Thursday, January 10, 2013

Executive Orders and Gun Rights

Vice President Biden yesterday stated that "The president is going to act."  He said "There are executive orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."  He further said that "it's critically important that we act."

Finally he stated that "As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking. But I'm convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm's way if we act responsibly."

Here is the thing.  There is no authority for the President to just arbitrarily restrict the 2nd Amendment.  Further there is no "moral" authority for obligation or permission in existence for such an attempt to be made.  If anything the morality of the nation is defined in the Declaration of Independence which gives the authority to the Constitution. Without the Declaration of Independence we have no basis of a country.  The Constitution codifies the limitations upon government.  Any President who tries to unilaterally userp the power to restrict the rights of the governed forfeits authority and should be resisted.  This is exactly why we have the 2nd Amendment in the first place.

Should this President attempt to use an Executive Order to limit gun rights there should be immediate articles of Impeachment prepared.

I can recognize that well meaning touchy feely people may put their irrational fear of legalized gun ownership ahead of reason, but supporting a tyrant's grab for power has consistently led to civil warfare. Funny thing about history and how liberals never actually learn from any of it.

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