It seems that President Obama is pulling out all the stops. In his final days in office, he is trying to erode as many American rights as possible.
With the passing of Justice Scalia, Obama has the chance to place a new member onto the Supreme Court. And you know this person won’t uphold the strong, conservative values of Reagan-appointed Scalia.
He will be an Obama crony who will echo his failed policies for the next twenty.
His current choice, Merrick Garland, has been championed as a “moderate,” which is as conservative as we could hope for in this day and age. But this Obama darling is far from moderate in a very vital area: gun rights.
As Allen West explained:
Back in 2007, Judge Garland voted to undo a D.C. Circuit court decision striking down one of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. The liberal District of Columbia government had passed a ban on individual handgun possession, which even prohibited guns kept in one’s own house for self-defense. A three-judge panel struck down the ban, but Judge Garland wanted to reconsider that ruling.
He voted with Judge David Tatel, one of the most liberal judges on that court. As Dave Kopel observed at the time, the “[t]he Tatel and Garland votes were no surprise, since they had earlier signaled their strong hostility to gun owner rights” in a previous case. Had Garland and Tatel won that vote, there’s a good chance that the Supreme Court wouldn’t have had a chance to protect the individual right to bear arms for several more years.
Moreover, in the case mentioned earlier, Garland voted with Tatel to uphold an illegal Clinton-era regulation that created an improvised gun registration requirement. Congress prohibited federal gun registration mandates back in 1968, but as Kopel explained, the Clinton Administration had been “retaining for six months the records of lawful gun buyers from the National Instant Check System.”
Reader tip: anytime you see the words “Clinton-era” you should be worried. Obama is trying to put into power a man that will most certainly work to destroy our right to bear arms.
Any case related to gun control that is brought to the Supreme Court will have an advocate in Garland. And any case that tries to expand the freedoms of Americans, will have an enemy.
Even worse, over a dozen Republican senators have agreed to meet Garland. Are they about to betray us…again?
The following senators have agreed to meet Garland:
Kelly Ayotte (NH)
Mark Kirk (IL)
Mike Rounds (SD)
Ron Johnson (WI)
Susan Collins (ME)
Jerry Moran (KS)
Chuck Grassley (IA)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Jeff Flake (AZ)
Jim Inhofe (OK)
Rob Portman (OH)
Thad Cochran (MS)
James Lankford (OK)
Pat Toomey (PA)
Source: Allen West