On the 17th of May 1954 through Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down an opinion which found segregation in schools to be unconstitutional. From that opinion, it’s noted that we’re allowed equal protection of the laws, and segregation amounted to denial of such.
On reargument, the consideration of appropriate relief was necessarily subordinated to the primary question — the constitutionality of segregation in public education. We have now announced that such segregation is a denial of the equal protection of the laws.
This right to not be segregated, with so-called “separate but equal” being not so equal, is blanketed within the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. This Fourteenth Amendment is a rather important piece of our Constitution, as is understanding it. Section 1 is where the relevance in these matters can be found.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Fast forward to 1963, almost a decade after Brown was settled, Democrat Governor George Wallace from Alabama gave a scathing speech during his Gubernatorial inauguration. Wallace took a stand to spit on the concept that segregation is unconstitutional.
Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people. It is very appropriate then that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us done, time and time again through history. Let us rise to the call of freedom- loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.
Wallace referencing Jefferson Davis, the once President of the Confederacy, also a Democrat, as if he was trying to channel the spirit of a ghost best left unexercised.
Wallace’s antics culminated when he stood in the schoolhouse door of the University of Alabama, trying to stop two Black students from gaining entry in order to register. It was not until the National Guard was called in did Wallace step aside.
On June 23, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States, yet again affirmed that the Second Amendment is not to be treated as a second-class right. Justice Clarence Thomas, the second Black Justice to serve on the High Court, taking over for Thurgood Marshall, wrote the majority opinion. Marshall was the first Black Justice and prior to that was the council that won the arguments in Brown. Thomas quoted McDonald in NYSRPA v. Bruen.
The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not “a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees.” McDonald, 561 U. S., at 780 (plurality opinion). The exercise of other constitutional rights does not require individuals to demonstrate to government officers some special need. The Second Amendment right to carry arms in public for selfdefense is no different. New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public. Pp. 62–63.
In the wake of the NYSRPA v. Bruen decision, many so-called leaders, lawmakers, executives, etc. have lashed out about the opinion. Democratic strongholds like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California, etc. have not received this opinion well and are kicking and screaming.
Some of the following might best paint the picture that we’re dealing with:
“In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down New York’s century-old concealed carry law, we took swift and thoughtful action to keep New Yorkers safe,” Governor Hochul said. “I refuse to surrender my right as Governor to protect New Yorkers from gun violence or any other form of harm. In New York State, we will continue leading the way forward and implementing common sense gun safety legislation.”
Yesterday, the right-wing majority which currently controls the United States Supreme Court ruled that states, like New Jersey, who believe that careful regulation of firearms makes for safer communities, can no longer control our own destinies.
The right-wing majority ruled, for the first time in our nation’s history, that individuals have a general right to carry firearms in public, not just in their homes for self-defense.
To be clear, this decision will not make us safer.
Allowing ordinary citizens to carry concealed weapons into stores and malls, on mass transit, in daycare centers and hospitals, in polling places, or in bars and restaurants does not make us safer.
The right-wing majority has made its decision. As tragic and misguided as it was, we must live with it. That’s how it works in our constitutional system.
But that won’t stop us from doing everything in our power to protect our communities and our residents, consistent with this opinion.
As long as I am Governor, I will never stop fighting for your right to be safe from gun violence. And I will never stop fighting the despicable gun lobby that puts its own profits above American lives.
Centuries of law and tradition have recognized that the U.S. Constitution allows states to enact policies regulating the carrying of firearms in public places that are tailored to local public safety concerns. Today’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen flouts that law and tradition by holding that New York could not constitutionally require citizens to demonstrate a special need before they could receive a license to carry firearms in public for self-defense.
“In a country flooded with firearms, today’s reckless and anti-democratic decision poses a grave danger to Americans as they go about their daily lives in public spaces like supermarkets, hospitals, and playgrounds. Gun violence is a public health epidemic, and I remain committed to doing everything I can to keep our residents and our communities safe. Massachusetts has one of the lowest gun death rates in the country because we know that strong gun laws save lives. I stand by our commonsense gun laws and will continue to vigorously defend and enforce them.”
“While this reckless decision erases a commonsense gun safety law that existed for decades, California anticipated this moment. Our Administration has been working closely with the Attorney General and the legislature for months. Our state is ready with a bill that will be heard next week to update and strengthen our public-carry law and make it consistent with the Supreme Court ruling, just as Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kavanaugh said states like California are free to do.
“But make no mistake: this is a radical decision. Today’s Court thinks that gun regulations should be frozen in time, and that if there wasn’t a similar law in existence in the 1700s or 1800s, then a state can’t pass it now, no matter how important it is to protect people from the modern horror of gun violence.
It’s very difficult to read or hear these statements from these Democrat officials because all that I hear over their rhetoric is “…segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.” They’re all standing in the doorway of the schoolhouse.
When these people open their mouths, they are tapped into the same lifeblood of Governor George Wallace. The hatred from these entities echoes the same hatred that their fellow Democrat Wallace and fellow Democrat Davis projected in their times while in office. Wallace, outright spat on a Supreme Court opinion.
The way these officials are acting and what they’re saying does not separate them from the segregationist ways of Democrats during Post Bellum United States through to and past the civil rights battles of the 60’s. In my opinion, Hochul, Murphy, Healey, and Newsom are on par as having the exact same ill repute that Wallace has.
History is not kind to those that disarm their populations. No party or government has ever been on the right side of history that pushed for the disarmament of their citizens. World War II proved that, as has many other inconvenient pieces of World history involving socialists.
Hochul, the unelected Governor of New York is running for election, and needs to be halted. This is an individual that is uninterested in respecting the law of the land as handed down by the Supreme Court and she’s not fit for office. Governor Phil Murphy from New Jersey is allegedly gearing up to run for President, at least that’s what his hairstyle is saying. Murphy too has a disregard for the opinion and further, is a creature that crawled from the Obama swamp, as he served as Obama’s Ambassador to Germany. Healey’s eyeing becoming Governor in Massachusetts, and while Attorney General of the Bay State created her own laws by banning semi-automatic rifles like AR-15’s. And Newsom, no one’s sure what he’s up to, as usual, besides general hypocrisy, which is rampant with many mentioned.
These public servants are the same as Wallace. All we’re lacking as Second Amendment supporters is being sprayed by fire hoses and having German Shepherds unleashed on us. The biggest problem we have right now, aside from these governmental entities stomping on civil liberties, is that we don’t have a President in office that’s willing to call in the National Guard or an Attorney General willing to challenge these abusive executives. No, we’re on our own. But let it be known for all of history, there’s nothing that separates any of these Democratic leaders mentioned. They all infringe on or have infringed on civil liberties in practice and or words…The great civil rights deniers from American History: Wallace, Hochul, Murphy, Healey, and Newsom, just to name a few.