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Since the current regime in power in the Senate and the White House seem to think it’s okay to rewrite the U.S. Constitution and while they’re at it, take away the rights given to us, I thought I would take a look at that great document and see what else we can change, just for the hell of it.  These idiots have said “the second amendment doesn’t apply to assault weapons because they weren’t around in 1776 when the constitution was written.”  I’m not sure who said it, but I’m sure one of the chowderheads trying to pass the latest round of right denying legislation did.  Anyways, what else did our forefathers not have in mind when they forged our great nation from the ashes of tyranny?  Let’s take a look.

The First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

In 1776, I’m sure there were no Muslims to speak of in the United States.  Guess what, the forefathers didn’t have Islam in mind when they wrote the Constitution.  Also, there was no radio, television, internet or satellite.  So, based on the logic of gungrabbing left, Muslims are banned and so is anything said on any television show, internet blog (uhhh…uh oh) and radio program.

The Second Amendment:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

For the sake of argument, we’ll say the only thing that you can have is a flintlock, or a black powder musket.  That’s it.  And only one per household.  Also, you have to join your local state militia (national guard) in order to have a weapon, because that’s what they meant when they wrote it.

The Third Amendment:

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

I can’t really think of a witty thing to say about this.  This came from a time when the British would just show up and take over the joint, so I can see why this one was here.

The Fourth Amendment:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

But…cars weren’t even thought of in the 1700’s.  So, you can have the right against unreasonable search and seizure in your house, but not in your car, because our forefathers didn’t have that in mind.  Find another place to hide your weed, homie.

The Fifth Amendment:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

So you can’t tell on yourself and you have to be indicted by a Grand Jury.  This is actually good.  It says they can’t take our life, liberty or property…wait, so can they grab our guns or not?  Suppose we should probably ask the folks up on Ruby Ridge.

The Sixth Amendment

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

But the forefathers couldn’t have forseen the absolute media saturation that revolves around high profile cases.  Do you really think the Batman Killer will get a fair trial?  I don’t think he deserves any trial and should be taken out back and summarily executed, but that’s besides the point.  I believe in the constitution so I guess the guy deserves his day in court, but my point is, this whole amendment should be thrown out, because high profile killers can’t ever get a fair shake.

The Seventh Amendment

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Twenty dollars?  Really?  If any amendment needs to be changed, I would say it’s this one.  I mean, talk about outdated, jeez.

The Eighth Amendment

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

So what’s excessive?  In the days when this great document was drafted, I’m sure $1,000,000 was considered astronomically excessive.  However, in today’s society, that’s not uncommon for a high profile defendant.

Ninth Amendment

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Not much to say about this one, other than I think this pretty much says you can’t use the Constitution to take away rights from other people.

Tenth Amendment

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

States Rights, people.  This hasn’t changed in over 200 years, and it shouldn’t change now.  Period.  Dot. End of story.

So, here’s the bottom line.  As I’ve illustrated, many of the amendments in the Constitution have nothing to do with modern day.  The forefathers could not have foreseen the world of 2013.  It’s impossible.  But that’s what makes the U.S. Constitution such a wonderful thing.  It lives.  It breathes.  It grows with the country.  No, AR-15s weren’t what the signers of the document had in mind when the drafted the Second Amendment, but it’s what’s we have.  It’s what the American people who chose to own a firearm have in order to ensure they can fulfill what the drafters had in mind.  You can’t bring a knife to a gun fight and you can’t own a musket when everybody else has semi-automatics.

I’m back.  With thunderous applause, by the way, is how you finish that statement.  Let me start by saying that I’m sorry I left, and work, school and personal schedule permitting, I intend to keep this blog going from here on out.  I have a lot of shit to say, and I feel like this is the best medium to pursue it. 

So, what to talk about?  Anything exciting going on in the news lately?  Our great and fearless leader do anything noteworthy?  Has anybody seen that video where the creator claims that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a hoax?  Let’s talk about it all, shall we?  First, here’s my take on the 23 historic executive orders the wise and benevolent King Hussein signed into law today. 

NOTE:  The orders have been shortened for flow and clarity, but were copied directly from http://www.ijreview.com

1. Require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system.

I have no problem with this.  I don’t know why it hasn’t been done already. 

2. Remove needless legal barriers that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.

What information are we talking about?  What is considered needless?

3. Boost incentives for states to share information with the background check system.

Now we’re bribing states to share?  If it’s a federal background check system, what’s the big deal?

