Tuesday, October 07, 2008

b-HO Attempts to Destroy the Second Amendment

Really...I saw this yesterday from our friend David Hardy over at Of Arms & the Law. Essentially, it outlines a sophisticated campaign by the Joyce Foundation and it's director, Barack Hussein Obama, to actually destroy the Second Amendment though shoddy legal scholarship:
During Obama’s tenure, the Joyce Foundation board planned and implemented a program targeting the Supreme Court. The work began five years into Obama’s directorship, when the Foundation had experience in turning its millions into anti-gun “grassroots” organizations, but none at converting cash into legal scholarship.

The plan’s objective was bold: the judicial obliteration of the Second Amendment.

Joyce’s directors found a vulnerable point. When judges cannot rely upon past decisions, they sometimes turn to law review articles. Law reviews are impartial, and famed for meticulous cite-checking. They are also produced on a shoestring. Authors of articles receive no compensation; editors are law students who work for a tiny stipend.

In 1999, midway through Obama’s tenure, the Joyce board voted to grant the Chicago-Kent Law Review $84,000, a staggering sum by law review standards. The Review promptly published an issue in which all articles attacked the individual right view of the Second Amendment.

In a breach of law review custom, Chicago-Kent let an “outsider” serve as editor; he was Carl Bogus, a faculty member of a different law school. Bogus had a unique distinction: he had been a director of Handgun Control Inc. (today’s Brady Campaign), and was on the advisory board of the Joyce-funded Violence Policy Center.
The plan worked smoothly. One court, in the course of ruling that there was no individual right to arms, cited the Chicago-Kent articles eight times.
The Joyce directorate’s plan almost succeeded. The individual rights view won out in the Heller Supreme Court appeal, but only by 5-4. The four dissenters were persuaded in part by Joyce-funded writings, down to relying on an article which misled them on critical historical documents.

Having lost that fight, Obama now claims he always held the individual rights view of the Second Amendment, and that he “respects the constitutional rights of Americans to bear arms.” But as a Joyce director, Obama was involved in a wealthy foundation’s attempt to manipulate the Supreme Court, buy legal scholarship, and obliterate the individual right to arms.
Read the whole thing, by all means.


Anonymous said...

One (well actually, an inquisitive one, such as a conservative like me), can only wonder what the final objective is, when a person like Obama goes to such lengths to attain control over others and rob them of their liberties and freedom. History tells me that I/we need to be very afraid.
Life Member

DirtCrashr said...

He's bad news for gun owners and the 2nd Amendmment - hunters might be ok, after all if you were a wealthy Party Member and connected in the Soviet Union you could go bear hunting...

Anonymous said...

Well he's your new president after tonight. Line up to hand em in.

Anonymous said...

All 2A supporters know that BHO is antigun. We need to be looking forward past the election 'cause, in all probability, we will have a Congress with more antigun Dems elected AND BHO as president.

We in the "gun culture" need to start mapping out how we will survive an antigun president and congress. Continuing to post items showing BHO as antigun is beating the dead horse when we should be discussing how to fight the anti's in a BHO administration/Dem congress.

Yes, it ain't over 'till its over but things look mighty dim for McCain at this point.

Anonymous said...

You will turn in your guns without resisting like a good Obamiac. You will hail the new chief and let socialism reign over us. The rising tide will rise us all.

Anonymous said...

I'm not an Obama fanatic, but I just wanted to play the Devil's advocate here for a second -- what if Obama really does take his oath to uphold the constitution seriously? Maybe that's why the change of stated policy, due to the Heller decision making the 2A clear for him... we can hope I guess.

Srethng said...

Actually most everyone in this country is not anti-gun. However, most people are anit gun nuts who have been so brain washed by the conservative right they think everyone is out to get their guns except for the republican right. Mostly all of you gun advocates are brain washed idiots.