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Feb 18, 2008

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While cruising through Michael Sutcliffe’s blog I ran into an item, which will be of interest to US readers.

Michael has drawn attention to a petition by Rep. Eric Cantor (R – VA) in defense of the second amendment and suggesting that we urge all pro-freedom people to sign it. I agree fully with this and am urging you to go to his site and do it now, don’t put it off and let your friends know about it.

It has not reached me before and there are probably some out there who do not know about it.
In a great victory for the American People, the U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the DC handgun ban saying it was a violation of the second amendment. For the first time in years a court held that the second amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case. Defenders of the second amendment have been working hard for just this moment in history for years.

Last Friday, the United States Solicitor General filed formal briefs asking the Supreme Court not to affirm the lower court’s decision. This is just outrageous. The Solicitor General is the Federal Government’s lawyer. So, now we have the federal government using our tax dollars to argue for a delay on a ruling concerning our fundamental rights.

Take action today - sign this petition to let the government know that you value your second amendment rights. Together, we can ensure that your rights are protected. For the first time in years we have the opportunity for the Supreme Court to clearly say that the second amendment applies to all Americans and that no government can ban all handguns.
Let your voice be heard - sign the petition today.

Michael adds; when a congressman is willing to make a stand like this it just proves to me that America is still the world’s greatest liberal democracy.

I can only concur with that.

1 comment:

  1. Cheers. You do seem to have a large American readership.