Sunday, July 20, 2014

Al Gore Agitates: "Our Democracy Has Been Hacked"

Sorry Al Gore, the United States of America is not a democracy, it is a Federal Republic which holds democratic elections.

The video kvetches that Congress can't pass meaningful gun control, thus the system has been "hacked".  Guess that the former Vice President hasn't read the Constitution lately.  There is something called a Second Amendment which involves the rights of citizens to bear arms. Even the Supreme Court in the Heller case reaffirmed that INDIVIDUALS have the right to keep and bear arms.

 If they Congress did want to do something about it, we would likely have to change organic law.  Perhaps the former Vice President has not read the Constitution lately, but there is something called the Second Amendment, which allows Americans to keep and bear arms.  Congress would have to vote 2/3rds in favor in each chamber and then it gets sent to the states, where 3/4ths of the states would be needed to ratify.  If states wanted to do something, they could try convening an Article V Convention of States.  More less radical activism on guns, this is the proper domain of the states.

Since Gore wanted to sound techie when referring to America's Democracy being hacked, it merits a geeky retort GIGO-- Garbage In, Garbage Out.

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