Thursday, March 17, 2011

Here we go again

Dear Leader and his minions are apparently exploring ways to once again blatantly ignore the codified system of lawmaking that has served this country quite adequately for well over 200 years now.

This time it appears that the administration will soon attempt to unilaterally impose new gun control laws by executive fiat, despite Congress and the peasants being on record as overwhelmingly against such actions: 

"For gun control advocates, however, executive action remains a more promising -- albeit more limited -- vehicle for reform than Congress. On Monday, The Huffington Post first reported that the Justice Department was convening meetings with groups from across the ideological spectrum in an effort to chart potential policy changes to Second Amendment law."

That's funny - the NRA, toothless fossil that it is, has admirably declined to meet with Justice on the issue and no other prominent gun-rights groups appear to have been invited to the pow-wow, despite their politely asking to be included (so that they can discuss the ATF's naked complicity in allowing thousands of straw-purchased guns to be "walked" across the border to Mexico, among other things).  How, then, are all points of view across the "ideological spectrum" being represented at these meetings? 

Once again, just as we've seen on so many other occasions and issues, the Constitution appears to be nothing more than an inconvenient speed bump to whatever current agenda this president sees fit to implement, no matter the legality of his actions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As opposed to Bush, for whom the Constitution was "just a goddamned piece of paper" ?