26 June 17
It is truly said:
“Where you stand depends on where you sit!”
Today, our Supreme Court cynically declined to hear the Peruta V CA Case. Justices Thomas and Gorsuch magnificently dissented!
I can’t put it more eloquently:
“The Constitution does not rank certain rights above others, and I do not think this Court should impose such a hierarchy by selectively enforcing its preferred rights. Second Amendment rights are no less protected by our Constitution than other rights enumerated in that document.
The Court has not heard argument in a Second Amendment case in over seven years—since March 2, 2010, in McDonald v Chicago. Since that time, we have heard argument in, for example, roughly 35 cases where the question presented turned on the meaning of the First Amendment and 25 cases that turned on the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. This discrepancy is inexcusable, especially given how much less developed our jurisprudence is with respect to the Second Amendment as compared to the First and Fourth Amendments.
For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous. But, the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I do not think we should stand-by idly, while a State denies its citizens that right, particularly when their very lives may depend on it.
I respectfully dissent.”
Thomas and Gorsuch are genuine heroes!
… and they will have their day!
Before DJT’s first term ends, Justice Thomas will be writing the MAJORITY ruling in a Second Amendment Case.
In the interim, Californians are on their own. Their governor, state legislature, and at least some of the Supremes consider them expendable.
No “marbled halls” protect them, nor for that matter, the rest of us!