22 February 2008

Ken Blackwell On Barack Obama On The Second Amendment

Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state and GOP gubernatorial candidate in 2006, has a column on Barack Obama in the New York Sun.

Titled "His Disturbing Pattern," the piece looks at the Illinois senator's contradictory statements about the Second Amendment and the recent shootings on victim-rich college campuses. Blackwell calls it a "disturbing foretaste of the contradictory doublespeak we could expect under an Obama presidency."

Among Mr. Blackwell's more distressing observations: "He went on to say that local governments should be able to enact any gun control laws they consider necessary to end gun violence, and that any such measures are constitutional. What kind of gun rights does he supposedly support? What kind of "right" do you have, when the government can completely rob you 100% of the exercise of that right, anytime they decide they have a good reason?"

"That's like saying you have the right to worship as you choose, but the government has the power to ban attending church. Or that you have the right to free speech, but that government has the power to stop you from speaking about any subject it wants."

A very good, thought-provoking read.

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