By Nathan Barton
Actually I am sure that some people are surprised. The US Ninth Circuit is known as the most progressive of the Federal Nazgul, and this seems counter to their usual attitude towards cannabis. Of course, given their hatred of specifically-enumerated rights (in the Constitution) while they busily create many other “rights” we should not be surprised. Just angered.
What do these demons in black robes NOT understand? “Shall not infringe” is pretty clear. A lot clearer than deciding that “free speech” includes allowing anyone to walk down the street naked and fornicate in the middle of said street, but that free speech and freedom of assembly does NOT include a baker refusing to bake a wedding cake for a so-called homosexual “wedding” ceremony.
But the Ninth Nazgul clowns have decided that holding a medical marijuana card strips a person of their G-d-given right to keep and bear arms, as reported by The Hill.
Just as telling a lie (perjury) in court to a judge and jury strips a person of their G-d-given right of free speech. And participating in an unauthorized, illegal protest march which turns into a riot allows a state or a city or even the cop on the beat to strip a person of their right to ever again peaceably assemble or petition for a redress of grievances.
Oh, excuse me, I am mistaken – no court has EVER done either of those two things. Those rights are (after all) protected by the Constitution. Even if the lie sent someone to the electric chair or sent them to prison for the rest of their life, or let millions of dollars be stolen from an innocent person. Even if the riot included the looting of stores and the burning of stores and houses and the beating, maiming, and even killing of people of the wrong color or wrong economic class.
So, Nathan, what don’t you understand about how government is inconsistent? Of course, I do and the real reason for this band of Nazgul to deny basic rights of self-defense to MMJ-users (and of course, usually their families, as well) is to expand the number of supposedly-free Americans who are not armed, not able to effectively defend themselves against the armed thugs these Nazgul send against them to enforce laws which are immoral and unconstitutional, and an insult to any free people.
Funny, isn’t it? The courts have over the years steadily expanded the franchise and currently, there is a push across the Fifty States to give convicted felons the right to vote- apparently even from inside the prison walls. We are told that voting is a constitutional right which cannot be denied under ANY circumstance: even if the person is a wife- or child-beater or rapist or murderer or fraudster or crooked politician or bureaucrat. But when it comes to another basic human right, well, as I say in the headline, “Any Excuse” can (and IS) being used.
Enough is enough.