Editor's note:I wrote this column in June of 2008 before Obama was elected the first time. I believe it STILL holds a message for America that is extremely important.
*********************** One Vote Saved This Nation A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet **************
Supreme Court of the US came within one vote of decreeing the 2nd
Amendment to the Constitution, a part of the Bill of Rights,
unconstitutional. ONE vote! And we are celebrating??? It took 9
“learned” people in black robes to tell us the second amendment means
what it says. Do you realize we were one vote away from splitting this
nation apart more clearly than the Mason-Dixon line ever did?
idiot can read the 2nd Amendment and tell you what it says and what it
means. But because our liberal friends have muddied the waters of what
the word “right” means, over the past few decades, we had to have a
pronouncement from the Supreme Court of the land to settle the issue.
Problem is, it didn’t settle anything. It has only opened up a slew of
new platforms for numerous additional challenges to the rights granted
US Citizens under the 2nd amendment.
The fact that one of our
rights under the bills of rights was saved by one vote ought to scare
the hell out of all Americans! This is how fragile our freedom has
become. This vote reflects just how tenuous our grasp on liberty is in
this 21st century. Those of us who believe in the freedom granted by
the original constitution are holding on by the skin of our teeth.
Nobody gives a damn anymore about living free. If Americans actually
BELIEVED in America one tenth as much as the founders of this country
did, the issue would never have been considered serious enough to go
before the Supreme Court. There would have been no need. The Second
Amendment says Americans may keep and bear arms. It means…. Americans
may keep and bear arms!
America has a supreme court as political as this one, and as
unrepresentative of America as this one, we need to take a serious look
at ridding the country of this all too powerful institution.
the unspoken driving force behind the presidential election this year
is whether we continue to live free, or we elect another socialist who
will appoint left wing, liberal/socialist judges to the Supreme Court
and finish off the already struggling representative republic known as
the United States of America. THAT’S what this election is about!
problem is… so few Americans take enough interest in their government,
enough interest in anything having to do with the politics of this land,
that we go about our days in blissful ignorance of the sacrifice made
by those who preceded us to insure the freedoms we are rushing,
head-long, to give away today. Our public school system, I am now
convinced, deliberately does not teach the constitution anymore.
Graduating students who are barely past functional literacy is just
another way of creating an underclass dependent upon those who desire,
who seek, and who grasp for power over them. It is happening right in
front of our eyes and we are so blinded with all the propaganda coming
at us, from all directions, of our imminent doom from a hoax called
global warming, that we cannot see, cannot hear, cannot grasp, that we
are being flimflammed by a socialist movement bent on the complete
destruction of America as a free nation.
at the numbers again. 5 to 4. 5 to 4. One vote. ONE vote! If there
was any reason, any reason, at all, to vote against democrats in
November… THIS vote, dear reader, is it! If we allow the socialists in
this country to gain control of the Supreme Court by electing them is
such numbers that they control both houses of the Congress and the
office of the President, we will assuredly be stacking the Supreme Court
with liberals/socialists. Had we not gotten the last two conservative
justices on that court, all gun owners in this country would be awaiting
orders today to turn in our weapons. We wouldn’t turn them in, of
course, thereby bringing about that split in the country I spoke of
The Supreme Court has taken on powers the constitution
does not grant them. Today they are acting, not so much as a judicial
body, as they are a legislative body, making law by fiat. That is most
certainly not constitutional. The Court is circumventing the US House of
Representatives and the US Senate by making law from the bench.
Supreme Court must be reined-in and I’m afraid the only way that will
be accomplished is through a constitutional amendment. No more lifetime
appointments to the court for one thing. No more appointment to the
court by the President. “Would be Justices” must stand for election and
then serve only six years… one term only. And that is just for
As a gun owner, you’d think I’d be celebrating the decision of the court that the 2nd amendment
means what it says. But I’m not. I already knew that! What I didn’t
know was how the court would rule… and I was afraid, frankly, that they
WOULD rule that the 2nd amendment was unconstitutional even though it is
a part of the constitution!
We live in exceedingly dangerous
times in America. We have lost our love for freedom. We have lost our
love of independence. We have lost pride in who we are because we no
longer KNOW who we are. Our young yearn for the ways of Europe from
which their ancestors braved an ocean and a lethal wilderness to escape.
Finally, if you are a gun owner, may we suggest that you
purchase as much ammunition for your weapons as you possibly can… before
the taxes begin. Because, as surely as Obama is elected, and the
democrats maintain control of the Congress, they are going to tax
ammunition so much that it will be out of reach of most gun owners. If
you do not have the equipment to make your own re-loads you might want
to consider getting it. The “gun grabbers” are not going away. If you
are going to be allowed to keep your gun, then they will find ways to
make that weapon inoperable.
look at America today and I feel as if I am looking at a replay of
German history during the 1930’s. I see crowds lusting after a
candidate who offers “hope” and “change”… again. Germany elected him.
Look what happened to Germany.
All of this from a Supreme Court 5
to 4 vote? No. I got all of this from that 5th vote… the 5th vote
that could have easily gone the other way…the 5th vote that could have
sparked a conflagration in America that would have ended in the
destruction of this nation. That’s what I am looking at. That is why I