Sunday, January 06, 2013

“Unconstitutional Laws Aren’t Laws”

Former Marine Corporal Joshua Boston talks to CNN about Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s latest proposal for additional federal gun control in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:


dymphna said...

This man has performed a valuable service: he side-stepped the journalette's quagmire question by going to the process and leaving the content to her.

When one can remain cool-headed enough to raise the discussion to the meta-level rather than reacting or doubling down, then the 'argument' is over.

Would that more of us could maintain their grace under fire - and yes, he was being fired upon - then maybe arguments on the merits could begin. That is not a ploy the left is used to.

BTW, for an MSMer, she herself maintained a level of courtesy that is often missing in what passes for debate among jornolists. Among themselves, they admit to their real purpose, which is to drag the public discussion into *their* ring.

They remind me of Norwegian academics, though less polite; as in "we won't discuss Benghazi because it's not interesting". The fact that the White House watched the murders go down in real time certainly would be 'interesting' - as in a 24/7 harangue on every MSM outlet - had those killings happened on the watch of any president besides Obama.

We ought to call our President's eight-year reign, "Obama Gets a Permanent Pass".

john in cheshire said...

I continue to be aghast that a US president can allow one of his country's Ambassadors to be slaughtered with impunity for those who carried out that atrocity.

Anonymous said...

The Founders and Framers of our Constitution knew and said we have certain inalienable rights granted us by our Creator and not by our government. A good citizen not only should, but has a duty to, resist any infringement of those rights. It is a shame for America that those rights are threatened by the very people who have sworn to protect them.

Anonymous said...

"Unconstitutional law is not law." I'll remember that one!

Truth said...

"The Second Amendment isn’t there for duck hunting. It’s there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs." Does Piers Morgan have an armed bodyguard? People can’t come to our country, take advantage of all that it offers, and then criticize the very essence of what they’ve taken advantage of.

Our own president has armed guards:

The school Obama's daughters attend has 11 armed guards but he won't consider it an option for your kids:


Inalienable Rights said...

Most people mis-read the first, second, and fourth amendments. These do not "grant" us rights. What they do is explicitly state that the federal government, acting under the Constitution, shall not infringe on those specific and highly valued rights that were already inherent in the people, the rights that exist independent of the government and that the government hereby formally agrees to protect - forever ("to ourselves and our Posterity"). The government did not grant those rights to us - they are ours. Period. And we have other rights - see Amendment IX, which clearly indicates there are other rights retained by the people.