Sunday, February 14, 2016

Community: How to Help the Victims of the Washington Street Fire

Community: How to Help the Victims of the Washington Street Fire

Dear Horsey & MSV readers:

A fire that began at 505 Washington Street shortly after 10pm last night spread to 507 Washington Street and was under control by 2am. While no residents were hurt, 14 firefighters were treated for minor injuries from frostbite, slip and falls, and smoke inhalation. 

“Thank you to the entire Hoboken Fire Department, along with the Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Environmental Services, Parking Utility, and Community Emergency Response Team for keeping everyone safe under extremely difficult and frigid conditions,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Thank you to the Jersey City Fire Department, North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, and the Teaneck Fire Department for providing mutual aid and to the Stevens Police Department and Hudson County Sheriffs Office for patrolling our city while the Hoboken Police Department was at the fire scene. Thank you also to the Hoboken Daily News at 500 Washington Street for the generous hospitality and for providing a place for our first responders to stay warm." 

While all residents were evacuated safely, the buildings and contents of 505 and 507 Washington Street suffered severe damage from fire and water. The Catholic Community of Saints Peter and Paul is coordinating a fundraising effort for the fire victims. Donations can be made online by visiting:

Saints Peter and Paul is also organizing a fundraiser. Details will be announced shortly.

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: 



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:

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.