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Message to John Pierce in reference to his opinon on proposed amendment no. 3, Nov. 4

OC for ME

Regular Member
Jan 6, 2010
White Oak Plantation
No court in the country is going to rule that any right is absolute. They just aren't. Therefore, they need a yardstick by which to judge the validity of laws. ...

Your move. I don't live there. I was just trying to answer a question for a friend.

I'm not talking about ruling on a right, I'm talking about judges who obviously rule contrary to the constitution.
OC for ME: It is not correcting a errant judge's decision, it is the removal of that judge(s) who blatantly rules contrary to the federal and possibly state constitution's clear and unambiguous language.
Right to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and certain accessories--exception--rights to be unalienable.

Section 23. That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and accessories typical to the normal function of such arms, in defense of his home, person, family and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned. The rights guaranteed by this section shall be unalienable. Any restriction on these rights shall be subject to strict scrutiny and the state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the general assembly from enacting general laws which limit the rights of convicted violent felons or those adjudicated by a court to be a danger to self or others as result of a mental disorder or mental infirmity.

Source: Const. of 1875, Art. II, § 17.

(Amended August 5, 2014)

(2004) Section does not prohibit the General Assembly from enacting statutes allowing or disallowing the carrying of concealed weapons; the Concealed-Carry Act is therefore constitutional. Brooks v. State, 128 S.W.3d 844 (Mo.banc).
It is really simple, to me anyway, the legislature and the people need to hold judges accountable for their whacky rulings based on twisted logic. When called out on their whacky rulings they fall back on "...well, that specific question/point was not brought up..." Puh-lease! I understand it is the system and it is the system we have to work with, however holding a judge to account for his official misconduct (whacky rulings) is no different than holding a cop accountable for his official misconduct (whacky applications of a law that was not broken).

When the court is our only recourse, and the court (judge) cannot be held to account under the law, then there is no avenue for a redress of wrongs. Good judges stay, bad judges get shown the door.