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Dick Cheney was right.

Send help quickly, I am agreeing with Dick Cheney.

Why is it that Democrats can defend the rights of the poor, criminals, and captured (maybe) terrorists yet have a hate and disgust for the second amendment rights of U.S. citizens? When an armed nut job kills someone or a number of people it rightly makes headlines.

When an armed citizen defends themselves or others it is buried on page ten below the fold. If you told me I would be saying anything in support of Dick Cheney I would have told you to seek help and very strong medications.

Here it is, Dick Cheney got it right.

Dick Cheney signed on to a brief filed by a majority of Congress yesterday that urged the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that the District of Columbia’s handgun ban is unconstitutional, breaking with the administration’s official position.

Fifty five senators along with 250 House members signed the request for the court to find the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess firearms and to uphold a lower court’s ruling that the D.C. ban violates that right.

Cheney is now going directly against a brief filed by Solicitor General, Paul D. Clement, who represents the government and the Bush administration before the Supreme Court. Clement said that the lower court’s ruling was too broad and could endanger federal gun-control measures.

The government’s position is simply another sell out by an administration that has never seen a civil right that it likes.

A spokesman said Cheney signed on to the brief because “the vice president believes strongly in the Second Amendment.”

The District of Columbia’s position is that the Second Amendment guarantees a right to bear arms only as a collective, civic right related to military service which implies that the government can give or take away the right to be a part of the militia. A retired soldier, police officer, or F.B.I. agent could be denied a weapon.

While claiming to support individual rights the Solicitor General’s argument said the appeals court was wrong to rule that just because handguns are “arms” as defined by the Second Amendment, government cannot ban them. This is more of the Bush administration’s belief that whether it is war or the constitution they are the deciders.

Wayne LaPierre, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President said the brief was “a historical message to the court” that Congress believes the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms. A statement from the organization said it is “grateful and fortunate to have a friend of freedom in the vice president.”

Now I am going to sit down someplace quiet and tell myself one thousand times “I did not just say Dick Cheney was right”.

I will be more than happy to act as a character witness at Cheney’s impeachment and war crimes trial. I can say he got one right, …..once.

February 10th, 2008 Posted by narsbars | Uncategorized | one comment

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    Chris Moran

    Comment by Chris Moran | February 10, 2008

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