So today King Obama had a press conference about how guns are super mean, hate minorities, are causing global warming, and may have been responsible for sinking the Titanic. We covered it so you wouldn’t have to watch it. Read about it here. But hey, at least he won’t be President in the year. But what if that new President is Hillary Clinton (see A Hillary Clinton Presidency: The Worst For Gun Owners Ever. Here’s Why…)? Ted Cruz wants to make sure you know exactly what’s at stake…
“If Hillary Clinton is elected president, the Supreme Court will rule that no individual American has any individual right to keep and bear arms whatsoever,” the Texas senator said. “And the government can make it a felony for you to own a firearm and protect your family.”
The GOP candidate and Iowa frontrunner backed up his claim by arguing that the next president will likely be responsible for naming anywhere from one to four Supreme Court justices during his or her tenure. “We are one justice away from a five-justice, ultra-left wing majority that will tear down our constitutional liberties fundamentally,” Cruz said.
That same liberal-run court will also move to take down religious symbols on public property, he added. “If Hillary Clinton is elected president, we will see the Supreme Court ordering Ten Commandments monuments to be torn down on courthouses and public steps all across this country,” Cruz said during a Q&A with evangelical leader James Dobson.
He’s not wrong. This is also one of the most pivotal (and oft overlooked) issues facing the next presidency. Especially as the courts have taken to creating laws as seen with the Same Sex Marriage decision. Regardless of where you line up, the Supreme Court has, over the last several years, displayed an unprecedented expansion of their authority.
Considering how easy it is for them to rule on directly interfering in the healthcare industry, which amounts to nearly a fifth of the US economy, there’s really no scope as to how much they’re willing to control. Think about this. You’re one SCOTUS decision away from losing your right to owning a firearm. One. Sound extreme? Not when you actually read the dissenting arguments against the right to bear arms from the last ruling. Really, read up on it. Several justices asserted the idea that American citizens have no inherent right to own firearms, at all. For any reason. Not hunting, not target shooting. None. Period. If you’re not in the military, you have no right to own a gun. Done. I did a video on the subject not too long ago (included below)
So, this is where your due diligence as a voter comes in. Which candidate do you support? Have they expressly outlined their criteria for Supreme Court appointees, if not outright given names? No, simply suggesting their radically pro-abortion sister doesn’t count… though it is a red flag.
Know the stakes, do your homework. Above all else, check your privilege yo.