Loss of two constitutional rights in one swipe
Here’s current White House Chief of Staff speaking at a 2007 Brady Center event. Here’s the notable quote:
“If you’re on that no-fly list, your access to the right to bear arms is canceled, because you’re not part of the American family; you don’t deserve that right. There is no right for you if you’re on that terrorist list.”
Considering there have been over a million names on the list, many placed there incorrectly, this is an outrage.
The last time I read the Constitution, it said that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. It also had that pesky little clause about due process in the Fifth Amendment. One wonders if the Obama administration is using the same Constitution the rest of us are.
It gets worse. There are already several bills out there which can deprive people of their Second Amendment rights without due process. Of course, they say the bills are aimed at terrorists. We all know who they consider to be terrorists, though.
Date: July 9, 2009
Categories: Legislation We Oppose