Today's the day boys. Come 10:00am eastern time your presence is officialy expected at SCOTUSblog. I don't want to hear any excuses. A semi-live transcript of the oral arguements being presented at the Heller Case will be available. If you want to keep up with it... there is no better way.
I haven't said much on Heller... mostly because I'm torn. We've been fighting for decades to turn the tide on the interpratation of 2A... and we've recently made massive progress... but part of me thinks this is to soon. If this case doesn't go our way... cites all over america can and will start banning guns.
Think about it... when the results come back... its going to instantly open up the discussion. The Supreme Court says we can do this... should we do it? Sure... plenty of cities will say no. I'll bet more than a few say yes. Its just the excuse they've been looking for.
Gun Guys seem to be really excited about this case... and the Gun Grabbers are pretty worried. That's because each is making assumptions. The Good Guys are assuming they'll win because they are right.. and because they have mountains of evidence on their side. The Gun Grabbers are worried about the new appointees on the court... recent court losses... all that evidence... and the fact that they have everything to lose and nothing to gain.
The truth is all that evidence is irrelevant. The arguements that you're going to hear today.. the ones I've told you to pay attention to... well... they're irrelevant to.
Raise your hand if you think Clarence Thomas' mind is going to be changed on the Second Amendment.
The fact is... everyone on that court already knows how they are gonna rule.
And that... that is why this whole thing is a sham. This is not Republic people. This is oligarchy. Judicial Review is a power that was never deliniated to any court. Judicial Review is the responsibility of the states and the citizens. The Constitution is a contract between the Federal Government, the State Governments, and the People. When the Federal Government breeches that contract.. the State Governments and the People are free to ignore it.
That is why the Federal Government must be ultimately subserviant to the states. The highest court in the land should be whatever State Supreme Court that's hearing the case. SCOTUS should be a largely trivial court occasionally deciding which state's sales tax should be applied on an interstate transaction.
That's not what we have today.
Today as I think of the court I am reminded of the discusting scene in The 300 when Leonidas climbs up to visit the ancient corrupt oracles...
Why is something so critical being entrusted to this ridiculous old system?
Today we learn what excuse the "justices" are going to use when they hand down the decision they've already reached. So let's thank everyone who's worked so hard to finally get a 2A case before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Thanks a lot guys. Everything we've gained over the last 20 years is suddenly going to be decided by a coin flip.