If the Supreme Court of the United States of America was a baseball player it would be doing great! Batting .333 would put you in the several million a year salary range. As an institution of our government that influences the lives of millions of human beings it stinks. In three recent decisions it swung atmand missed two softball right down the middle. On the third it got it right by one vote! One vote from a guy who sways in the wind like a macramé wind chime is all that kept the second most important amendment to the Constitution from being gutted.
Here is the box score:
ab h r bi avg.
Ginsberg 3 0 0 0 .127
Alito 3 3 2 3 .995
Thomas 3 3 0 1 1.000
Roberts 3 3 1 0 .765
Kennedy 3 1 0 1 .223
Scalia 3 3 1 1 .995
Souter 3 0 0 0 .127
Stevens 3 0 0 0 .223
Breyer 3 0 0 0 .127
The first one the court swung and missed on was when Justice Kennedy decided to give the protection of the US criminal justice system to those captured in battle. Exactly where does the protection of our legal system end? Would he have given criminal status to German POWs who were brought to the US during World War II? What if the jihadist had been wearing uniforms? Maybe scraggly Capri pants, dirty shirts, a headscarf and a beard is their uniform. I know that you enlightened progressives think that putting enemy combatants in jail is torture but since you also think keeping a ball away from a kid on the playground is bullying and whistling at a woman is sexual harassment your attitude is understandable.
What this decision says is that if we capture someone we really don’t like overseas, do not keep them in US custody. Give them to a friendly country that isn’t so worried about little details like human rights. That would allow our CIA guys to watch their guys question them once in awhile. Nod, nod wink, wink say no more. You want to make sure that torture does not occur, that’s not the way to do it.
The second strike was when the Justice Kennedy thought that child rapists deserved three squares and a cable TV for as long as they could keep sucking air. I won’t bore you with my thoughts on capital punishment except to say that if I were running things you wouldn’t be cutting me off in the Wal-Mart parking lot. I think it would be grand to put these child rapists into a cell with captured jihadists to see if they gave the same rights to child molesters that they will now receive.
Then Justice Kennedy stroked a walk off home run over the centerfield fence. He stood up for the original intent of the second amendment. This was the most important decision of the three. You want the US to kiss the backside of jihadist and child rapists, I don’t like it but I can live with it. You want to take my God given right to protect myself, my family and my property then we have a problem
What really amazes me is how stupid this law was to begin with. Here is the deal; back in the seventies someone in the District of Columbia noticed that there was a lot of violent gun crime. The thought was that if they told criminals it was illegal to have guns this crime would stop. Some thirty years later after no drop in the crime rate you might think that some genius in the government would come across the thought that it wasn’t working.
I know a lot of you enlighten progressives out there hate guns but none of you have the courage of your convictions. If you hate guns why not let people know? Put a sign in your front yard next to your Obama placard that says, “I hate guns and I don’t keep any in this house!” That would make it easy on both gun owners and criminals.