I have reached the, where I am, truly, sick – and – tired, with the convenient, holier – than – thou, mindset, countless use, to justify their personal/ political agenda and positions, and/ or, self – interest. When the newest of our own Supreme Court Justices, describes herself, as a possible Originalist, when she articulates her reasoning and judicial/ legal philosophy, we probably should, all be, extremely concerned! We live and exist, inside an ever – evolving world, nation, and society, where many conditions, today, are far – different, at the time the Constitution appeared, nearly 250 years. Remember, at this point, there were still, legal slavery (which existed for approximately 100 years, afterwards), women was lacking equal rights to men (All males are created equal – not, everyone), and yes it was not prior to the 20th Century, when women got the best, to vote! Guns, of this time, would have to be reloaded, via, a few steps, which took, near to two minutes to carry out, so, just how could anyone, visualize, and/ or, perceive or conceive of, today’s weapons? When some wrap – themselves, inside the 2nd Amendment, claiming a complete right to carry and own a gun, they conveniently disregard the fact, the proper to bear arms, predominantly, aimed at State’s Rights, especially to produce and have a State Militia, for protection against foreign invasion/ influence. With that in mind, the following paragraphs will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 4 fallacies, claimed and articulated, by these, fake, Originalists.
- Guns/ 2nd Amendment: How many more must die, because, we don’t take, wise practice, steps, to deal with, gun safety, and controls/ regulations? We license drivers, and register cars, but, so not need needed security features, with regards to gun ownership. The reality is, the other Amendment, however it is interpreted, will not give anyone, the unlimited to own and make use of any weapon/ gun. How is the Founding Fathers, have, ever, visualized today’s weapons, especially, automatic, and semi – automatic guns, and, supposed, Assault (military – grade) rifles? Shouldn’t wise practice, require, gun rights, conform, to overall, safety realities, and needed priorities?
- Women’s Rights: The Constitution made a mechanism, to generate additional Amendments, etc, as – needed, and supposedly, the Supreme Court, fairly, and equally decided, legalities, and Constitutionality! In the mid – 20th Century, Roe v Wade, was decided, granting a girl, the best – to – choose! It should are becoming a stated law and right, next many years, yet, those looking to change it, either caused by a religious, and/ or, political perspective/ agenda, are claiming, they certainly so, by utilizing, this Originalist interpretation!
- Constitutional guarantees: Doesn’t it seem, strange, a number of people are claiming, they can be protecting the intent, with the Founding Fathers (like, only they, truly, know, the idea – processes, etc), if they selectively, demand enforcement of some aspects, while seemingly, looking to eliminate others! Freedom of Religion granted individuals, the appropriate, to employ, any religion, in their liking, and/ or, none, yet, today, we seem some, seeking to make us, believe, we have a home in a Christian State, although, many Founders, were, agnostic, and/ or, atheists!
- States Rights: The same people, who demand States Rights, in the event it serves their purposes, often refute these, when it can be inconvenient!
Wake up, America, and demand, a Constitution, that is a living document, according to core, democratic principles, rights and freedoms! We must accomplish that, sooner, as an alternative to later, or risk losing, this nation’s identity!