Monday, June 22, 2009

But He Could Carry a Concealed Weapon Anywhere He Wanted

"U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent of Texas pleaded guilty in February, admitting he lied to investigators about nonconsensual sexual contact with two employees in his courthouse. As part of a plea agreement, other counts alleging sexual misconduct were dropped." [link]

When "lines are drawn" that elevate certain people's rights over the exact same rights of others why would you not expect corruption from some of them? Federal Judges are one group that once they get that title are "legally" entitled to carry a concealed firearm pretty much anywhere within the United States. Does it bother anyone else that certain job classes are "privileged" to exercise their God given rights, while regular citizens must often times break a "law" in able to defend themselves and their family?

Truth be told, with all of the exceptions, extra privileges, differential treatment, are some of these job classes really any different from holding a title of nobility? Doesn't the United States Constitution strictly forbid this?