Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"Insanity" & The Second Amendment

There have been many words written and spoken as to "mentally ill" or insane persons obtaining fire arms and murdering/ maiming others. It appears that some closer attention must be paid to such mental defects as deal with guns. The following are offered as examples of such irrational thinking.

1. Maintaining that, in the USA, privately held and modern firearms can be eliminated as neither criminals nor those fearing political-tyrants and other criminals will give up their guns;
2.  The pool of such weapons is so great, especially in "gun friendly" States, that only the use of military level force and draconian punishments (Inflicted by courts martial or secrete courts?) would even begin to limit privately held arms (Here I note President Obama's military level arming of civilian agencies, whose personnel is loyal to him while the military is still, basically, loyal to the Constitution).
3. Ignoring the fact that such, privately held, guns prevent many times the number of murders/maimings than those caused by criminal use of firearms.
4. Ignoring the fact that those there are very many nations above the USA with higher murder rates as have much more restrictive gun laws than does our Republic.
5. Ignoring the fact that the criminal misuse of guns is, in the USA, largely a matter of Black thugs (Killing other Blacks, both probably with criminal records and involved in the sale of illegal drugs).

As SCOTUS has declared the Second Amendment as providing an individual right (Like voting) for adult citizens (And has extended that ruling to the States), any such right may be constitutionally removed only after a judicial finding (With full "due process", including a verdict by a jury if  individual citizens demands such) of such criminality or serious-and-dangerous mental disease/defect as would allow the limit to the right to "keep and bear arms" as well voting, holding public office, disposition of property, Etc..

In the last days of the Soviet Union opposition to the government was declared a form of insanity"and confinement (With abuses) in prison-line "hospitals" inflicted.

Friday, July 17, 2015

History (And Law) VS. "Deal" With Iran

If I am charitable, I will assign the proposed treaty with Iran to Mr.Kerry's, Mr. Obama's and their supporters very great ignorance of history as to treaties, Islam and that variety most held by the real rulers of Iran; The Ayatollahs who are supporting the ongoing Jihad throughout the world with its use of murder (Often of children), genocide, torture and other like crimes AND which targeted the USA as a special target in that war.

1. On September 30, 1938 the UK's Neville Chamberlain "celebrated" a treaty with Adolf Hitler as one which would bring "Peace In Our Time". Within one year Nazi Germany attacked Poland and began the multi-million death World War-II. Winston Churchill (Who had studied Hitler's writings) reacted by addressing Mr. Chamberlain with: "You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour and you will have war.".
2. Those who study history will know that today's Ayatollahs very closely cleave to the philosophy and teachings of the Ayatollah Khomeini, as so clearly presented by the following quote: “Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled and incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of [other] countries so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world. But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world…. Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by [the unbelievers] Islam says Kill them [the non-Muslims], put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]. Does this mean sitting back until [non-Muslims] overcome us Islam says Kill in the service of Allah those who may want to kill you! Does this mean that we should surrender to the enemy Islam says Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other [Koranic] verses and Hadiths [sayings of the Prophet] urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all that mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.”.
3. Those who study the history of Mohammed, Islam and the Koran will know that treaty breaking and lying to "unbelievers" are core and  binding principles of that criminal-terrorist ideology as based on Mohammed's own acts.
4. Those who study the history of the West's conflicts with those waging Jihad (From very large wars to such individual actions as the treason of Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood) will understand that the only effective means of "communicating" with those criminals is by the use of deadly force. [As at: Tours (732 D); Las Navas de Tolosa (1212 AD); Granada (1492 AD); Lepanto (1571 AD); Chocim/Khotym (1621 AD); Vienna (1683 AD); The USA's campaigns against the Islamist-Pirates of the Barbary States (1805-1815); Navarino (1827 AD); Israel’s various and defensive wars from 1948 on (Just in case you ask, I am not of the Jewish Faith nor do I have any financial interests in the State of Israel); Multinational mini-campaigns against the Islamist Pirates operating off the Muslim Sudan.]

[To these I add the most excellent shooting down of the worm who assassinated a ceremonial guard on Canada's Parliament Hill and by the armed citizen who liquidated the swine who beheaded a lady in Oklahoma. I can now gladly add the lessons of The Sniper!]

FROM George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.

AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW: Some opponents of that proposed "Deal" might correctly hold that it aids those waging war on the USA in violation of 18 USC 2381 as noted in Article-III, Section-3 of our nation's Constitution.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Which Rights Will Be Enforced????

