*By Vincent Cavaleri, Contributing Writer, Mill Creek City Council, Snohomish County Deputy Sheriff
Never in our history has the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) played a more vital role in protecting America’s future than it does today. With a man like Joe Biden in the White House, the Constitution is simply another impediment to hurdle over. His record setting Executive orders have sought to bypass the Legislative process and usurp our founding documents. Never in the history of the office of the Presidency has one man issued so many executive proclamations in his first month on the job. In what’s becoming a “Monarchy” process from the White House, we have seen job killing executive orders, Congressional bypassing proclamations; and he now has his sights on the Second Amendment.
In a recent speech he called on Congress “to enact common sense gun law reforms”. He followed those comments up by saying “This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed the call to act”. If you need a translation, he intends to deploy the same unconstitutional sidestepping tactics as he has on the existing 32 executive orders, 13 presidential memoranda and eight proclamations already issued since he took office. He is taking the word dictator to new highs.
“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. This is the text from the second amendment which seems straight forward and clear enough, right? Supreme Court rulings have been consistent over the years validating exactly that. In June of 2008, the Supreme Court issued its first decision since 1939 interpreting the second amendment. District of Columbia v. Heller was a death blow to the anti-gun lobby, because it clarified and codified every component of a citizen’s right to legal gun ownership. They have been plotting to undermine this ruling for the last 13 years.
Now enter Joe and Kamala. Elected leaders that have sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States are doing anything but. Part of the Biden anti-gun legislation is to ban the manufacturing of rifles, magazines and other firearms made here in the USA. That’s right eliminate gun sales and manufacturing here in America. Eliminate online sales and third party selling. Generations of private American businesses and entrepreneurs would be wiped out with the single stroke of the progressive pen. President Biden believes “this will make our communities safer ‘. Maybe they can go and get “green jobs” like the laid off Keystone pipeline employees. Their words, not mine.
In New York, activist attorney general Leticia James has made her push to target and eliminate the NRA. She alleges that the NRA misused some of its finances and engaged in “self-dealing”. She is another elected official using and abusing her office to bully, intimidate and bankrupt people she does not agree with; and circumvent the Constitution for political and personal gain. She, and those like her are an abomination to leadership; and a glaring example of what’s wrong in government. The NRA has now moved its offices to a more business friendly climate, like Texas. NY, Washington, California, Michigan, Illinois and several others are all headed for bankruptcy court and higher taxes for its citizens thanks to the failed leaders that represent them.
We are fortunate for now that President Donald Trump followed through with his promise to protect the second amendment by appointing constitutionalist judges to the federal courts and SCOTUS. The Supreme Court should never be in the business of legislating from the bench. Their role is clear, they are the arbiter of the branches of government, simple as that. Their role is to interpret the Constitution, not to pick and choose which parts it agrees with.
Thank you and God bless. Vincent