When you ask for a "ruling" to restrict the Fourteenth Amendment you are licking the hand of the master who has been beating you. The proper response is to organize and take control electorally of the sovereign state government, and elect men and women who will awake from their slumber and restore the states to their proper Constitutional relation to the FedGov, by force if necessary, through the exercise of their constitutional Militia powers. Nuclear weapons are a great deterrent to subjugation by force. Ask the nuclear powers of the world.
Barron v. Baltimore (1833) is where it started to go wrong.
Read the following for a sound argument for what is the correct reading of the BoR.
"The theory of government under which the Constitution was developed is the theory of natural law. This theory supports the doctrine that certain rights are fundamental and pre-exist government, either natural rights arising from the primal "state of nature", or civil rights arising from the "social contract", but before the society thus created established a government for itself. That is not to say that the rights recognized in the Bill of Rights are all natural rights, but they are instrumental rights to natural rights, which arise out of the social contract and the common law tradition of government leading up to the Constitution, nonconflicting parts of which were incorporated into it, which we classify as "civil". But one of the tenets of this theory is that all natural and civil rights are necessarily also constitutional rights, whether explicitly recognized or not." and therefore, can not be infringed upon by any level of government.
Out of every one hundred men they send us, ten should not even be here. Eighty will do nothing but serve as targets for the enemy. Nine are real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, upon them depends our success in battle. But one, ah the one, he is a real warrior, and he will bring the others back from battle alive.
Duty is the most sublime word in the English language. Do your duty in all things. You can not do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less than your duty.
So how long before the federal government can extort the states into banning guns?
Seems to me that Richard is making a good point.
"We do have some differences and our approaches will be different, but that makes him his own person. I mean why should he [Rand] be a clone and do everything and think just exactly as I have. I think it's an opportunity to be independent minded. We are about 99% the same on issues." "People Try To Drive Wedges Between Rand And Me." --Ron Paul
The Track record appears to almost always in favor of government, whether it's federal or state, the judicial systems rules in favor of government.
All three branches of US government work systematically together... there are barely any checks and balances by the judicial branch.
Whether jurisdiction in Federal or State, laws apply only... whatever favors government control.
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