Bush: “… you do it [gun control] at a state-by-state level.”
Colbert: “Well, the right to have an individual firearm to protect yourself is a national document – the Constitution. So shouldn’t the way that be applied also be national?”
Bush: “No. Not necessarily.”
If he was truly a 2nd Amendment advocate (i.e. sworn to uphold, defend, and protect the Constitution), he would have SEIZED that question as an opportunity to explaine just what the 2nd Amendment means, and that states are NOT free (through the 10th Amendment, as he went on to state) to formulate their own laws in contradiction to the Constitution.
Bush went on to state: “The Tenth Amendment, which is that … the federal government is not the be all and end all.”
Uh, Jeb, you just failed Civics 101. The Bill of Rights IS the “be all and end all” when it legitimately comes to the powers granted to the federal government. And It clearly states, “shall not be infringed.” The 10th Amendment has zero to do with that, since even it clearly differentiates between what are states’ powers, and violation of an enumerated right in the Constitution is NOT subject to state modification or cancellation.
And people actually want this guy to be President of the United States? What a piece of trash! We’ve had enough shrubs already.