from the proles wherever an opportunity arises as this.

So, it's poignant to read the actual words protecting our liberty on this harsh, cold day.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia


From the 2008 Supreme Court decision: 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. HELLER

Held:

1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Pp. 2–53.

(a) The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 2–22.

(b) The prefatory clause comports with the Court’s interpretation  Syllabus of the operative clause. The “militia” comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. The Antifederalists feared that the Federal Government would disarm the people in order to disable this citizens’ militia, enabling a politicized standing army or a select militia to rule. The response was to deny Congress power to abridge the ancient right of individuals to keep and bear arms, so that the ideal of a citizens’ militia would be preserved. Pp. 22–28.

(c) The Court’s interpretation is confirmed by analogous arms bearing rights in state constitutions that preceded and immediately followed the Second Amendment. Pp. 28–30.

(d) The Second Amendment’s drafting history, while of dubious interpretive worth, reveals three state Second Amendment proposals that unequivocally referred to an individual right to bear arms. Pp. 30–32. (e) Interpretation of the Second Amendment by scholars, courts and legislators, from immediately after its ratification through the late 19th century also supports the Court’s conclusion. Pp. 32–47.

Read the entire decision and understand our actual rights as Americans:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf


Talking Ed Note: The reactionary attack on Second Amendment rights invariably narrow to the portion of the non-operative phrase "well regulated militia" in an attempt to deride, disarm and delude Americans of their Second Amendment liberty to bear arms. Well drilled and practiced and a military under civilian control is the pronounced historical context not a pathway to centralized tyranny.

Even a cursory review of the actual real historical context shows how infantile that rampant repeated ignorance actually is. The aim is to strip Americans of their liberty and their means to protect it. Be vigilant.