How Many Executive Orders Does it Take to Overturn a Constitutional Amendment?

Posted on January 10, 2013. Filed under: Gun Control | Tags: , , |

Joe Biden has been tapped to look into what the government can possibly do to curb gun violence in this country. He’s meeting with victims, parents of victims, members of the entertainment industry. No one really knows, or cares what Biden is going to do, but he did say this:

“The president is going to act. There are executives orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.”

There are those on the left who believe that the President can simply declare certain kinds of firearms illegal, thus satisfying the requirements of the Second Amendment and the leftist base at the same time.

The problem with this line of thought is that they keep trying to insert wording to the Amendment that doesn’t exist. The Amendment does not say “The right of the people to keep and bear legal arms shall not be infringed” Nor does it say registered arms.

It matters not how many laws about gun control are passed, the Second Amendment makes them illegal, much as retroactive laws are made illegal by the ex post facto clauses in the many constitutions.

Gun control isn’t about guns, it’s about control. There is only one reason to maintain a database on your citizens, and that is to keep an eye on them.

Big Brother is watching……


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2 Responses to “How Many Executive Orders Does it Take to Overturn a Constitutional Amendment?”

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President George W. Bush knows how many executive orders it takes to overturn a constitutional amendment. His executive orders did away with the 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th and 14th. So hang on to your guns I guess, but unless citizens can get the right to bear killer robot drones it’s not going to matter much in the future.

While I will give you that Bush II was not exactly the friendliest of presidents to the Fourth Amendment, I would have to disagree with the rest. The First Amendment? Really? What can’t you say now that you could say before he was in office?

The 9th Amendment? He has stripped us of rights that aren’t listed in the Bill of Rights?

However, I’m thinking that you are referring to the detention of enemy combatants at Guantanamo. I would argue that in those cases, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights do not apply to them, because they are not American citizens. The preamble of the Constitution itself states (in part) that the purpose of the Constitution is to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity“. That means us, the People, the citizens of this nation, not non-citizen “enemy combatants”.

I am more concerned about a president who gives the order to assassinate an American citizen in a foreign country without Due Process. That sets the precedent that it is okay for the government to kill American citizens at will.

I would, however, like to know specifically what Executive Orders issued by Bush overturns or hinders any of our rights that you named.

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