Government officials breaking the law without care or regard
The Free Press today had an article about Huron Valley schools and open carry. In the article, Huron Valley Superintendent Baker is quoted as saying:
“I am grateful he went to the building administrator and told that principal what he planned on doing in advance,” Baker said. “I’ve had multiple conversations with (the parent), he’s talked with the building administrators, and he’s been very forthright, in some regards very progressive, and I appreciate that. He didn’t just show up unannounced. But that doesn’t change the way I feel about the law.“
I for one am tired of Government types making up rules that they expect us to live by, but when the rules become an inconvenience for them or their jobs, then they feel the rules can be ignored. For people who have been paying attention for these past 200 years, this shouldn’t be something that is a surprise.
The US Constitution is supposed to be the highest law of the land. It was designed not to restrict what people can do, but rather restrict what the people that call themselves the Government can do. Indeed, the Constitution creates only two prohibition against individuals:
- Don’t commit Treason
The word “Constitution” has the word “constitute” as a base word. The document was intended to be an outline of what constitutes the US Federal Government and its powers. But as we all know, our governments (Federal, State, Local) haven’t been good at heeding their own laws — even the Constitution.
Circa 1870 Lysander Spooner wrote this of the US Constitution in his essay No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority:
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.
It should be of no surprise the people in the Government are breaking and ignoring the rules (rules that people in the Government made). They’ve been doing it a very long time. Like the US Constitution, Michigan’s Firearm Preemption Law has no “teeth”, no consequences for those who break it. That is why it is so important that HB 5500 becomes law.
Sadly, it seems House Judiciary Chair, Kevin Cotter (R) has no intentions to let the bil out of committee before the end of the legislative session this December. Given the law stalled at its first step on a long path, it’s doubtful it’ll become law this session and with this Governor.
There is an answer to the tyranny of schools like Huron Valley though. If the State legislature won’t address the problem, Michigan Open Carry, Inc. will seek redress in court. We are seeking to prosecute a K12 school very shortly for their violation of State firearm preemption law. Won’t you consider helping us today with your most generous donation?