WHAT ARE THEY SMOKING AT THE HUFFINGTON POST?March 4, 2010 9:28 am Uncategorized
By John M. Rogitz
The Huffington Post wrote an article on Monday discussing the implications of the Chicago hand gun ban that was considered by the Supreme Court this week. It wasn’t that long of an article, but they still managed to prove how legally ignorant and self-serving their left-leaning “reporting” is.
Here’s what the Huffington Post article said: “Though the right to bear arms is specifically at issue in this case, some believe that the findings may have future ramifications for additional rights of citizenship such as health care or housing.”
That could not be more wrong. Besides, who are these “some people?” The writers at the Huffington Post, that’s who. Despite what those goof-balls say, there is absolutely no way that the Chicago gun ban case will have any effect whatsoever on health care or housing. Show me where in the Constitution is explicitly says that people have a right to health care or housing. You can’t. Know why? BECAUSE IT’S NOT IN THERE.
Even if one were to say that health care and housing are constitutional rights, which they’re not, there is no guarantee to them in the Bill of Rights. That’s what Tuesday’s oral arguments were about – whether something found in the Bill of Rights applies to the states as well as the Federal government. Unless you’re talking about another right found in our first ten amendments, this case will have no precedential value.
So what is the Huffington Post smoking? No Supreme Court decision is trivial, but don’t go making a mountain out of a molehill. This was nothing but a transparent attempt by the political opportunists over at the Huffington Post to advance their political agenda with blatant intellectual dishonesty. Before Ariana goes off on Glenn Beck again for his whimsical rhetoric on the future implications of socialist policies such as health care, she should probably fix the type blatant misstatements she is perpetuating on her own site.
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