Well, SCOTUS has declared "Marriage" a basis constitutional right of all (Adult) citizens without regard to gender---And, in oppositions to thousands of years of history, the lack of noting that institution in the Constitution and in opposition to Article-X of the amendments to the Constitution being the last and most abused part of The Bill Of Rights. 

"Adult" appears to mean someone 18-years or older; "Citizen" is someone born in the USA or who has been naturalized. Such rights should be inviolate except when a court of law finds a person guilty of some crime allowing removal of those rights or too mentally ill to exercise them.

I have no doubt that the Federal (And some other) courts will be fierce in enforcing the noted, judicial, amendment of our Constitution. But, how have other "rights" fared (Or are likely to fare) in those courts and by the administrative branch of many/most governments?

OWNING PROPERTY:  The right to keep lawfully obtained property has been all but destroyed by SCOTUS by:
1. Allowing the seizure of real property for the benefit of private developers under a "legal fiction" that such will benefit the "common good"; And, 
2. Not suppressing the seizure of private property by government bureaucrats without prior judicial approval OR a clear-and-present danger of harm to others or "probable cause" that a crime has been committed.

VOTING: As for other basic rights of citizenship, this now is provided all citizens 18-years of age or older except where a court of law has ruled otherwise.
       Yet, too many Federal judges (And others) use every means to deprive all citizens of the value-and-weight of their votes by attempts to block verification of citizenship before casting ballots.

FREE SPEECH: The Obama Administration has abused the too-great powers of the IRS to abuse the free speech rights of those who oppose his misrule.
      Some have reasonably claimed that the worst abuse of that right is by public universities who punish students for "political incorrect statements" made as public speech and in academic documents OR set, as has the University Of California, "prohibited language" as a work rule for non-tenured faculty allowing firing for their violations---As a gross violation of what was once "Academic Freedom".
      Under the present Administration a US Attorney has threatened those who peacefully ask questions about the "Dark Side" of Islam.

FREE EXERCISE OF RELIGION: It should be remembered that: The religious provisions of The Bill Of Rights were established to keep the Federal Government (Only) from setting up an official religion; Some of the original States maintained "official religions into the 1830s---Without judicial interference; And, the author of the current misreading of that  provision was a long time member of the KKK and a life-long hater of the Catholic Church.
      Since the establishment of our Republic until very recent years the public expression of religion by such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and very many other public officials was not only allowed but expected.
      The various courts' prohibition of such public statements as The Ten Commandments: Is in violation of those traditions; And, does not seem to have moved SCOTUS to remove such symbols from its primary building.
      The Seventh US Court Of Appeals have given Atheists the same "religious" protections as other "believers". Therefore, their "religion" must not be given the power to remove the symbols of other "faiths" from "the public square" (And schools).

SEARCH & SEIZURE:  The forced (At gunpoint) police entries into homes after the Boston-Marathon bombings, by Federal officials without probable cause  to believe a wanted criminal was within a home (Where a "hot" tear-gas bomb was thrown into the occupied crib of an infant yielding serious burns to that baby), the taking of property (Not contraband as such and not described in search warrants) by police everywhere---Including that initiated by Milwaukee County's PERsecutor against supporters of Governor Walker) are too many to list here.

KEEPING & BEARING ARMS:  SCOTUS has declared the the rights under the Second Amendment as the individual rights of every citizen and that without membership in any "Militia". It has extended that right to all the States.
       Yet, that and other Federal (And State) courts have not ruled against Federal, State and local actions which "INFRINGE' (To use the Second Amendment's language) upon those, under 21-years of age, citizen's exercise of those rights.
       As special cases: The Federal Government (And State governments) do not allow full citizens who are 18-to-21 years of age to purchase firearms; And, most public universities (Bound by The Bill Of Rights) do not allow such in buildings without lockers for securely checking-in arms lawfully carried on campus grounds.


This can be done by amending The Constitution:
1. To allow a simple majority of both Houses of The Congress OR a 2/3 majority of those present-and-voting of one House to vacate a SCOTUS decision;
2. To Allow any 20 Members of the Senate or 50 Members of the House, by signing a "Complaint" or like document to have "standing" to bring any action before the US Courts;
3. To allow the House or Senate, by a majority of those present-and-voting to independently bring criminal charges against any Federal official or employee and likewise prosecute such matters without interference by the Judicial or Administrative branches of the Federal Government.
4. Make themselves and all other Federal officials bound by the same laws (eg "Insider Trading") as bind other citizens.