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Andy still has time to prank his rivals at NY Democrat convention

The NY Democrat convention may look like coronation from the outside with 95% of Democrats selecting Emperor Andy but it could not have been fun for Cynthia Nixon.

Nixon was given a room to speak right next door to a Cuomo event. When the other events sound overwhelmed Nixon supporters a post reporter asked, “Can you get a fair hearing, if you can’t even get a mic”. Emperor Andy was using a sound system.

Nixon laughed about Cuomo’s heavy hand throughout the convention and said “it’s important to show up” and “It’s important that, at the Democratic convention, there is at least one actual Democrat running for governor.”

NYC Liberals not content with controlling NY, need to control the USA

A group of NYC Democrats has formed a political contributions behemoth super PAC. They are going to throw massive amounts of money into the upcoming congressional midterms to ensure NYC style and control is inflicted on the entire country. Escape from NY has been a popular motto in upstate New York for several years. Now, NYC wants to block all escape routes. The Times article here.

Cindy Nixon thinks directing an episode of TV means she is qualified to NY Governor

Directing a TV show once is all the qualification she needs to be Governor.

The 2nd Amendment protects the right to own an unlimited number of guns


In a recent article for Slate, Doug Pennington attempts to Solve the problem of mass shootings with his simple proposal “Two Guns per Owner”. Not two guns per month as proposed by other gun banners – but two per owner. Some how this would have stopped the Las Vegas shooter. “How” is never really discussed in the article. Recently, it has been suggested to truly restrict “gun rights”, one would need to repeal the 2nd amendment. Repealing the 2nd amendment would be a long and very hard fight for gun banners. Pennington’s real objective in this article is to remove the meaning of the 2nd Amendment without repealing the 2nd Amendment.

Repealing the 2nd amendment would be a long and very hard fight for gun banners

Mr. Pennington correctly counts the number of words in the 2nd Amendment during the article. However, his ability to understand the words is lacking. It may be a poor education, but my guess is its environmental – he was employed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

his ability to understand the words is lacking

The author cites Justice Antonin Scalia’s writings on the  Heller decision as evidence  the 2nd Amendment is not an unrestricted right. He goes onto draw an analogy between “marriage equality” and a failure to include a clear right to marriage in the constitution as proof  the constitution is open to modern interpretation. Therefore, he can restrict citizen’s rights without the need for explicit constitutional permission. He argues there is no need to repeal the 2nd Amendment to restrict citizens rights.

restrict citizen’s rights

It is not clear “how” or “why” restricting gun owners to two guns would effect gun violence. The Slate article cites  the Las Vegas shooter had purchased 33 firearms in the last 12 months, most of which were rifles. Did he use all 33 rifles during his murderous spree in Las Vegas? No, the author is implying that owning a large number of guns is evidence of an impending desire to commit a crime. Something contradicted by all impartial study and the common knowledge of all gun owners. Further, Mr. Pennington implies no one needs more than two guns to defends one’s home. How many guns were employed to defend the victims in Las Vegas from the shooter on that night? Certainly more than two. Two is an arbitrary number selected so that the idea pretends to be “reasonable”.

How many guns were employed to defend the victims in Las Vegas from the shooter on that night? Certainly more than two.

The 2nd Amendment is in the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights are part of the Constitution. They are what the government of the United States was established to protect as its core mission. When one restricts a right enumerated in the Bill of Rights – you are diminishing the legitimacy of the government itself. This is why all restriction on enumerated rights are hotly debated and contested before courts. “Congress shall make no law”, and “Shall not be infringed” has a significant meaning and should never be taken so lightly. These phrases are powerful because they restrict government power, not rights – and they are not diminished by the number of letters in them.

“Congress shall make no law”, and “Shall not be infringed” has a significant meaning

The author’s analogy to the 14th amendments “Equal protection” justifying a modern definition of marriage fails for a number of reasons. The most obvious failure is expanding an existing right is different to restricting an enumerated right. Dan Pennington simply does not like guns, does not want you to own any guns, and knows that repealing is needed because the 2nd amendment protects a right to own an unlimited number of guns that can be commonly defined as a “gun”.

The 2nd amendment protects a right to own an unlimited number of guns that can be commonly defined as a “gun”

The 9th Circuit Plays Politics instead of interpreting law

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, head quartered in San Francisco California announced a decision in Teixeira v. County of Alameda. The court, sitting en-banc decided there is no right to sell a gun. It would seem that guns are a special kind of property, a kind that one can own but not purchase.

Only a tortured legal interpretation can arrive at a decision like this one. Heller made it clear that, prohibitions on owning a firearm is a violation of the 2nd amendment. However somehow “no right to sell arms” is not a ban on owning a firearm because just as every gun banner knows, firearms have magic powers. This new magic power, materializing from thin air – joins other well known super powers like self firing, bullet hose, and turning law abiding citizens into insta-criminals.

A new political blog

I completely agree with the assertion the world does not need another political bog.  However, I am scratching my own need here – so tough.  We have another political blog.  The goal is to blog on the misunderstood popular notions in U.S. politics today. So much of what I hear from the popular media and the public at large is based on ideas that don’t really have a basis in reality.  So here we go – “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan