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October 11, 2012


Mike Stollenwerk has a question for the next presidential debate:

The Second Amendment Question we need the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates to Answer!

Governor Romney/President Obama or Representative Ryan/Vice President Biden:

A divided United States Supreme Court has twice ruled by way of razor thin 5 to 4 votes that the Second Amendment “guarantee[s] the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.”

However the 4 dissenting justices in District of Columbia v. Heller stated that “self-defense . . . is not the [Second] Amendment’s concern.”

If you are elected and have the occasion to nominate a Supreme Court justice, will you choose a nominee who believes that the Second Amendment is concerned with the individual right of self-defense, or one who believes that self-defense is not the Second Amendment’s concern?


Biden is a pig and Ryan is a prince.

I'd support a constitutional amendment that proscribes anybody but originalists from serving on the Supreme Court. There is enough of a dynamic range between libertarians and so-called conservatives to suffice for a legitimate synthesis of opinion that remains faithful to the Constitution.

And, as soon as that amendment is ratified, clear the lefties off the bench.

For good.

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