Official White House Response re: petition submitted to Try Dianne Feinstein For TreasonSubmitted by go213mph on Sun, 05/26/2013 - 05:00
Never bought into the idea that we should sign petitions or ask for permission to be free but the whitehouse response to this petition is interesting nonetheless. Clearly these petitions are nothing more than a place for the serfs to vent their frustrations. Our so called leaders don't care what we think.
We don't believe that Senator Dianne Feinstein should be punished for championing legislation. In fact, we're going to continue to work with her and other likeminded Members of Congress to put in place commonsense reforms to reduce gun violence.
Now generally, it's up to our courts to resolve matters of constitutionality. But no less an authority than Justice Antonin Scalia has written, "Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose" -- so we're pretty confident that we're on solid ground when we say we support Senator Feinstein’s legislation to that effect.
We also believe that there's room for a civil discourse on matters of public policy -- where we don't try to silence our political opponents just because we disagree with them. In America, all of us, even those with whom you disagree, have the right to help to set our nation's course.