As a gun enthusiast, I support Congress advancing legislation that protects the rights of law abiding citizens to own and carry firearms. As a gun enthusiast, I like the intended outcome of this legislation. As a conservative that believes in the Constitution and the rule of law, I think that this bill is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen.
The Commerce Clause was intended as a negative and preventative provision against injustice amongst the States themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government.
This case is not about money in politics as its detractors claim. It’s about whether or not the Federal Government can ban free speech based on the identify of the speaker.
We need a Justice who believes that the law means what it says and should be applied as such, regardless of his or her personal beliefs.
A representative of the Senate could verbally advise the President that they are not going to consent to his nominee and by doing so, they have fulfilled their Constitutional obligation. The Senate already did their job.
In the latest example of legal idiocy, legal challenges to Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be President of the United States continue to move forward towards the nation’s highest court.