ANTI-AMERICAN ELITISTS: Ex-Justice John Paul Stevens and Michael Bloomberg Defile the Constitution

Guest post by Gun Owners of America

“The founders did not establish a right to bear arms… They assumed it already existed [and] said that it ‘shall not be infringed.’ But gun-control advocates frequently want to skip over those words.”

Gun Owners of America joined a chorus of pro-gun organizations in slamming idiotic comments made recently by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

In a newly released book, Justice Stevens said the Second Amendment should be altered to say that people only have the right to bear arms “when serving in the militia.”

GOA blasted the comments, adding that gun owners would welcome the opportunity to demolish Stevens’ arguments in the court of public opinion.

“Bring on the debate,” said GOA Communications Director Erich Pratt in an interview with Newsmax over the weekend. Gun control advocates are always “pushing for draconian gun restrictions” while hiding behind words like “gun safety.”

But to a gun banner, those words are code for, “We just want the military and the police to have guns,” Pratt said. “So let’s get them out of the closet.”

Gun owners need not worry about Stevens’ idea gaining traction. Even an anti-gun liberal, like Professor Alan Dershowitz, opposes Stevens’ proposal.

“You don’t amend the Magna Carta,” Dershowitz said. “You don’t amend the Bill of Rights. There are certain things that you just leave pristine.”

GOA agrees. And increasingly, so do the American people.

Polls show more Americans opposing gun control

Remember all the phony polls which were used by Obama last year in order to push gun control?

Remember the unrelenting unilateral media pressure to ban guns — pressure reflected in even the “conservative” media?

Well, who’s laughing now?

Tuesday, the liberal USA Today was forced to concede that even liberal pollsters have found a massive, cataclysmic shift by Americans in favor of the right to keep and bear arms.

We bet that USA Today trolled all of the polls for some evidence that Americans embraced gun control to the same extent as their editorial board. What they found was a liberal Pew poll — conducted immediately after last year’s Newtown vote in April — that found that Americans were statistically evenly divided between pro-gunners and anti-gunners. Okay, it’s a liberal poll.

But what was even more interesting is that, in 2000, the same poll, asking the same questions, had found Americans supporting gun control by a margin of 66% to 29% — a 37% gap in favor of gun control.

And Pew is not alone.

Later in 2013, Gallup found that 51% of all Americans do not support stricter gun control. In 2000, that number was 38% — with 62% of Americans supposedly favoring more anti-gun laws.

Of course, 2000 was the year when gun owners confounded the pollsters and elected George Bush as president, over the anti-gun Democratic candidate, Al Gore.

Hence, you shouldn’t trust the polls. But when liberal gun grabbers are forced to concede that the polls are against them, that tells you something really interesting.

So, guess what, in this Easter week, we note that even Satan quotes scripture when he has no choice.

Bloomberg gets it really, really wrong

Speaking of the forces of darkness quoting Scripture, anti-gun former Mayor Michael Bloomberg chose this Easter week to try his hand at some biblical exposition.

But before we tell you about his whopper, Bloomberg made headlines on Wednesday after announcing his “threat” to spend $ 50 million to change people’s hearts and minds in favor of gun control.

Never mind the fact that Bloomberg has anything but the Midas touch when it comes to pushing gun control, as he’s lost almost every battle where he’s spent his millions.

“I guess he’s free to do so; he’s got money to waste,” said GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt on MSNBC. “But frankly, I think he’s going to find out why his side keeps losing.”

Indeed, Bloomberg lost in Nevada last year, where he tried to get a universal gun registry and universal background checks enacted.

He lost in Colorado, where he tried to rescue two state senators from being recalled because of their gun control votes.

And he lost in the U.S. Senate, where a concealed carry amendment actually garnered more Senate votes than did his proposal for expanding background checks on guns.

But it’s not just on guns where he gets it wrong. Obviously proud of his efforts in pushing firearms restrictions, Bloomberg said this week that:

“If there is a God, when I get to heaven, I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I’m heading right in. I’ve earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Wow, if he thinks he’s blessed because of his efforts to disarm the public, he should consider passages like I Samuel 13:16-22, where arms control was considered a curse; and Luke 22:36, where Jesus told His disciples to sell their cloaks and buy a sword (if they didn’t already have one).

