Barack Obama, Choice, 2nd Amendment, Glass Ceiling & Separation of Church and State

Gun Rights:  In case you missed the news, the Supreme Court upheld the notion of the 2nd Amendment guaranteeing the rights of citizens to own guns just this year.  Until then, there had never been a Supreme Court ruling on that matter.  The constitution had been, in my opinion, a bit ambiguous as it seemed to tie gun ownership to a “well-regulated militia.”  That’s cleared up now.  There is a constitutional right to own guns.  So, the old claim the Democrats want to take your guns away is absolute horse pucky and always has been horse pucky.  Obama has clearly articulated his support of this right.  You’ll need to find another issue–this one is moot. 

Glass Ceiling:  Where did you hear that Barack Obama supports a glass ceiling?   Certainly you aren’t equating his decision to select Joe Biden as his running mate as demonstrating support for a glass ceiling, are you?  Can you cite any statements backing up your assertion? 

Pro-Choice/Separation of  Church and State:  Roe v. Wade guarantees a woman’s right to choose.  It is the law of the land. Since Americans enjoy a constitutional guarantee of separation between church and state, it would be unconstitutional that a right be overturned for religious reasons.  It is the right of religions to advocate certain positions to its members, but, the state is constitutionally prohibited from dictating religious positions.  And, like it or not, that’s the way the majority of Americans see the issue of choice.  But, it really wouldn’t matter if a majority agreed or not–it’s the law of the land.  We have to protect individuals rights even when it is uncomfortable to do so.

Pro-Choice does not mean that Democrats are pro-abortion–it simply means that most Democrats support a woman’s right to choose. 

What do you think?  Democrat Dave


3 Responses to Barack Obama, Choice, 2nd Amendment, Glass Ceiling & Separation of Church and State

  1. Nc says:

    Great feedback – I think most people lose sight of these very basic positions.
    Thanks for the info….


  2. Regarding Separation of Church and State, I think you misunderstand the intention of the First Amendment (which some try to summarize with the metaphor “separation of…”). Consider the words of President Lincoln, found on this page:

    “In regards to this great Book [the Bible], I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it.”

    The Christians around this time in history (who one would assume were praying for guidance) were a strong force in ridding our country of slavery. All through our history are examples (also noted on the blog above) of Presidents who used prayer to guide them. George W. Bush did not invent the concept.


  3. tnmccoy says:

    My comments on this snake oil are presented in my blog, McCoy’s World:


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