Not exactly politically correct reading.
All it points to is that women ARE a primordial force of nature.
I suggest that that needs to occur in Montana soon to prevent the state's secession from the Union.
Who would have ever guessed how pissed off Montana gets when someone threatens its citizens right to own guns......and following their March declaration and warning to the supreme court, their Supreme Court Justice warned us all that 1984 is here....
First lets parse an excerpt from the full transcript of Montana Supreme Court Justice James Nelson's opinion:
I feel the pain of conflict, however. I fear that, eventually, we are all going to become collateral damage in the war on drugs, or terrorism, or whatever war is in vogue at the moment. I retain an abiding concern that our Declaration of Rights not be killed by friendly fire. And, in this day and age, the courts are the last, if not only, bulwark to prevent that from happening.
In truth, though, we area throw-away society. My garbage can contains the remains of what I eat and drink. It may contain discarded credit card receipts along with yesterday's newspaper and junk mail. It might hold some personal letters, bills, receipts, vouchers, medical records, photographs and stuff that is imprinted with the multitude of assigned numbers that allow me access to the global economy and vice versa.
My garbage can contains my DNA.
As our Opinion states, what we voluntarily throw away, what we discard--i.e., what we abandon--is fair game for roving animals, scavengers, busybodies, crooks and for those seeking evidence of criminal enterprise.
Yet, as I expect with most people, when I take the day's trash (neatly packaged in opaque plastic bags) to the garbage can each night, I give little consideration to what I am throwing away and less thought, still, to what might become of my refuse. I don't necessarily envision that someone or something is going to paw through it looking for a morsel of food, a discarded treasure, a stealable part of my identity or a piece of evidence. But, I've seen that happen enough times to understand--though not graciously accept--that there is nothing sacred in whatever privacy interest I think I have retained in my trash once it leaves my control--the Fourth Amendment and Article II, Sections 10 and 11, notwithstanding.
Like it or not, I live in a society that accepts virtual strip searches at airports; surveillance cameras; "discount" cards that record my buying habits; bar codes; "cookies" and spywear on my computer; on-line access to satellite technology that can image my back yard; and microchip radio frequency identification devices already implanted in the family dog and soon to be integrated into my groceries, my credit cards, my cash and my new underwear.
All I can say is wow. This kind of opinion is what you would expect from reading this site.....NOT from a Justice of a State's Supreme Court, it is the kind of opinion that Steve belts out like my rendition of Elton John love songs when I am a few sheets to the wind in a Japanese karaoke bar.
And now on to an even more explosive excerpt from the March 2008 Idaho Observer with the full text here:
Montana Warns U.S. Supreme Court:
On, Friday, February 22, the State of Montana warned the U.S. Supreme Court that it must uphold the Second amendment as an individual right in Heller or failure to do so would place Montana in violation of its compact with the United States.
AN EXTRA-SESSION RESOLUTION OF INDIVIDUAL LEGISLATORS OF THE 60TH MONTANA LEGISLATURE AND OTHER ELECTED MONTANA OFFICIALS URGING THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT THAT ANY "COLLECTIVE RIGHTS" HOLDING IND.C. V. HELLER WILL VIOLATE MONTANA'S COMPACT WITH THE UNITED STATES, THE CONTRACT BY WHICH MONTANA ENTERED THE UNION IN 1889.
The legislature of the state of Montana reasoned in the resolution that, "when the Court determines in Heller whether or not the Second Amendment secures an individual right, the Court will establish precedent that will affect the State of Montana and the political rights of the citizens of Montana; when Montana entered into statehood in 1889, that entrance was accomplished by a contract between Montana and the several states, a contract known as The Compact With The United States (Compact), found today as Article I of the Montana Constitution" and, that it was understood, as Montana entered the Union with the Constitution approved by President Harrison in 1889, the "right" for "any person" to bear arms, "[was]clearly intended as an individual right and an individual right deemed consistent then with the Second Amendment by the parties to the contract..."
Therefore, the 60th Montana Legislature resolved,
1. That any form of 'collective rights' holding by the Court in Heller will offend the Compact; and
2. That the Second Amendment and the Montana right to bear arms are both statements securing a preexisting right from government interference, and do not confer any boon of government upon the people; and
3. The level of review for the Montana right to bear arms and for the Second Amendment are specified within those declared rights—'shall not be infringed' for the Second Amendment,and 'shall not be called in question' for the Montana right to bear arms;
4. Montana reserves all usual rights and remedies under historic contract law if its Compact should be violated by any collective rights' holding in Heller..."
The resolution by Montana is the strongest warning from a state threatening secession to date.
The generally peaceful, "Big Sky"state has a very active gun culture that has influenced the legislature to stand in support of an individual's right to keep and bear arms.
Holy shit! This is not exactly what I would expect from peace loving big sky country.... but hell, if you have the power use it right? Well, that is what the Montana legislature is doing.... though I never knew they were THAT upset, their eloquent defense of the 2nd Amendment makes me want a T-shirt that says,
"I LIKE HOT CHICKS WITH AUTOMATIC WEAPONS" or
"HOT CHICKS WITH LOTS OF GUNS" and on the back,
"BUT I LIKE PEACE MORE....COME TO BIG SKY COUNTRY AND GET BOTH"
or one that says "ARMY GIRLS, I SURRENDER INTERROGATE ME, PLEASE"
or even better "CHINESE RED ARMY WOMEN, I SURRENDER" and on the back,
"YOU HAVE DEFEATED ME WITHOUT FIGHTING"
Good God....for a peace loving , libertarian and diplomatic type of guy I am not sure which I want more- to be Interrogated by Army Girls, Surrender to the Women of the PLA, or be Conquered by Montana Mountain Women.
Any one of these is an acceptable alternative as long as it ends in procreation.
Any one of these women could keep me as a docile home husband, forever.
You heavily armed Amazons have me under your spell.
I am so totally Gynaikokratumene, a Greek word which roughly translates to "reigned by women," that you can do with me whatever you want.....
Perhaps it is like Ovid said, "Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked" that is especially true when they happen to be standing over you with an AR-15 laser sighted on sensitive areas, the optional grenade launcher primed, while dressed in dragon skin body armor with camouflage fatigues, combat boots and a standard issue helmet.
Real Amazons.....God it makes me swoon with love.
You know what I mean when women get that glimmer in their eyes that makes Jack Bauer look like a girl scout- even if you are not honest enough or too politically correct to admit it, you know you love it.
Or when they spend their weekends licking dangerous bladed weapons at a crazy party with Mick Jagger's wife.
I could go on, but let me end this ode to the war maidens I love so much here before it becomes a lame rendition of Ars Amatoria.
And while Montana mulls over its course and expresses its State's rights and sends its messages to the Federal Government over the egregious actions it is upset with- aside from exposing my preference for and unconditional surrender to gun toting mamas, all it proves to me is that the Spartans were right all along.....
(h/t to Derek for the story & to the entire World's Army Women)