Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mike Barkley - Candidate for Congress


* Lawyer/CPA (Inactive)/Computer Programmer/Activist
* Liberal Democrat/Moderate Environmentalist/Conservative Law & Order Advocate
* Present or previous public office: none


* Constitutional:
o Repeal the Second Amendment / Repeal the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
o Add the right of initiative, referendum, recall
o Recognize the right of women to terminate pregnancies at will and to receive funding for it as for any other medical procedure
o Recognize in all jurisdictions the validity of same sex marriage
o Allow Congress to regulate political campaign funding as it chooses
o Advocate approval of the Equal Rights Amendment
o Adopt "full incorporation" of rights: "Within the Fourteenth Amendment Section 1., after the words 'privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States' add the phrase 'including any and all of their rights enumerated or implied in the Constitution'"
o Provide lifetime voting membership in the House of Representatives for all past Presidents

I love this guy. On his site there are dozens of links to articles and books about repealing or abolishing the 2nd Amendment. Fascinating.

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. Oh Noes with all three seat of govt. controlled by Rethuglicans Maine may go permit-less carry,


    Aw shooooty, shoot, shoot!!!!!!

  2. A California liberal against guns, wow imagine that.....

    In a Demo-rat leaning district.....

    Is this idiot going run on gun control and promotion of barbershop quartets while primaring Dr. Gerald "Jerry" McNerney D(CA-11), or run as an independent on the I'm a gun control douche-bag?

  3. Glad none of his un-American bullshit will ever see the light of day. What a moron.

  4. Thank you mikeb.

    One person, or three people (?), named Anonymous mentioned Congressman Jerry McNerney - I walked pecincts for him last fall. He seems a fairly conservative Democrat, which makes him suitable for District 11 since it's pretty evenly divided. With redistricting due from the Commission 08/15/2011 I suspect I will not be in his district anymore so we'll see. Under Art. I, Section 2 of the Constitution a valid candidate may run in any district in the state that person qualifies to represent, although running outside of district has its own challenges.

    Anonymous also suggests:
    Regular mass killings of people? American
    Wanting to do something to stop it? Un-American
    Is that the position?

    Best wishes, --Mike

  5. He doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hell.

    And even if he did, his policies regarding guns are so wacky that they'd be laughed out of sub-committee.

  6. No I think that it would be great he should run against the sitting DEM..... nothing like in-party fighting to liven things up especially when one of the candidate is a "barking" mad foamer like Mr. Barkley.....

    You go Mikey support this raging idiot.... get the fight going you jackass.......

  7. Mikeb302000:

    Anonymutt has sorta proven your point about gunloonz being racist and misogynist.

    He disagrees with this:

    "Recognize the right of women to terminate pregnancies at will and to receive funding for it as for any other medical procedureo Recognize in all jurisdictions the validity of same sex marriage"

    and calls it unconstitutional. What an asshole.

  8. Why bother "repealing" the Second Amendment? All one needs to do is post the ENTIRE versions of the quotes which are misused for "gun rights" to demonstrate that it is to prevent the establishment of a Standing Army.

    The Issue was fear of the Federal Government's Army, not gun rights.

    Once people realise that, the "gun rights argument is pretty silly. especially since the concept of gun rights doesn't exist in any other common law jurisdiction.

    Or as one of the proposals for the Second Amendment put it:

    That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well regulated Militia composed of the body of the people trained to arms is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State. That standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, and therefore ought to be avoided, as far as the circumstances and protection of the Community will admit; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to and governed by the Civil power.

    So, if we want to return to the Swiss sytyle military envisioned by the founders, then the Second Amendment is meaningful.

    But, not as long as the Military is a substantial part of the US Budget.

  9. It's no big deal. It isn't just the timeless words of the second amendment parsed in a modern interpretation. It's not the Bible for cryin' out loud. The qualifying phrase, "A Well-regulated militia..." notwithstanding, the action part of the sentence is "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." That's an absolute. The qualifying phrase is archaic. That's okay.

    Guns are legal in the U.S.A. That isn't going to change. It shouldn't. Anybody who would run on such a stupid platform in the state of California is just fucking nuts. No other word for it.

  10. So Barkley which of the established Democrat are you going to try to unseat in the redistricting?

    What seat are you going to squabble over it is not like you are stepping into a new congressional house seat.

    When the '12 election season roll around you'll still be standing on the corner passing out you retarded little pamphlets with one thumb up your keister and one thumb in your mouth playing switch......

    And I just love your budget plan, all full of question marks, will Unicorn farts make everything better in your budget plan?

