Monday, February 26, 2018


THE NEWS MEDIA DOES CONTROL THE NEWS CYCLES, BUT SOCIAL CHANGE AND MESSAGING FROM THE PEOPLE AND COURTS CAN INFLUENCE THE NEWS CYCLE

The Parkland shooting is still in the news cycle, barely.  If the students can keep this in the news cycle then we may see change.  The other day the Supreme Court was put on notice it will have to rule on the right to own the type guns used in these mass killings.:


"ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.
In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment."
You will note this was not a three judge panel, it was the entire court issuing the ruling.  The next question is will the Supreme Court let it stand or will 4 Justices agree to hear the case.  
This case will be closely watched by all concerned with the issue.  It should help to keep the issue in the news cycle.
A NATION OF LAWS CANNOT SIMPLY IGNORE THE LAW BECAUSE SOCIAL COMMONSENSE COMMANDS SAME
Look, I have read the Constitutional Minutes (the written debate of the Constitution during the Constitutional Convention and Debate), Blackstone, (common law) large parts of the Digest of Justinian (summary of Roman Law), and history.  Original Intent is a misused term to justify anything.  The late Justice Scalia used it to his convenience and not based on the original common law at the time the Constitution and Bill of Rights was written.
For example Blackstone wrote several times unenforced laws become unenforceable over time as a violation of the rights of the people.  Scalia rejected this clear common law rule which existed at the time of the writing of the Constitution to justify keeping unenforced sodomy laws on the books.
Blackstone wrote marriage is the sole province of the Church and a mere inconvenience for the state.  He wrote it was for the Church to decide unscriptual marriages.  With the right of pro gay spectrum churches common law no longer served Justice Scalia so he decided this law known to our Founding Fathers was no longer of any consequence.  This common law rule helped to bring about common law marriages.  The state clearly had no interest in marriage.
It was the courts not the legislature which started regulation of marriage through divorce cases.  They claimed the State had an interest in protecting the children without a word on the regulation of marriage.  
THE ARGUMENT OF THE RIGHT TO OWN ANY GUN HAS LOST ITS PURPOSE
Where does the inherent right of self protection begin and end?  States have "Stand Your Ground" laws which in rare cases legalize murder.  We may need a constitutional amendment to fix this problem.  I do not want a system where changing social demands force the courts to create social policy.
Now some will say what about how the courts made social policy on gay spectrum rights.  They did not.  They simply found the federal constitution did not allow for the discrimination.  Put it in the constitution and then the courts must uphold the discrimination.  It is that simple.  Governmental power comes from the federal constitution, by and through the people.  If the people through its Charter have not authorized the government to regulate the matter then the government has no interest in the matter.
THE IDEA GUNS WILL PROTECT US FROM THE GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY EMPOWERS THE GOVERNMENT TO ABUSE US
Because so many people, me included at one point, believe we need weapons, including automatic rifles to defend our self from the government, we remain silent on our greatest weapons, the right to organize and protest.  We must organize to fight the government on these issues.  I just hope these young people can make it happen because it will extend beyond the one issue.
The Power of Voice can overcome an armed government.  It has been proven in modern times.















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