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Citizenship Is Not Frivolous

May 4th, 2010 by Kevin

Ok so we caught at least one of the suspects of the attempted New York Times Square bombing, great, keep looking, and keep investigating.  But what really distresses me is we have those that are actively advocating overlooking his Constitutional protections as an American citizen.

Senator McCain :

It would have been a serious mistake to have read the suspect in the attempted Times Square car bombing his Miranda rights, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday.

Rep. Peter King :

Rep. Peter King (N.Y.), the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, wants to know whether the Justice Department consulted with the intelligence community before they decided to hold his trial in civilian court.

That is a mistake, a huge mistake, for a whole variety of reasons.

Yes, if he is the guilty party his crime is heinous and extremely serious, perhaps the most serious thing you can be accused of.  However, bottom line….he\’s a US citizen, that is accused of a crime on US soil, and was arrested by US authorities.  There is absolutely NO GREY AREA here…he deserves every Constitutional Protection to which every other US Citizen is privileged.

The minute we start overlooking Constitutional protections for our short-term convenience, we all lose our Constitutional protections.  Liberals with an agenda may try to draw parallels to Gitmo, but the parallels are poor and stretch way past the point of breaking….this isn\’t a foreign fighter, of foreign citizenry, captured on a battlefield on foreign soil.

It absolutely terrifies me that we have Congressmen and Senators, shrugging their shoulders at the protection granted us by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The Declaration of Independence, which preceded those two documents, was written because of abuses of power, which while not similar in degree, are at least similar in spirit to what McCain and King are advocating here.

That all said, with great privilege (and US Citizenry is!) comes great responsibility.  I would have absolutely no qualms about Mr. Shahzad being charged with treason and if after due process he is found guilty, put to death.  But he deserves his rights as a US citizen.   If the least of us can\’t depend on those protections, then even the best of us have reason to fear their loss.

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Rep. Phil Hare : The Constitution \”Doesn\’t Matter\”

April 6th, 2010 by Kevin

You\’ve long suspect it.  Now see the video of a US Congressman, Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL) openly declaring on camera that he doesn\’t care what the Constitution says.

It\’s been said before, I\’ll say it again, \”Our country is in the best of hands\”.

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Firearms Related Legislation Pending In Congress

February 17th, 2009 by Kevin

A new Congress and a new President, both controlled by the Democrats and both filled with some of the most anti-Second Amendment activists we\’ve seen.  Despite the Heller vs DC decision, this match-up does not bode well for those who own firearms, or even care about the Second Amendment, which protects the First Amendment, without which all other amendments are worthless.

Already, there are quite a few firearms related bills pending in Congress.  For the next couple weeks I\’ll try to cover one of those bills each day….yeah, there are enough that at one a day it\’ll take more than a week.

I\’ll provide links below as I publish each article….

HR17 – Citizen\’s Self Defense Act of 2009
To protect the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family, or home, and to provide for the enforcement of such right.

HR 45 – Blair Holt\’s Firearms Licensing & Record Of Sale Act of 2009
To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.

HR 197 – National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.
S 371 – Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009
A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.

HR 257 – Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009
To prevent children\’s access to firearms.

HR 442 – Veterans’ Heritage Firearms Act 0f 2009
To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes.

HR 495 – Southwest Border Violence Reduction Act of 2009
To authorize additional resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations, and for other purposes.

HR 623 – Greater Judicial Discretion In Sentencing For Certain Firearms Offenses
To provide for greater judicial discretion in sentencing for certain firearms offenses committed in exceptional circumstances.

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No! I Will Not Comply!

February 11th, 2009 by Kevin

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