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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Sun195, Feb 27, 2009.
An interesting news story....
NICE!!!! Let's see what happens from here...
I'm guessing it will get stripped-out of the final bill, but all the same...
Looking at the "political big picture", I believe this whole D.C. "issue" of granting them a VOTING seat in congress (not that I'm against ALL citizens having representation) is to merely negate the additional seat Utah may pick up due to the census, which I believe is a strong "red" state... D.C. will almost assuredly be a "blue" member....
Bottom line is, our Constitutional Rights like the 1st Amendment (revisit the "fairness" doctrine) and the 2nd Amendment (revist the '94 AWB) are merely "tools" to be used much like religion, abortion, gay-rights, ENVIRONMENTALISM, etc. to pander for votes, and make MONEY... usually at the "average Joe's" expense.... REGARDLESS of "Joe's" political affiliation or chosen "lifestyle"... I believe politicians view us "Joes" as meat-socks that generate the funds that they fleece from us... of course this may be PAINFULLY obvious (& simplistic) to more informed (& jaded) members here.
I'm a U.S. Citizen FIRST (aka Patriot), I wish more of our fellow citizens would be that way BEFORE they vote for people (and issues) that are focused on a "special interest", that "usually" negatively affect the rest of us... usually in the pocket book, because ULTIMATELY that's what it ALWAYS about.
NEITHER (major) political party truely has the CITIZEN'S well-being at heart.
Having an amendment which supports and defends the Second Amendment attached to a bill which is blatantly un-Constitutional is the height of irony.
Finally got around to blogging this one:
Round up on the status of the Senate vote to repeal post Heller DC gun laws:
Yep. They are just trying to pick up democrat seats. Trying to make sure they have total control. As a matter of fact, they probably put the positive gun policies in their so that conservatives wouldn't gripe about it as much. It is unconstitutional. Bottom line.
True, but you gotta admit, getting the DC Council and their idiotic sycophants in the DC Government to basically say "Nevermind, we believe in gun control more than our "right to vote"" is the height of irony.
Cool thing is that if this passes, there's already an expedited appeals process to determine it's constitutionality. It's also severable too, which means that if it all becomes law, and the vote thing gets challenged, the other stuff still is law.
Though personally, I'd rather the DC current law stick around. The fact that DC has an AWB now based on California's law means that another lawsuit will likely filed, and with the nature of the Court of Appeals, we'll likely get the AWB struck down, which is ALSO BINDING ON CONGRESS. Bye bye federal AWB forever.
I love politics occasionally, and this is one of them.