"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
"Drug use is a right; drugs can't be illegal."
The Ninth Amendment was put there to ensure that CONSTITUTIONAL rights are not the ONLY rights. It's funny how it's been interpreted to be the reverse of what was intended- now, apparently, all rights are Constitutional, and the judicial branch can make up any BS "right" it wants to and say it is "unenumerated". It even makes clear that the rights are "retained by the people"- not the Federal Government.
I understand the rationale against Federal drug laws, but for drug use to be a right that even state and local laws can't restrict?
And so, while yo may very well have some right to use drugs, nothing in the Constitution prevents the government from restricting that right.
It doesnt sound like he jumped to deadly force.KEVIL, KY (KFVS) - A man was shot and killed in McCracken County after police say he tried to break into a family's home around 2:00 a.m.
The family woke to the sound of the alarm system, indicating the door to the attached garage had been opened. The homeowner went outside to investigate, when he heard his wife inside screaming.
He ran back into the home where his wife told him the intruder, later identified as 18-year-old Andrew Caleb Barnett, was inside their attached garage attempting to get into the home through a wooden door with a window, according to police. The homeowner reportedly yelled several times that he had a gun, telling Barnett not to come inside. However, Barnett continued to make advances toward the man
Once you make it very clear that you have a gun and that you will use it, an advance towards you is a clear illustration that your life is in danger.
Last edited by Goobieman; 07-31-09 at 03:18 PM.