President Obama revealed his plans to subvert the Second Amendment by executive order today in a speech about gun control.
The emphasis, of course, was on executive orders he can implement unilaterally without bothering to go through Congress.Why seek the consent of the governed? Who cares?
Particularly ghoulish was the president's use of innocent children as a prop. These children reportedly were selected out of a number of kids who wrote letters to the White House on gun control, or to use the new Leftist talking point, 'gun violence'. There isn't a doubt in my mind that many of these children received an explicit order to write these letters to the president from their personal in-house teacher's union member. I'm only surprised they weren't taught a Song of Praise to sing for our Dear Leader.
Not only that,but it is sickening to hear this president go on about 'our precious children' when he's a huge fan not only of abortion on demand but a vociferous,outspoken advocate of actual infanticide.
And speaking of children, the president's diktats are unique in that while waving the bloody shirt of Sandy Hook over his head, not one of the executive orders he intends to implement would have prevented the tragedy.For that matter, none of them will have the least effect on curbing crime committed using firearms.If measures like these actually worked, Chicago would have the lowest homicide rate in the country.
The complete list is at the first link above, but to summarize:
And of course, if that database is hacked, or if someone with access to the system is bribed, criminals will have perfect knowledge of who has what and can plan whose house to hit either to steal weapons and ammo or other crimes accordingly. For that matter, should the Feds later want to confiscate all privately owned firearms, their task is going to be infinitely easier.
And of course, all this is going to have a price tag, at least $4.5 billion in new spending and almost certainly more.
I have to give this president credit of a sort for really reaching for the maximum effect on this one. Not only is he attempting to subvert the Second Amendment, but the First, Fourth, Fifth and Tenth!
This trampling of the Constitution by our president was not without its unintentional moments of levity.
Here's one excerpt from President Obama's speech today that was particularly funny:
And finally, Congress needs to help, rather than hinder, law enforcement as it does its job. We should get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of turning around and selling them to criminals. And we should severely punish anybody who helps them do this.
Let's see...does anyone remember Fast and Furious, when the ATF pressured gun store owners to sell to straw buyers whom the ATF knew were going to sell them to Mexican drug cartels? And how the Obama Administration and Attorney General Eric Holder deliberately stonewalled Congress' attempt to get to the bottom of it by subpoenaing documents and hearing testimony? Is this president planning to 'severely punish' AG Holder and himself for hindering law enforcement by preventing people from testifying, deliberately misrepresenting what occurred and putting all those documents Congress subpoenaed under executive privilege to hide what happened?
Over 300 people lost their lives because those guns were illegally smuggled across the border, and the last time I checked none of the people involved in transporting them had been punished in the least, especially the ones at the top who gave the orders and then attempted a coverup.
I also found the president's vacuous statement that if we can save even one life with the measures he proposes, we should do it. Using that kind of logic, we ought to restrict people from owning their own automobiles because some people drive drunk.
The president made some of the expected pro forma remarks about how he respects the Second Amendment, and that people should trust that he's not out to disarm them. He probably isn't, just now. That will come later, after the new database he's planning is complete.
In another wonderful moment of clarity, CBS talking head Bob Schieffer equated gun owners to the Nazis and President Obama's latest trampling of our Constitution to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
This ridiculous, over the top hack is the sort of 'journalist' the Dinosaur media expects us to view as a competent, unbiased choice to fairly moderate a presidential debate.
I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.
Today, as our president likes to say, is a teachable moment. We have here in front of us a blatant attempt to hijack those G-d given rights the Founders spoke of, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They were willing to risk, in those words that have come down to us from history, their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to obtain those rights. And as they found out, some people were willing to stand with them and a surprising amount of others were not.
Do we, as a nation still value those rights? What are we willing to risk to stand up for them?
Will we see massive civil disobedience to tyranny, which is what this is, or sullen compliance?
I have a feeling we're about to find out.