Biden’s Supreme Court Pick Seen on Video Cheering New Zealand’s Gun Ban


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The vast majority of GOP senators refused to support Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson because they adjudged her to be more interested in deciding cases based on her far-left worldview rather than whether or not the laws or actions being considered by the high court comport with the U.S. Constitution.

Now, a video has surfaced that appears to have justified their beliefs.

The United States is unique in the world of nations because the founders recognized the right to defend oneself using arms was universal and inalienable. They also understood that governments trend authoritarian when citizens do not have the right to defend themselves or maintain their freedoms and liberties.

That is the concept that any Supreme Court justice ought to embrace, given the language of the Second Amendment and the founders’ own words supporting it and explaining it.

But Brown Jackson has given herself away in terms of how she views the right to keep and bear arms — any arms, including so-called ‘assault weapons.’


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave a commencement address at Harvard University last month in which she touted the ban her nation has on “assault weapons,” The Blaze reported.

The video shows the Supreme Court justice-in-waiting applaud Ardern’s remarks.

“Where I come from, we have a parliamentary representative democracy. Without giving you a litany of fun facts on New Zealand you’re unlikely to need again – here’s the brief version,” the prime minister said.

“We have a Mixed Member Proportional system, which essentially means every vote counts, and it’s ensured our parliament better reflects our communities. Almost 50 percent of our parliament are women, 20 percent are Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, and our Deputy Prime Minister is a proud gay man and sits amongst several other rainbow parliamentarians,” she said.

“In the past ten years we have passed laws that include everything from the introduction of gay marriage and the banning of conversion therapy, right through to embedding a 1.5 degree climate change target into law, banning military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles, and the decriminalization of abortion,” she said, drawing applause from Brown Jackson.

During her confirmation hearings last month, Brown Jackson was asked if she believes the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms, with GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas citing the high court’s Heller ruling.

The newest SCOTUS justice agreed and said that was currently the court’s precedent.

As for Ardern’s praise of her country’s parliamentary democracy, America’s founders pointedly rejected democracy in favor of a representative republic.


“Hence it is that democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general have been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths … A republic, by which I mean a government in which a scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect and promises the cure for which we are seeking,” James Madison noted in The Federalist Papers 10.

A quote attributed to a man named Marvin Simkin notes: “Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99 percent vote.”

Notes an editorial in The Union, located in Nevada County, Calif.: “And living in this republic means that every voice matters, majorities do not rule and those with the loudest voices do not automatically win. The will of the people means all of the people.”

Brown Jackson’s reaction to Ardern’s comment about banning ‘assault weapons’ comes as the nation’s highest court is likely going to deliver yet another precedent ruling that will serve to strengthen the Second Amendment’s protections for individuals.

“The conservative majority court is expected to rule in the coming days or weeks in a pending dispute over New York state’s tight limits on the concealed carry of handguns. Experts said that while it’s unclear just how broadly the Supreme Court would rule, the restrictive New York law is likely to be invalidated in a decision that could have ramifications for gun control efforts across the country,” The Hill reported.

“It does seem relatively clear that the court is going to strike down New York’s law and make it harder for cities and states to restrict concealed carry of firearms,” Adam Winkler, a professor at UCLA School of Law, told the outlet.

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