The beginning of the end of the Second Amendment
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
I agree with the President on most things, but I can’t on this.
We’ve been hearing, ad nauseum, that polling suggests that the public supports universal background checks and greater gun restrictions. And we’ve not only been hearing this from democrats, but also from Republicans.
So now I guess we’ve given up on protection and defense of the Constitution and will be governed by the whims of the people and politicians?
It reminds of what the father of the modern progressive movement, president Woodrow Wilson said. (I hate that guy!) “The Constitution was founded on the law of gravitation. The government was to exist and move by virtue of the efficacy of ‘checks and balances.’ The trouble with the theory is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. No living thing can have its organs offset against each other, as checks, and live.”
This was the beginning of the “living, breathing,” Constitution. That musty old document was fine for its day, but it should not have been built on immovable bedrock. Instead it should be built on sand so that it may move and shift with the changing times.
President Trump and the Republicans have expressed openness to a federal red flag law and for “meaningful” background checks. read more