Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dennis Henigan: Supreme Court, yawn

Dennis Henigan of the Brady Center fame, tosses out his latest opinion that the Supreme Court doesn't really matter. I would be no difference in his eyes if they would affirm an individual's right to keep and bear arms, or rule in favor of Chicago and it's gang of Daley. What if Chicago Loses Its Supreme Court Gun Case?

A few paragraphs in, he tossed out this:
Although some have expressed concern that a ruling against Chicago would cripple “stop and frisk” and other law enforcement tactics against illegal carrying of guns on the street, nothing in Heller itself would jeopardize those tactics.
Does this mean he's in favor of stopping anyone on the street without probable cause and a law enforcement officer conducts searches based on what? A "feeling"?

Is a "stop and frisk" tactic, no matter how effective, what we want in our country?

"If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to hear." Tell that to those poor souls sent to the gulags.

LEOs do not have any authority except those powers delegated to them by the citizens. Keeping this concept, the right of citizens to be secured in their persons or effects and the right to not to be illegally detained, should be maintained. Why would I allow my neighbor to snoop around my house just because they were curious?

Why would anyone want to live in an environment that condones such action by LEOs?

Why would anyone promote this as a good thing for society?

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