And as for breezing right through the pearly gates, without an interview, and gaining entrance on the basis of his own very tainted efforts? Does he really think that he can buy his way into heaven because of the millions he’s spent on “social issues”?

Most people would find that disgusting.

Sadly, it appears that Bloomberg has no idea what this Easter weekend is all about. And so on that note, we here at Gun Owners of America hope that you and your family will have a blessed holiday.

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Doug Ross @ Journal

Michigan Triggers Constitutional Convention: Could U.S. Constitution Be Changed to Eliminate Second Amendment?

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(Pictured: The Constitutional Convention of 1787)

Editor’s Note: As highlighted in the article below by Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars, Michigan may have just triggered a modern-day Constitutional Convention. Though it’s not yet clear if Michigan’s call for a convention pushes us over the threshold due to procedural issues associated with the applications of other states, at the very least our Federal Congress will now be forced to review the situation.

Our nation is broken, that should be clear. Our Founders left for us a  mechanism to fix it, and one of the most powerful is an Article V Constitutional Convention, which is designed specifically for the fifty states to initiate Constitutional changes outside of the purview of the federal government. The President of the United States, for example, will have absolutely no say in the matter and is unable to exercise veto power over Constitutional Amendments. The Federal Congress can do nothing more than oversee the Convention. And the Judicial Branch will have to abide by ANY and ALL ratified changes.

What this means is that should Congress determine that the 2/3 state (34 states) qualification has been met, then the States will propose and then vote on Amendments to the existing U.S. Constitution. Keep in mind that this could mean the addition of Amendments in the form of codicils (Like the amendments that followed the Bill of Rights), or the complete removal of existing amendments. This could go either direction – good or bad, as Paul points out with the Second Amendment. The Founders did take steps to ensure that all, or at least most, Americans supported any proposes changes by requiring 3/4 (38) states to ratify any changes.

This may be a welcome change for America at the present time. We’re sure our readers can think of scores of Amendments that would make America better. But, there is a flip side to that coin, and things could change for the worse should the States agree on changes that might, for example, “update” the Second or First amendments (or any of the others that are the pillars of American liberty).


Could U.S. Constitution Be Changed to Eliminate Second Amendment?
By Paul Joseph Watson

The entire U.S. Constitution could be up for review after Michigan became the 34th state to vote in favor of a Constitutional Convention, satisfying a rule that states America’s founding document can be amended if two thirds of state legislatures approve the measure.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress “shall call a convention for proposing amendments” should the two thirds requirement be met, which it was last week when Michigan lawmakers endorsed the move.

Following the vote, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter called for a Constitutional Convention to be given the go ahead.

“Based on several reports and opinions, Michigan might be the 34th state to issue such a call and therefore presents the constitutionally-required number of states to begin the process of achieving a balanced budget amendment,” Hunter wrote.

While some would welcome the opportunity to amend the Constitution to institute fiscal conservatism, others fear the move could easily be hijacked to negate parts of the document that protect fundamental liberties, such as the right to bear arms and freedom of speech.

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently called for ”improving” the Constitution by changing the second amendment so the right to bear arms only applied to those in a “militia” and not the general public at large.

“Nevertheless, in such a convention, the ENTIRE Constitution is subject to review and can be altered and changed. This could be everything from installing “social justice” to the dissolution of the federal government. Everything is on the table as if we were back in 1776 Philadelphia,” writes Martin Armstrong, adding that the Michigan vote represents an, “unprecedented event to amend the U.S. Constitution.”

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty notes that it is unclear whether the 34 state requirement has been met since some have rescinded their votes, but constitutional scholar Gregory Watson said there could be no take backs.

“If it is ultimately adjudicated that a state may not rescind a prior application, then Ohio’s 2013 application for a Balanced Budget Amendment convention would be the 33rd and Michigan’s 2014 application would be the 34th on that topic,” said Watson.

