I love Hawaii. It’s a beautiful place — albeit a bit far away. Beaches are wonderful. Weather is outstanding and the folks I met are extremely nice.
But I’m more than a bit concerned that the provisions of the U.S. Constitution don’t seem to apply there.
The Hawaiian Supreme Court has just unilaterally decided that the United States Supreme Court is all wet and they have no idea what they are doing.
The big decision they have quarrel with is the so-called Heller decision which decided that the Second Amendment is an individual right to own firearms (disclaimer, I’ve met Dick Heller and he’s not just a nice guy, he’s also not the bomb thrower you might picture taking a case to the Supreme Court).
But the Hawaiian court seems to think that’s just not right for the people of Hawaii.
Hawaii Supreme Court ruled yesterday that “in Hawaii there is no state constitutional right to carry a firearm in public.”🤯
Well. We have news for them. The natural right to self-defense and the U.S. Constitution applies to everyone, even in Hawaii—and yes, that included the… https://t.co/kOxuKBzntQ
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) February 8, 2024
So, my question now is: Can we pick and choose which Constitutional provisions we can ignore? Or is it just Hawaii?
Can my governor start quartering troops in my living room?
Isn’t it about time that we end freedom of the press and start censoring news?
Could we lose our right to a jury trial if we live in the wrong state?
These are troubling questions. At least they are now since Hawaii has decided not to abide by the Constitution.