Think about that latimes.com headline: The Supreme Court does public safety a favor by rejecting a California gun-law challenge. The Supreme Court is supposed to protect the United States Constitution. Not dole out “favors” like some kind of mafia boss on his daughter’s wedding day. But that’s how people who disrespect our Constitution roll. People like columnist Scott Martelle:
The decision to leave the California concealed-carry laws alone is a win for public safety, and for those who believe society would be better off with fewer guns — both in the home and on the street.
But not the Constitution, which states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Here’s another relevant quote (misattributed to Benjamin Franklin): Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
The democratic process in California has devoured its residents’ liberty: their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. And it’s now been aided and abetted by the highest court in the land.
At some point, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could — not to say will — direct local and state governments to restore all Americans’ un-infringed right to keep and bear arms outside the home.
Until that time comes, we must use the ballot box to signal our disgust with politicians who kowtow to the self-righteous rabble who place a mistaken idea of public safety above our liberty…in California, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Illinois and everywhere else where the forces of darkness gather to take what is ours by right. And law.