I wrote this post on September 14, 2009:
Here is a question about the Second Amendment, which protects our right to bear arms, a right the Supreme Court recently reaffirmed as an individual’s right, particularly associated with one’s right to defend oneself from the aggression of others. However, the court specifically referred to the right existing within “one’s home.”
My question is this: If there are laws that forcibly disarm a citizen while outside of one’s home, such as while walking in public areas, and that citizen is attacked by some assailant and killed because of being disarmed by the state and thus unable to defend himself, the officials who engaged in that legal disarming, such as the legislators and the mayor or governor who signed it into law, can’t be charged with “aiding and abetting” or being “accessories” because of lack of “intent,” but can they be charged with “involuntary manslaughter?”
Didn’t the Founders create our Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the intention of protecting the individual from the state?
What would the American Founders have done if there were a “Royal Gun Control” policy? Would the Revolution have been possible?
Here is Will Grigg on some issues with local police in Support Your Local Sadist.
In Massachusetts, a bill passed both houses of the legislature in response to H1N1 Flu pandemic hysteria, that will give “authorities” the power to, without warrant, forcibly enter private homes of people suspected of having that illness, and either force vaccinations or “quarantine” them if they refuse, or they would face heavy fines and/or imprisonment. I don’t know if Gov. Patrick has signed it or intends to. It depends on how pro- or anti-civil liberties he is.
It is interesting how people on the left and Democrats were in the past very pro-civil liberties and individual rights. I think that’s changed.
And, with any further government or Federal government control over the entire health and medical care system, the police state mentality and hysteria might very well increase.