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Thank You, Justice Stevens

As you are probably aware, 97-year-old former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is arguing that the Second Amendment must be repealed. Music to my ears, but not because I want the Second Amendment to go away. Rather, the reverse.

In an opinion piece for the New York Times Tuesday, Stevens wrote that “a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment would be simple and would do more to weaken the N.R.A.’s ability to stymie legislative debate and block constructive gun control legislation than any other available option.”

President Trump recognized the obvious political benefit of liberals’ tipping their hand to what they really want, which is a pathway toward strict limits on gun rights. And what could help more than possession of firearms no longer being a “right.” This is going to energize Republicans for the 2020 midterms, since they will understand that their gun rights are at stake.

Over at the Washington Post, liberals who are savvier than Mr. Stephens are pretty mad about this. From an article somehow labeled “analysis” that is pure opinion:

One of the biggest threats to the recovery of the Democratic Party these days is overreach. Having seen what Republicans have accomplished while pushing to the right, Democrats are debating how hard to push in the opposite direction — on the minimum wage, on abortion, on health care and on education. A party that was once afraid of being saddled with supporting “government-run” health care is increasingly okay with the word “liberal” and even voted in droves for a self-described socialist in 2016. And its 2020 hopefuls are leading the leftward charge.

But rarely do we see such an unhelpful, untimely and fanciful idea as the one put forward by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Trump has a good point about needing to hold the Supreme Court. Stevens is not the only liberal justice who thinks the Constitution, over which justices have stewardship, is outdated.

Just a few years ago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked whether Egypt should use other Constitutions as a model for one it might produce following the ovethrow of former President Mubarak.

“I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a Constitution in the year 2012,” she said. “I might look at the Constitution of South Africa.”

10 Responses to Thank You, Justice Stevens

  1. Only a liberal would look to a country that opressed most of its population for decades as the model constitution. Guess freedom and government control isn’t her agenda.

  2. Right now South Africa is kicking out its white farmers. Same mistake Mugabe did in Zimbabwe. He turned Zimbabwe from being the bread basket of Africa to a basket case.

    These white farmers are Africans of European origins. Their families have been in South Africa for generations.

    The USA believes in property rights. Appears South Africa doesn’t. How can anyone think their Constitution is better than the US’s?

  3. The C.P.U.S.A is alive & continually active within the 3 branches of government & its 2 parties, as well as owning & managing commercial media & public school curricula which is why much of the population is ignorant about authentic American nationhood which, in truth, is so ‘politically incorrect’ that today’s citizens would reject it out of hand. The 2 Supreme Court Justices mentioned must be glad that ‘loyalty oaths’ no longer apply since the U.S. has been PC’d into near total extinction- a brilliant adaptation of 1984 newspeak/thoughtstop. ‘Mind control is Freedom’.

  4. “But rarely do we see such an unhelpful, untimely and fanciful idea as the one put forward by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.”

    In other words, Moron, shut up; you’re giving the game away.

    This is nothing new for Stevens, although his timing is excellent for the cause of the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners, coming as it does in a mid-term election year. And there were more than a few calls for a flat-out gun ban and/or repeal of the 2A at last weekend’s march. Same deal from various media scribblers and babblers this week. Let it be noted here and everywhere else: this is nothing new. Over the years from time to time the liberal/progressive/left has let slip that an end to private firearms ownership is their ultimate goal. The drift to the left of the last few years is starting to become a stampede. There’s no excuse anymore for believing their “common sense gun laws” crap. It was never anything more than a lie.

  5. I hope the daffy Justice John Paul Stevens, the creepy-eyed Pelosi, the hair-plugged Schumer, the “I’ve fallen down and I can’t get up” Hillary and the rest of this gaggle of hard left, radicalized, pie faced loons continue talking to the press every day, every hour of the day. By their words and public statements, they are making a major contribution to the destruction of the mad-dog leftist elements of our political system. And I thank them for that. We must encourage them in their efforts,

  6. Great commentary, Keith.

    How ironic to see the ‘progressive’ Left in such reactionary mode, vis a vis the Post writer.

    Please, Democrats, keep talking. You’re doing the country a great service. #MAGA