Cherry picking the Bill of Rights

Anti-liberty bigots rarely fight against the 4th and 5th Amendments like they do the 2nd. You almost never hear them claim their city is exempt from those amendments due to “home rule” or some other such nonsense.

Even Constitutionalists who make a big deal of pointing out that the Bill of Rights only applies to the Feds, when excusing local violations of gun rights, never (as far as I’ve seen) make a similar claim about the 4th and 5th Amendments. The rights are basic; it doesn’t matter who is violating them.

Of course, in practice cities and states (including the feds) violate every amendment whenever they feel like it anyway.

That’s why I prefer to stand on basic human rights, not on documents and empty promises. Again- the rights are basic; it doesn’t matter who is violating them.

If one group of individuals is not within its rights to violate your rights, then no group of individuals is. No individual has that right, so grouping individuals together can’t manufacture the right to violate your rights out of nothing. If you don’t own a particular piece of property, you can’t control what anyone does on it. And, governments NEVER own any property.

Even if you really do own a piece of property, you are not being “nice” to violate people’s rights on it.

If I don’t trust you to be in my presence armed, then the truth is I simply don’t trust you. Not in my business; not in my home. Not near me in public, And it goes without saying if you don’t trust me armed, I understand you don’t trust me.

This is why I don’t want cops armed. I don’t trust them even unarmed, so I sure don’t ever trust them armed.

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