The easy way for the Courts to rewrite or otherwise ignore the Constitution is for those judges to interpret the words of our founders to their own desire.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit three-judge team is the most recent travesty on Constitutionally-guaranteed rights.
A few days ago they decided that the New Jersey ban on “high capacity” magazines “does not unconstitutionally burden the Second Amendment’s right to self-defense in the home.”
The two-to-one decision seriously violates the Second Amendment.
Note the words the judge's opinion uses..."in the home."
Basically, they are attempting to rewrite it.
The Second Amendment reads: "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."
Our Founding Fathers were not idiots. In fact, they were brilliant. The right to bear arms was not just for home self-defense.
In their own words:
“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.” Samuel Adams
"The rights of conscience, of bearing arms, of changing the government, are declared to be inherent in the people." - Fisher Ames
"Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people." - Tench Coxe
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government.” Alexander Hamilton
“Are we at last brought to such an humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” Patrick Henry
"For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security." - Thomas Jefferson
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…” Richard Henry Lee
“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” James Madison
“That the people have a Right to mass and to bear arms; that a well regulated militia composed of the Body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper natural and safe defense of a free state, that standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided.” George Mason
Please note, they do not state arms are for defending a home.
They knew well that governments can and do, over time, take away the liberties of the people. They also knew that, as George Mason stated, "...the Body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper natural and safe defense of a free state."
State, not home.
The defense of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
At least one of the three judges has common sense and follows the Constitution.
Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote, “The Second Amendment is an equal part of the Bill of Rights. We must treat the right to keep and bear arms like other enumerated rights, as the Supreme Court insisted in Heller. We may not water it down and balance it away based on our own sense of wise policy.”
When the Congress, or the Courts, decide on their own to violate the very Constitution they all took an oath to "support and defend," it is time for them to go.
Without retirement. Without benefits. Never to hold another job funded by taxpayers.
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by Scott D. Welch, Patriot
Direct descendant of 8 Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War
Cousin of Patrick Henry