“Gun Rights, Healthcare and the Constitution” with CATO Institute"

By Mountain Heritage | Jun 14, 2013
Photo by: Robert Levy - CATO Institute

(Waynesville NC) Haywood County TEA is honored to welcome Robert Levy of the CATO Institute Thursday, June 20th at 6 pm  at  the USDA Ag Extension Center on Raccoon Road - for an intelligent discussion of some important issues. Everyone is welcome to attend.

CATO Institute is a ‘think tank’ dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. It is independent and non-partisan.

Robert Levy fought for Gun Rights based on Constitutional arguments and won a landmark case District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). It was the first Supreme Court case in United States history to decide whether the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.

Due to Mr. Levy’s arguments, the Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 as unconstitutional.

The Heller case may have enforced freedom but it is up to folks like us to “Keep our freedoms”. It has been said: ‘the 2nd Amendment protects all the other amendments including the right to free speech, freedom of religion and freedom of the press.’

The United Nations will be working with some members of Congress and the President – to implement aspects of Gun Control this year through Executive Order, ATF regulations and signing of the UN Small Arms Treaty. Some say that is not enough. Three Supreme Justices would “overturn” Heller… if it came before them. This discussion is not over.

In times like these, we must discuss ways to preserve freedom. Rights are being trampled upon. Many legal questions stem from the “invasion of privacy” such as emails being spied upon, phones being tapped and the IRS targeting people to prevent them from expressing their beliefs.

The IRS has been charged with the task of implementing new Healthcare regulations known as Obamacare. Robert Levy will discuss Constitutional aspects of this new tax. Implementation will begin this year. An additional 16,000 IRS Agents have been hired.

You have seen Robert Levy  on TV programs, including ABC’s Nightline, CNN’s Crossfire, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC’s Hardball, and NBC’s Today Show. You have read his message in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington PostNational Review. And may have seen his book, The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom.

“Contrasting Constitutional Perspectives: Liberal vs. Conservative vs. Libertarian” – Robert Levy will link these philosophies to current “public policy debates" such as Gun Rights, Healthcare, and even election finance.

"When people fear the government - that is tyranny; but when government fears the people - that is liberty." Thomas Jefferson

Any one interested in the hot topic of “Gun Rights, Healthcare, and the Constitution” is encouraged to meet with Mr. Levy in a small group setting on Thursday, June 20th @ 6 PM at USDA: Agricultural Extension Center on 589 Raccoon Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786. Free to Attend.