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Video: Cpl Boston speaks to CNN on Feinstein’s “assault weapons” ban

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 5:18 am   /   by

At the end of this typical interview with a hoplophobic media talking head, Cpl Boston says something that—in spite of the early hour—caused me to smash my desk and shout in agreement.

“Unconstitutional laws aren’t laws.”

That is absolutely right. If a law violates the Constitution, it is not legitimate.

But the matter goes even further than that. If one of man’s laws violates the fundamental and broadly accepted principles of Natural Law, it too is illegitimate, even if the Constitution is silent on the subject. Of course, the Constitution isn’t silent—this is part of the purpose of the 9th and 10th amendments, whose point is to say, “Hey, we’re not listing every single right here, but we are letting you know that the ones we’re not listing still belong to the people.” A government must not make laws that disparage natural rights. A government or party that does so begins to relinquish legitimacy.

If Obama and the Democrats push too hard on the gun issue, it may be their Waterloo.


Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
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Video: Cpl Boston speaks to CNN on Feinstein's "assault weapons" ban