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Larwyn’s Linx: The Pen, the Phone, and the Constitution

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Nation

The Pen, the Phone, and the Constitution: LibertyLaw
Nation’s Best Cancer Hospitals Off-Limits Under Obamacare: WZ
Pelosi: Democrats Not Running On Obamacare–Running On Job Creation: RCP

Opposing Voter ID Laws Is Insulting to Minorities: David Limbaugh
Federal ruling paves way for states to ensure only US citizens can vote: BPR
Supreme Court faces wave of free-speech cases from conservatives: LAT

Falling In History, We Are Told Communism Is Our Savior: NoisyRm
The emptiness of the right side of history: Jonah Goldberg
California’s Gun Confiscation Program Based on Faulty Gun Registry: Wizbang

Jeb Bush Launches Ad Campaign Supporting Common Core: LibertyNews
FL-13 Fallout Watch: Two Democratic House candidates drop out: Moe Lane
Obamacare Exchange Leaks Applicants’ E-Mail Addresses: MenRec

Economy

More Overtime Rules Enrich Obama: CEI
LBJ: I’ll have those n******s voting Democrat for the next 200 years.: Allen West
“$ 50,000 Gold in 2020″ — Jim Sinclair’s Senior Moment: Gary North

Scandal Central

Zero Oregon Obamacare Enrollees After Four Months and $ 305 Million: Breitbart
Obama Judge: Mexican Border Fence May Have “Disparate Impact” on Minorities: JW
‘Jack-Booted Thugs’? What Four NM Forest Officers Did at Ski Resort Faces Harsh Backlash: Blaze

Media

Ben Sasse Releases ‘Constitutional Madness’ Bracket to Highlight Obama’s Lawlessness: Breitbart
REPORTER RETRACTS CLAIM: WH Reporters give Jay Carney questions ahead of time?: Scoop
‘Egadsten!’ Pelosi’s daughter does the unthinkable to Gadsden ‘don’t tread on me’ flag : BPR

Freed from CBS, Sharyl Attkisson Launches Website Exposing Obama Scandals: Don Irvine
#BanBossy – My take on the movement as a Mom of a Daughter: Cubicle Chick
Feel the burn! Sandra Fluke wants to #BanBossy, gets pwned instead: Twitchy

Connecticut: the Constitution State?: Reality Always Wins
What Two Words Do Those ‘Seeking to Increase Tyranny and Totalitarianism’ Tend to Use?: Blaze
Quality Parenting, and More: Reaganite

Whatever Happened To The Coffee Party?: Glob
Ted Cruz reacts to his smoking shirtless street art poster: Exam
Anita Hill: Still Playing the Race Card: GWP

World

Putin cronies enjoy mucho hilarity over Obama administration’s sanctions: Doug Powers
The Honeymoon Is Over: Ukraine To Stun Citizens With 40% Gas Price Hike: ZH
Possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 spotted: CBS

The Myth of ‘Core’ Al-Qaeda: Affiliate Leader Now Calling the Attacks: PJM
Dancing With The Devil: GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
Virginia Legislature Passes Resolution Honoring Radical Mosque Tied To 9/11 Hijackers: WZ

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Busted! – U.S. Tech Giants Knew Of NSA Spying Says Agency’s Senior Lawyer: ZH
Why the NSA Tried to Keep Its Water Use a Secret: Blaze
Google Voice: The SMS guide: ZDNet

Cornucopia

Obama/Ellen Selfie Contest: Who Wore it Better?: MOTUS
Study Rates Obama As The 5th Greatest President of All-Time: iOTW
Cannibals And Colonialism: Solving The Mystery Of Michael Rockefeller: NPR

Image: Pelosi: Democrats Not Running On Obamacare; We’re Running On Job Creation: RCP
Today’s Larwyn’s Linx sponsored by: Sick of Mitch McConnell’s Insults? Here’s How to Fire Him!

QOTD: “Unless you have a very low opinion of minorities, how could you conceivably argue that it is racist to require that all voters prove their identity as a condition to voting? If anything racist is involved here, it is in the suggestion that minorities are too incompetent to furnish their IDs. How could you disrespect minorities any more that that?

If people can’t muster their ID — I don’t care who they are — then they don’t deserve the privilege of voting, and people who want to protect their right to do so without ID are on their face suspect.