4. Direct the attorney general to review standards of ensuring dangerous individuals are not legally attaining guns.

Hmmm….not sure how I feel about this.  This is the attorney general, remember, who handed over fully automatic weapons to the Mexcian cartels.  Those weapons were then used to kill an American Border Patrol agent.  How is this guy going to set any standards.  I mean if our government is giving the cartel dangerous weapons, isn’t that the epitome of dangerous people attaining weapons legally.

5. Propose giving law enforcement the ability to run a full background check on an individual before returning a seized gun.

Why was the gun seized?  If it was in the commission of a crime, then I’m all over it.  If it was for anything else, then on what grounds do you have to pry into my background?

6. Inform federally licensed gun dealers on how to more thoroughly run background checks on private sellers.

Inform them how?  And so I have to have a background check done if I sell a gun as well as buy one?  That seems kind of stupid.

7. Launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign.

Ok.  I’m indifferent to this.  We see how well “Just Say No” worked out.

 8. Review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes.
Ok.  Fair enough.  Seems legit.  Not sure it’s the federal government’s responsibility or purview to tell me how to lock up my gun, but whatever helps you sleep at night.

9. Issue memorandum to require federal law enforcement to trace guns recovered in criminal investigations.

Why is this even an issue?  This seems like it should be being done already.

10. Release a DOJ report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement.

Again, why isn’t this already done?  This seems a little silly.

11. Nominate a new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Todd Jones).

Yay!  It’s the leader of the gun grab club!  Did you really need to do this with such fanfare!  Seems frivolous to me.

12. Provide law enforcement, first-responders, and school officials with proper training for ‘active shooter’ situations.

This should be standard for anyone who works in an office building.  Why are we limiting this to just these people?  Haven’t there been as many mall shootings as anything else?

13. Maximize gun violence prevention and strongly prosecute gun crime.

Again, this is stupid.  This is signing shit just to sign it.  Why aren’t we already strongly prosecuting gun crime?  Really? Come on, man!

14. More federal funding for research on  the causes and prevention of gun violence.

Here’s how you prevent gun violence.  Inner city breeds violence.  Children not being taught to respect guns breeds violence.  Children who are force fed Xanax, Celexa and Prozac breeds violence.  Pay me the damn money.  I just figured it out for you.

15. Report on gun-safety technologies and challenge the private sector to develop innovative technologies.

Really?  This is so pointless.  Do we need the leader of the free world killing brain cells on this?

16. Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors from asking their patients about guns in their homes.

Really?  My doctor asks me if I have a gun in my house, do you know what my answer is?  NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS!  Why do doctors need to know this?  So they can raise your healthcare costs.

17. Release letter to health care providers clarifying that no federal law prohibits them from reporting threats of violence to law enforcement authorities.

What federal law would do that?  Doctors would claim doctor/patient privilege before they claimed a law wouldn’t allow it. 

18. Provide incentives for schools to hire school-resource officers.

Finally!  One that makes sense!  However, I would prefer private armed security handled this job, but I’ll take what I can get.  Why?  Because the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.  Jeez, I wish I would have thought of that.

19. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education.

We have this!  Did he really think of these all by himself.

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

If you think that will help, then fine.

21. Finalize regulations clarifying essential health benefits and parity requirements within ACA exchanges.

Not really sure what this says.  I just see blah, blah, blah Obamacare.

22. Commit to finalizing mental-health parity regulations.

Again.  Not sure.

23. Launch a national dialogue on mental health.

Finally.  Will that dialouge say, if you are mentally unstable, you can legally be locked up for your (and society’s) protection without trial and against your will until you’re well?  If it doesn’t, then I don’t want to hear it.  Crazy people open fire in a movie theater, school and shopping mall.  Sane people don’t do that.  Get a fucking clue.

There you have it.  Now, onto the rest of his shenanigans.  The wise and benevolent leader stated he wanted Congress to enact laws that limited magazine capacity to 10 rounds.  Really?  What difference will that make?  All that means is that the shooter will have to reload a couple of times.

He wants to reinstate the Assault Weapons ban.  Really?  Because a gun is black and looks like something a soldier carries means it’s bad?  The first active shooter, the guy at the Texas clock tower, did as much damage as the guy in Sandy Hook allegedly did.  I say allegedly, because I’m not convinced that whole thing went down like the government is telling us it did.

While I’m on that point, why was it so easy for the leftist liberals to believe that G.W. Bush knew all about 9/11 and he also knew that Iraq had no WMDs yet they refuse to admit that the wise and benevolent dicatator did nothing wrong in Fast and the Furious, Benghazi and manufactured the entire Sandy Hook episode for the sake of taking away our freedoms?  Don’t you guys find that a bit odd?  Yeah, me too.

Until next time, stay real and stay armed.  My rant is done…for now.