Thursday, February 21, 2008

Obama's Silver Tongue Is Forked

by Ken Blackwell - February 21st, 2008 -

Noting that some argue the Second Amendment only grants state governments the power to arm National Guard units, Mr. Obama said he rejected that view in favor of the widely held belief that the Second Amendment—like the rest of the Bill of Rights—involves rights held by American citizens.

The Drudge Report last week even carried the story with the title, “Obama Supports Individual Gun Rights.”

But that title was wrong.

Because later in that same story it says that in the same news conference where he spoke of an individual right in the Second Amendment, Mr. Obama also said he supports the DC gun ban. This is the absolute ban on handguns and readily usable firearms in the city of DC that is at issue in the case District of Columbia v. Heller, currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.


That’s like saying you have the right to worship as you choose, but the government has the power to ban attending church. Or that you have the right to free speech, but that government has the power to stop you from speaking about any subject it wants. Or that you have the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, but that anything the government wants to search at your house is automatically reasonable.

It is interesting that Ken Blackwell, Thomas Sowell and Michael Steele are attacking the duplicity of Barack Obama. Most conservative comentators are steering clear of direct attacks. That is because there is still in America a double standard about race. If Obama succeeds in nothing else, it would be nice if he could actually help us reach the point that we can have a dialog about the campaign issues without race trumping everything else. However only black conservatives are allowed to criticize Barack Obama.

Or maybe they are just 3 conservatives with enough guts to not care about the racial hypocrisy of the MSM . . . or the concern by conservatives to not be criticized. We wouldn't want to be unpopular now would we?


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