The fear mongering by political hacks (and wanna-be commentators on social media) over Judge Cavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is just – ridiculous. The man is a jurist, with a proven track record. It’s not like he’s an unknown with no experience. Please, for the love of all that is good, learn what a judge is supposed to do. (They are to interpret the law, period … they are NOT elected nor supposed to make a side feel good about themselves or their life choices.)
Listen folks … truth time: This is what happens when you go 20-30 years of not teaching/enforcing basic Civics in high school … you get an entire generation of uninformed citizens who have shallow roots and little to no understanding of why our Republic works the way it does. You also get a generation of people who will blindly do whatever someone says because their reactions are based on feelings … and not ethics, morals, or even facts!
So, on the topic of the president’s added gun control measures … I have only one issue that comes to mind and to me, as a Constitutional Conservative, it is a dangerous path we are heading down. This action has less to do with protecting Americans and more about imposing preferences. Bottom line: He wants to tighten restrictions on gun sales. (OK, fine, I get that.)
But, when you decide to supplement (or add to, further define, etc.) the language of an Amendment to the Constitution by executive action, does that mean that other Amendments can be augmented as well? For example:
How about we prevent people from attending a church of their choice by firming up the language in the First Amendment so it defines exactly which church they can go to?
Or, let’s say that the Fourth Amendment is a little too weak and we should allow for searches and seizures without a warrant … just because someone may be a little unstable and even more so if they have been accused of a crime in the past?
Or, perhaps, we should make giving testimony against oneself compulsory, and disregard the Fifth Amendment? This would certainly make trials a whole lot speedier.
Or my favorite, let’s automatically set everyone’s bail (for any crime) to $12 million just to ensure that no “alleged bad people” are free, and thus this will help strengthen the Eighth Amendment?
We are on a dangerous and slippery trend friends … and this particular slope invites tyranny to become the norm. And for those who just don’t think it can happen here, I ask, “Why not?” America (you and I) just allowed it to happen to the Second Amendment. So, what’s next?