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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    More Obama and Guns Comment
    Gregory Morris, 10/15/08 8:28:19 am
    Are you getting sick of "I am a hunter, but..." op-eds? Me to. I think most of them are bogus, because anyone who would spend the time thinking about it long enough to write an op-ed wouldn't believe what they wrote.

    Besides, there are only two arguments I've seen thus far defending Obama's new found love of the Second Amendment.

    Argument 1: Obama voted to prohibit confiscation during a state of emergency.
    Yeah, so did everyone else. The law was superfluous, because the Constitution already makes confiscation illegal. The law is simply a way to keep confiscation cases from ever requiring a court battle, such as the one the NRA just won in New Orleans.

    Argument 2: Obama says he supports an individual right. He does say that. If you believe everything a politician says on an election year, I have some land in Florida to sell you. His record has been abysmal on gun rights, period. Nobody can honestly deny that. Even if he has honestly changed his mind (which I really, really doubt) then he needs to make a no-ands-ifs-or-buts statement to convince me. Has Obama stated he will veto unconstitutional gun control laws? No he hasn't. Why? Because he doesn't believe such a thing exists. He believes gun control is constitutional, so long as some (heavily restricted) gun ownership is allowed.

    The problem I have with Obama isn't really whether or not he believes in an "individual right", but whether the right he believes in is even a right at all! From my point of view, what he calls a right, I call a privilege.

    Barack Obama does not believe in the same Second Amendment that I do, that most Americans do, and that the founding fathers did. He believes in his own faulty interpretation which belies a much deeper problem in the socialist foundations of his politics. Obama has failed to demonstrate that he has any concept of what individual liberty means. All he offers is increased government power.

    I say Keep The Change.

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