Thursday, June 26, 2008

Reason to Get Excited for McCain

All Republicans for the last two months have been looking for a reason to get excited about Senator John McCain. Like many Republicans, I want to know what my candidate stands for instead of simply voting against another socialist mascarading as a Democrat. Republicans have 2,000 reasons and counting to vote against Obama, but it looks like Republicans have reason number one to support Senator John McCain for President.

The United States Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the Second Amendment in the case of District of Columbia vs. Heller. In a controversial ruling, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of private citizens having the right to keep an bear arms. What this means is that four Supreme Court Justices want to rewrite parts of the US Constitution to fit their principles and desires. The five Justices who support the Constitution are: Chief Justice Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas. The four Justices who support taking away our right to bear arms are: Breyer, Ginsberg, Stevens, and Souter.

Senator John McCain believes in a strict construction philosphy of interpretting the Constitution. In other words, the Supreme Court and Federal Appellate Judges McCain will appoint as President would adhere to ruling on the cases according to the Constitution, not a liberal interpretation based on previous standing and court cases.

In other words, if just one Justice is replaced with a liberal, private gun owners may be forced to give up their guns. Think about how much crime would increase if that were to happen! The only individuals with any kind of weapons would be the criminals and we would all be at their mercy.

Under President McCain, if a Justice retires, the new Justice would be a person who would side with the 5 instead of the 4 on this case. That means a lot to Texans who are proud of their right to bear arms and the freedoms and individuals liberties that our Constitution is designed to protect.


MJSamuelson said...

I gotta agree with this....though admittedly, in the back of my mind, I'm wondering what kind of judges a Democrat Senate would confirm with President McCain in the White House.

All the more reason to encourage straight-ticket Republican voting in November and beyond - we need a Republican Congress to ensure that a Republican White House isn't lame duck (or worse, concillatory).

David Rogers said...

Gang of 14.

Voted for Ginsburg, Breyer, and Souter.

And you trust this guy with your Surpreme Court?

C'mon, Randy. You're smarter than that.