    And just as a little educational exercise go ask that moron Bobby L. Rush, D- Illinois, 1st district how his brilliant idea of requiring national insurance on guns worked out....just to get a preview on how your retarded little tax idea will work out...

    Dumbazzcommie, if all of these abortions are so great give them your money...... stop wasting mine, only care about you gun loons trying to take away my rights you want to pay for the disadvantaged to murder their own, go ahead pay for it your self.

    Oh and Laci you poor dumb bunnie, still haven't gotten over the SCotUS handing you gun fearing wussies your collective asses, it's been two years get over it you lost.....

  11. http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/house

    Go take a look you retarded democrat jack-hole and tell me how the redistricting is going to go so that you won't have to move halfway across the state to find a "R" to run against?

  12. Repealing or abolishing or reinterpreting the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with banning all guns or confiscating them. Conceivably, gun ownership could continue, but the gun owners would have to quit using the ridiculous 2nd Amendment, natural human right, justification.

  13. Laci the Chinese Crested said...
    > Why bother "repealing" the Second Amendment?
    > All one needs to do is post the ENTIRE versions
    > of the quotes which are misused for "gun rights" to
    > demonstrate that it is to prevent the establishment
    > of a Standing Army.

    Unfortunately after 200 years of that interpretation, Justice Scalia in the Heller decision, later extended by the McDonald decision, cast aside the "well regulated militia" modifier and made it an individual right, not a collective right in support of a militia. Justice Scalia added some
    placating language regarding gun control, but after having called into question all gun control legislation, those words were constitutionally unsupported dicta. The hisgtoric practice of nibbling at the problem risks constitutional challenge. The problem needs to be tackled head on.

    Anonymous said...
    > So Barkley which of the established Democrat are you going to try
    > to unseat in the redistricting?. . . .

    Running in District 8 could be fun since the incumbent is waaay too conservative, but my answer to your question is "None". District 19, 7 miles from me looks interesting since the last Democratic challenger wandered off to L.A. I own property in District 2 but there is already an excellent Democratic candidate there and I hope he runs again Under redistricting my home could easily wind up in District 19. We'll see. This is the first time redistricting in California will be by someone independent of the party in power. The California Citizens Redistricting Commission web site is a bit dummied down, but some sources on their links page describe the process adequately.

    So Mr. Anonymous, what district are you running in? If you speak as well as you write, it would be interesting to listen to you on Fox. You'll probably have to choose a different name, though.

    Anonymous said...
    > He doesn't have a snowball's chance in Hell.

    > And even if he did, his policies regarding guns are so wacky that
    > they'd be laughed out of sub-committee.

    While I'll give it my best efforts, I don't need to win. I just need to get the concepts out there. Again, and again, and again. Women's suffrage appeared in the Liberty Party platform in 1848, and 72 years later the Amendment was adopted. It took 85 years to get rid of slavery. It took a hundred years for adequate legislation to add teeth to post-Civil War civil rights. The Equal Rights Amendment was written 89 years ago and that fight continues although it needs to be reintroduced by resolution. It's taken a half century to stigmatize cigarettes although that effort continues. Repeal of RKBA could take a century or more, but as long as the cause is out there and as long as gun enthusiasts insist on mass murders of bunches of people every six months or so, the need for such repeal will be obvious.

    Best wishes, --Mike

  14. Repeal of the RKBA, yeah, that's what we're talkin' about.

    After that the only justification for owning guns is that you want to. It's a free country, after all. Naturally, you'll have to qualify and be licensed and you'll have to pass a background check every time you buy one and every one of them will have to be registered to you.

    In a system like that, truly lawful people will still have their precious guns but criminals will be hard-pressed to find one.

  15. How dare you. You're entitled to your opinion, but the very same Constitution you will swear to uphold and defend, GUARANTEES the rights of our people to keep and bear arms.

    ‎"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." -Thomas Jefferson

    And he might know a little more than you. You disgust me Mike Barkley.

  16. Jay, Thanks for the comment. I hope you realize I'm Mikeb, the blog owner, and the post is about Mike Barkley, candidate for congress.

    My idea is the 2A is a meaningless anachronism. That's not the same as saying all guns should be confiscated and banned from civilian ownership. It means you'd have to stop hiding behind this supposed inviolable right to own guns and pass the proper screening and qualifying reqirements.

  17. The best part about Mike Barkley running for congress, is that we NEVER have to worry about him being a congressman!!!

  18. How come all of the gun cowards are afraid to publish their names?