by Patriots Speak Out ®©™
Nov. 17, 2007
I have heard and seen much right wing propaganda over this issue and I call it propaganda because of what I have found in the record. Over and over we are still being used and pumped with talking points so I decided to look at this issue myself as I am a legal gun owner and want my rights protected while at the same time I also want to make it difficult for criminals to acquire them.
This is what I found.
His Voting Record and Speeches on this issue. I will include a short passage from each statement with the link for you to read in its entirety.
Gun Issues Voting Record
Speeches and Public Statements
Speaker: Representative Dennis J. Kucinich (OH)
Title: Gun Laws, Gun Rights
Gun Laws, Gun Rights
I support their right to their hobbies, and I support the right to bear arms. I have also talked with widows and children left fatherless due to the improper use of firearms, and I am committed to preventing such tragedies from happening.
Seems to be the Same Speech as above showing he has not flip flopped over the years.
After reading all available information that is not opinion based I come to the conclusion that he would NOT revoke our rights according to the 2nd Amendment. That he is every bit a person that stands with our constitution and our rights granted by that document.
Securing Constitutional Democracy
A corrupt campaign finance system, coupled with vulnerable electronic voting have eroded America’s confidence in our elections. The USA Patriot Act and secret strategy meetings to set policy tear into the very concept of We the People. As President, Dennis will protect individual liberty and privacy and restore balance and fairness in America’s electoral system.Democracy can not flourish when the government shrouds itself in secrecy and citizens lose their privacy. It should be the other way around. For example, allowing Vice President Richard Cheney to meet with oil company executives before the Iraq War to study Iraq oil maps and then preventing the American people from examining those meetings is a clear abuse of executive privilege. The assertion by the White House of a chilling new doctrine know as the “Unitary Executive” should truly terrify us more than remote and inflated threats of terrorism. In fact, the U.S. government has not thwarted what one could call a serious terrorist threat in the last six years. Yet, a vague and remote fear has been used to manipulate the American people into giving up rights such as habeas corpus, “The Great Writ.” Fear has been used to rob the American people of rights won by the blood of patriots. Rights that withstood our epic battles against the Third Reich and the Japanese Empire. The United States does not elect kings.
Every candidate should review Clause 8 of Section 9 of the United States Constitution which reads: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
As many law professors have noted, the “Unitary Executive” allows the President to exercise unfettered powers previously only known to monarchs and dictators. This administration has claimed the right to jail, torture and then kill individuals with no judicial or legislative oversight. The administration has claimed the right to abridge or ignore laws passed by Congress with no judicial oversight through its use of “Signing Statements.”
As worrisome as these direct threats to democracy are, there is an even more troublesome threats to our Constitutional democracy: the politicization of the Justice Department. In political interference unseen since the Watergate Days, this administration has targeted loyal Republican U.S. Attorneys for replacement when they were not making enough political indictments.
Specifically, Republican prosecutors were replaced when they were not pushing bogus voter fraud cases in a clear attempt to drive down African American voter turnout. Interestingly, while voter fraud is an extremely, almost unknown, occurrence, voter intimidation and suppression are widespread yet consistently ignored by this politicized Justice Department.
Note that too often the Congress and other candidates for the Democratic nomination have been complicit in allowing these erosions of our liberties to take place. Dennis Kucinich is the only candidate to have voted against the Patriot Act. He did something the others should have: He actually read the bill just as he did the National Intelligence Estimate before the Iraq War vote. As a result he voted against the Patriot Act as well all the other right-robbing initiatives by this administration.