Thursday, September 18, 2008

Helmke whines some more

Paul Helmke, from the Brady Bunch, is whining again because Congress passed a bill that allows residents of Washington DC to defend themselves.
Yesterday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives – to second-guess Washington, D.C.’s efforts to re-write its gun laws in response to this summer’s Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment – was a charade. That’s the only way to describe it.
No, Paul. What's a charade is folks like you who want to gut the 2nd Amendment. What is also a charade is politicos like the Washington DC city council who can't understand when they've been thoroughly spanked by the Constitution, and keep trying to pass ordinances that violate the constitutional rights of their citizens.

And Paul goes further, braying about a government's attempt to abrogate a basic civil right.
Regrettably, the bill that passed the House yesterday went far beyond the Norton/Waxman bill – and far beyond what the Heller decision itself requires. Instead the House adopted the gun lobby agenda that nothing should ever be done to "discourage" gun ownership and possession.
That's right, Paul. Most of us are of the opinion that Heller didn't go far enough and that government should be prevented from discouraging citizens from exercising their natural civil rights.

Of course, Paul doesn't allow comments on his blog. He knows that real Americans would rip him a new one. So, fell free to comment here. In my personal opinion, Paul's a nitwit.

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