Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sotomayor on Gun Rights

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor apparently cannot answer the question as to whether the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right or an individual right without hearing the facts of the case. This is an easy question, despite AP's slanted headline ("Sotomayor defies Coburn on gun rights argument"). The facts of the case have no bearing on what type of right exists. Her very answer is indicative of her view - the right to keep and bear arms consists of whatever those with black robe fever believe it to be at the time. That may not bother those who piss in their pants at the mention of a gun, but it should. A lot of other rights besides gun rights may be at stake. Would she give the same answer about other rights that are clearly enumerated in the Constitution?

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