It is a crying shame that our federal government is run by partisan Democrats who are waging war against the integrity of the election process, the rule of law and the sovereignty of the several states. I pray more people wake up to this reality.” –David Limbaugh

Doug Ross @ Journal

Larwyn’s Linx: Obama solicits ideas for ways to evade Constitution

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Nation

Obama solicits ideas for ways to evade Constitution: Susan Crabtree
Trey Gowdy: House Republicans are scapegoat-of-the-day for Obama: BPR
Fail: WH Document Says Obama Should Distance Himself From Congress: RWN

“Schumer Suggests ‘Electoral Reform’ to ‘Lessen Grip of Tea Party’”: ProWis
Lindsey Graham DARES Conservatives to End his Misguided Career: Reaganite
Cuomo’s New Spin on an Old Mantra: RWN

Despite Constant Attacks, Conservative Ideas Gaining Support: RIck Jensen
Eric Holder: America is Still a Nation of Racist Cowards: Jennifer Burke
Russian student arrested for bomb building in Pennsylvania: BPR

Economy

H1-B Scammers Invent a University and Get Away with It for Years: CIS
Newest Harvard study about income inequality the left will want to bury: BPR
The FT Goes There: “Demand Physical Gold”: ZH

Barack’s Pogrom: Rising Tide of Hatred Against ‘Evil’ One Percent: AmPower
HSBC imposes restrictions on large cash withdrawals: Bob Howard, BBC
Budget gimmickry in Connecticut: Robert Lavelle

Scandal Central

WH to launch another taxpayer-funded Ministry of Truth Division: Sister Toldjah
Benghazi whistleblower: Don’t even think about blaming Stevens: Hot Air
Eric Holder: Voter ID Used to ‘Depress the Vote’ of People Who Don’t Support GOP: Noah Rothman

Media

Media Not Very Curious about D’Souza Indictment: Rick Moran
Famous Gay Rights Activist Now Also Famous for Child Pornography Habits: R.S. McCain
Newspaper conglomerate considers building massive database of gun owners: Patrick Howley

Senate Conservative Fund Touts Oklahoma’s Jim Bridenstine to Replace Tom Coburn in Senate: MagNote
When a CNN Sports Dolt Tries to Explain Chicago’s Gun Problem With Laughable Results: Publius
Did You See New York Times Magazine’s ‘Planet Hillary’ Cover? I Improved It: Sooper

Outlaws in Connecticut: Chris Muir
Allen West Crushes Progressive Kook Christopher Hahn: Scoop
Lobbyist Kit Bond vs. Senator Kit Bond: MoTorch

World

Grateful recipients of 180 Million dollars in Canadian foreign aid destroy a church and beat the Pastor: BCF
20 Early Warning Signs That We Are Approaching A Global Economic Meltdown: ZH
NC DOJ: Illegal Aliens Can Forget About In-state Tuition: John Hawkins

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Animated iWatch Concept Is the Most Realistic You’ve Ever Seen: Mashable
Microsoft retains weapon to silently scrub XP: Gregg Keizer
This may be the ocean’s most horrifying monster (and you’ve probably never heard of it): Deep Sea News

Cornucopia

How to dress like a liberal in three easy steps: AWD
When Will the Revolt Start?: Downgrade Diary
The Cheese Stands Alone. (Not because it’s so smelly): MOTUS

Saturday Uninformed Voter Joke: Denny
Trauma Inducing: Western Rifle Shooters
Great Therapy: Denny

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QOTD: “KELLY: When you say they have a fear of changing America, that sounds like a veiled reference to people of color, that they’re afraid of minorities, which is what was suggested, and that’s been suggested before about the tea party. I’ll give that one to you, Colonel West, as a tea party politician yourself.

WEST: Well, I think it’s quite laughable to say that the tea party is racist when people say that I’m quote unquote a darling of the party. But let’s talk about the constitutionality behinds this, and Chris, you can laugh all you want. That just shows your immaturity. First of all, let’s talk about the first amendment right that the American citizens have to petition their government for redress of grievances. Now, when Senator Obama was running for election he was railing against George W. Bush, calling him un-American, unpatriotic over a nine trillion dollar debt. Now Americans who show concern about a 17.3 almost $ 17.4 trillion debt are now demonized and attacked when this is a serious concern. And when you look at a poll at a poll that just came out back in December, 72% of Americans are more so concerned about big government than they are about big business or even big labor, so I think that is a very valid point.” –Via Right Scoop

Doug Ross @ Journal