Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Right Delayed

Is a right denied, as Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently put it.

This kind of BS from the Maryland State Police is a prime example of why it's so dangerous to license Constitutional rights.  In doing so we've flipped the basic tenets of our Constitutional protections.  Sadly so many people (and many of my fellow gun owners) are all too happy to support the CCW licensing regime as a good thing instead of recognizing it for what it is, a basic infringement upon individual liberty.  But I digress....

Need a government issued form or fingerprints taken before you can beg permission to exercise your rights?  We'll just stop taking fingerprints at all 23 MSP locations.  Or maybe, like Mass., run out of the required transfer forms.

Delaware isn't good with this either.  Only one or two locations in NCC do fingerprinting and their hours are limited.  They're also done by appointment only.  That's fine if you can just take off work whenever, but what if you're a single mother working two jobs, or a 25 year old man working two jobs to provide for an elderly parent?

Require something as simple and innocuous as a valid form of state ID for voting?  INFRINGEMENT!  RACIST!  DISCRIMINATION!  Require huge fees, fingerprinting, day long "training" classes to exercise a right in the original Bill of Rights?  Oh, that's just "common sense" and all of you gun owners should just quit your bitching already.  Sigh.

1 comment:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Isn't it funny how the Feds told the States many moons in advance that they need to convert, yet the States wait until the Cut Off date before they even start? And why can't they SCAN the Paper Cards over to the Feds? Why, it's if someone didn't WANT Fingerprints entered into the Database. Gee, someone trying to keep some "Occupiers" or Fraudulent Voters or Illegal Aliens, never mind those who need them for Jobs/Background Checks, etc. out of the System, perhaps? It IS an Election Year, after all.