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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Change Liberals Want Most

If liberals could change the United States Constitution any way they like, what would they most want to change? The answer is in a new book by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who for more than three decades wrote liberal decisions, before retiring in 2010 and allowing President Obama to fill his position with another liberal judge. Justice Stevens was particularly supportive of abortion in his decisions, even insisting at one point that the Constitution requires taxpayers to pay for abortions. (Harris v. McRae, one of the four dissenting Justices) Justice Stevens has just written a new book entitled Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. The book is being promoted as the first time a retired Supreme Court Justice has told us how we should change the Constitution.

And what does Stevens want to change? His first priority is getting rid of the Second Amendment, which guarantees to Americans the right to keep and bear arms. The retired Justice Stevens wants to take away the right of Americans to own guns.

This fundamental right to own a gun, which was considered by the Founders to be basic to a free society, has long been a major target of liberals who oppose the conservative values at the heart of our Nation. If Congress call a new convention under Article V, you can bet that rewriting the Second Amendment to allow gun control would be a top priority of many of the delegates. It’s amazing the way that some Republicans are working hard to give liberals the opportunity to do precisely that. Of course, the media would do everything it can to help liberals remove or weaken the Second Amendment so gun control can be imposed. And now the gun-control liberals have the support of a retired Supreme Court justice. Our goal should be to defend the Constitution, not to rewrite it.

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