Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by SaturnFX
Just how much of the duties laid out to the Congress of the United States is okay, by your thinking, for the Executive branch to take unto itself and
claim for it's own before a problem is seen here??
His decrees enhance law in some places...but create NEW POLICY in others and radically CHANGE POLICY in yet more. The President, under our system, has
sweeping power granted his Office in matters of foreign policy, trade and the conduct of war declared by Congress. Well skip all the declaration crap
since no President since Nixon has given that more than passing lip service anyway....
That doesn't mean we gleefully watch as the LAST of the powers are simply seized by the executive branch. What New York state did was at least legal
and proper. It may die in court challenge, but New York STATE can do what it did.... It's STATE SYSTEM doesn't say it can't. THE FEDERAL system is
a whole different animal on every level.
Obama cannot..in SPIRIT if not absolute black letter, DO what he's trying to do. Not without essentially redefining the system we have for Government
in this nation. Congress has to LET this happen. Will they? That's the question now.
I understand generally where your going with this
Less fed, more state in these affairs.
There is also a issue though.
Enemy both foreign and domestic. If someone is shooting up the place, that is a domestic enemy to the people..and so by function, the fed must react
when it becomes a problem.
The solution then would be to try and chokehold the setup without violation of the amendments in question..in this case, the second amendment.
And for the most part, the 2nd is left in tact. you have the right to bear arms, but it doesn't say you have the right to an extended clip,
flamethrowers, fully automatic assult weapons, etc. Frankly, if the government wanted to play hardball, they could legally ban all things except for
say a musket. The second we said a citizen cannot own a scud missile launcher is the second we admitted it is a sliding scale..
Don't think I am anti-gun btw...professional fence sitter on this subject. Just looking at it objectively.
Unless all the states unanimously pass the same bans exactly, and the same legal enforcement, then its all ineffective, and the domestic enemy remains
effective...which then requires something from the fed.
This is sort of their job..protect the people from the enemy...
Tomorrow you will still have your Saturday night special to shoot bottles or whatnot. so, the 2nd amendment hasn't been effected here.
What solution would you do?
Personally, I would give every citizen a free revolver and a mandatory gun safety class. I do actually believe a armed nation is a polite
nation...especially since we are already armed (pandoras box is already opened..no closing it now, and the second amendment has wedged it to make sure
it doesn't close). So, the government needs to work within the structure relevant to the situation