Saturday, March 31, 2018

"Shotgun Joe" Biden: "Repeal the Second Amendment."

Ol' "Shotgun Joe" Biden, dispenser of the dumbest self-defense advice in modern history, says we should repeal the Second Amendment.  This is simply another confirmation of the Left's real objective in this war over natural rights, the objective being to take them away.

“I think there’s a 2nd Amendment. I think the 2nd Amendment is being very badly interpreted. It’s not consistent with what they’re — our founders intended, in my view. You saw Justice John Paul Stevens say that we should — because it’s been so prostituted, we should repeal the 2nd Amendment. It was about a standing militia. It’s a long story. I won’t go into all the legal side of that having taught it in law school. But there’s rational or irrational policy.”

Good that Joe "thinks" there IS a Second amendment.  That's a relief.   We also know that the 2A is a linear descendant of the English Bill of Rights of 1689.

...The Declaration and Bill of Rights were later said to be "the essence of the revolution";[42] only a year before the adoption of the American Bill of Rights, the great English jurist Edmund Burke would refer to the Declaration as "the cornerstone of our Constitution."[43] The Declaration listed a variety of civil liberties which James was accused of infringing. Prominent among these was the right to keep and bear arms. The form finally adopted complained that James had violated the liberties of the kingdom by keeping a standing army and moreover by causing his Protestant subjects "to be disarmed at the same time when Papists were both armed and employed contrary to law." It accordingly resolved that "the subjects which are Protestant may have arms for their defense suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law."[44] Since only slightly over one percent of the population was then Catholic, this amounted to a general right to own arms applicable to virtually all Englishmen. The possible restriction--that they be arms "as allowed by law"--was clarified by prompt amendment of the Hunting Act to remove the word "guns" from items which even the poorest Englishman was not permitted to own. Now all Englishmen could own arms "for their defense suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law" in the form of whatever firearms they desired....

As you can see by the plain meaning of the text, self-defense was the effect of the English Bill of Rights. 

IOW, Joe's theory is not based on reality.  Surprised? 

There's more.  The right to self-defense is granted by God, not by Joe, nor any government.  And since the primary association in human affairs is the family, 'self-defense' extends FIRST to that family, then SECONDLY to the community.  Self-defense necessarily includes defense against predatory government, whether local or national, under the terms and conditions laid out in the Declaration of Independence.   Finally--that is, LASTLY, it includes defense of the nation against aggressors.

As to "Shotgun Joe's" teaching experience:  did he also "teach" the legalities of plagiarism?

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