March 04, 2003
is a greater place because of Don Bird
Letter to the Editor:
again the undeterrable Don Bird is taking another swipe at the leviathan
state. I have written in the past how proud it makes me that our county has
as a citizen this unassuming little juggernaut of a man. My pride, however,
is somewhat tempered by the shame I feel that our country's educational
system has produced citizens whom are ignorant of their God given rights,
and therefore unwittingly aid the corrupt judiciary that is all to willing
to engage in subterfuge and skullduggery to subvert those rights.
the following incongruous statements taken from the recent article in our
local paper is correct, "The right to keep and bear arms was
originally granted in America in 179 through the ratification of the Bill
of Rights," or the statement of Judge Hollows that "neither the
Second nor the Ninth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants a private
right to bear arms"?
sided with the judge, you were correct, but he was right for all the wrong
reasons. You see, when Don Bird sought a judgment against Governor Davis
and company for violating their oaths of office by stating that citizens
have no private right to bear arms, the Judge knew full well that Don was
right, and Gray Davis was wrong.
Hollows opted for judicial equivocation by ruling on a matter that was not
germane to the case in front of him. The judge was counting on the
ignorance of both, the news reporters who would write about this judgment,
and the people who would read it, to help him hide the fact that he wasn't
going to fulfill his sworn duty.
that possesses the acumen to rise to level of a federal magistrate knows
full well that neither the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights grants any
right at all to citizens of the United States. The only rights granted by
the Constitution are those powers that the people allowed the federal
government to have. The Constitution is a document that restricts the power
of government. The Bill of Rights was added only because our forefathers
were so fearful of a powerful government that they would not ratify the
Constitution until these prohibitions on a new government were clearly
spelled out, so no misunderstanding would ever be made about their intent
for a strictly limited government.
Judge Hollows and those judges that sit on the Ninth Circuit Court, who
have ruled that there is no individual right to bear arms, are putting
their personal agenda above the highest law in the land, thereby violating
their solemn oaths of office which requires them to uphold the U.S.
Constitution. In short, these men are criminals.
How do I
know this? To start with the Judges that sit on the Fifth Circuit Court
recently ruled that there is an individual right to bear arms. The Judges
of the Fifth Circuit know this because our forefathers left ample evidence
of their intentions through their written account of the deliberations made
over the formation of the Second Amendment.
well researched and documented study of those deliberations can be found at
http://www.guncite.com/journals/val-hal.html. What these writings prove is
that the Second Amendment which says, "a well regulate Militia, being
necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep
and bear arms, shall not be infringed" was a compromise between
Federalist and Anti-Federalist factions, and actually consists of two
separate, but equally important parts which express the desires of both
groups. The fact that our forefathers' intent that the Second Amendment
guaranteed the government was never to interfere with the individual's
right to bear arms is irrefutable.
Davis' argument that the California Constitution does not grant the
individual a right to bear arms is also an easily disproven, politically
driven, and purposefully contrived obfuscation to fool the ignorant. The
fact that the Second Amendment is a ratified part of our Federal
Constitution means that it supersedes Stat law. Even if Governor Davis and
our State Attorney General were "unaware" of this legal nuance,
anyone capable of reading our State Constitution would find this,
California Constitution Article 1 Declaration of Rights:
1: All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable
rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring,
possessing and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety,
happiness, and privacy, and this California Constitution Article 3 State of
1. The State of California is an inseparable part of the United States of
America, and the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.
government officials choose to ignore their oaths of office, they are
breaking the law and are a threat to everyone. In so much as each of us are
made injured parties by these actions, we should thank and support Don Bird
who is standing up for us all.