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

September 10, 2008

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