RIGHTING “WRONGS” BASED ON WRONG INTERPRETATIONS OF “RIGHTS”
By Larry Pratt
November 23, 2010
Socialists, from President Obama on down, look at the government as the creator and administrator of rights. That is why even some on the left liked the Heller and the McDonald decisions which overturned gun bans in Washington, DC and Chicago.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m ecstatic that the Supreme Court ruled against these the gun bans in these two cities. And I’d rather be in our shoes today than in the Brady Campaign’s — as they saw their arguments slapped down harshly by the Court.
So why then would some big-government types like these two decisions — especially the McDonald case out of Chicago? Because in basing their decision upon the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Justices perpetuated a false doctrine which has allowed the Constitution to continue evolving.