Who did? The Democrats in the debate last night in Texas. I was disturbed, appalled, angry, frustrated, and disheartened by what little I heard. I was alarmed and disappointed that even in the bastion of liberalism that Houston, Texas has become and the university at which they held the debate. But, with the influx of liberal thought from outside the state and the decades of brainwashing in our universities, I am not surprised. Add to that mix the bought and paid for liberal activist what else would we expect?
The Democratic Candidates for President, with the minor exception of Joe Biden, all revealed that the Constitution is meaningless to them. As it was with Barack Obama, if it prevents them from doing what they want, they are willing to ignore it. The assertions and appeals being made from that group were rooted in ignorance, misinformation, and paranoia. It was an attempt to fan the flames of irrational emotion to achieve an end. The end, I am convinced is not what they say they are seeking to achieve.
The question was raised to Kamala Harris about Joe Biden’s comment that her promise to secure ‘gun control’ on her first day in office as President through executive order. Biden said and tried to repeat that ‘We have a Constitution.’ She ignored that as did the rest of the crowd. Those especially disgusting included Robert Francis O’Rourke and Cory Booker. They made some outlandishly ignorant statements that need to be addressed. However, the bottom line is far worse than their ignorance.
I can understand the frustration of feeling like you are supposed to do something to protect people. I can appreciate the urge to do something to quiet the fears of the public after mass shootings. I can appreciate trying to find a viable and real solution to a problem. However, if you begin with the wrong premise you reach a wrong conclusion. That is what they are doing and what millions across America are doing. We are treading water in the murky waters of tyranny and must be cautious.
The words of Benjamin Franklin and his warning should be given new life today. I will paraphrase, “If we give up liberty hoping to gain safety and security, we will achieve neither.” The idea that banning, confiscating, forcing people to sell their guns to the government WILL NOT solve the problem but make Americans less safe. That reality is not the most dangerous part of their pursuit and agenda. If we give up rights in one area, such as our 2nd Amendment Rights what is to prevent them from taking rights in other areas. They are already attacking our 1st Amendment Rights and our 4th Amendment Rights. What is next? Total Tyranny?
Mr. O’Rourke demonstrated his total ignorance regarding guns or his diabolical intent or both. He tried to make the argument that the AR-15 and AK-47 were designed to kill and therefore must be banned. Sir, I must ask, “What gun is not designed to kill?” He further stated that the ‘high capacity’ rifles were incredibly dire because the ‘high capacity’ rifle bullet when it hits its targets spreads throughout the body because that was its design. That is total ignorance and I would hope he knows it. The magazine does not determine the effect of the bullet. If he was speaking of a bullet that fragments and stays within the body, he was probably speaking of ‘frangible’ ammo. That round is designed for close-quarters use by the police or to protect innocent bystanders in the instance a round must be fired at a perpetrator.
Mr. O’Rourke was asked if he would force Americans to give up their so-called ‘assault’ rifles. He said, “Hell yes, I will take their guns.” He and Mr. Booker tired to make the impassioned plea that ‘We have to do something.’ All of them argued that we could not wait until the Democrats were back in power but must do something now.
Mr. Booker said that 80% of Americans favor a federal gun license. Well, 83% believe that mental health is the main cause of mass shootings. So, again, I contend that they are targeting the wrong root cause. The paranoia over semi-automatic rifles is misguided. Have we forgotten that the scores of murders and shootings in cities like Chicago and New York are not with an AR-15 or AK-47 but a handgun? Will that be banned next by the left. If you demand a federal gun license will you also demand a valid photo voter identification?
The problem, which I have stated before, is that when a mass shooting takes place and the government acts with another ‘gun law’ that restricts the rights of legal Americans it does not solve the problem. There is another public outcry to ‘do something’ and another more restrictive law is passed or enacted and that also fails. Over time, the public becomes accepting of the idea of ‘banning guns’ trying to find safety and that opens the door for the government to impose restrictions in every area of life and gives them Total Control.
The inherent dangers of following this path of targeting a style of firearms thinking that is the solution are mountainous. America, if we allow the politicians to continue stripping us, the law-abiding of our inalienable and constitutional rights hoping the criminals will also comply we endanger ourselves.
Additionally, if you think Donald Trump is foul-mouthed, how about condemning the potty mouth former Congressman from El Paso. He seems to think that his increasing use of profanity is somehow endearing him to the public. I find it repulsive and it shows his lack of ability to communicate so he is trying to be macho and demonstrate that he is a take-charge guy fighting for the people. I see no redeeming value in his arguments or his demonstrated character.
America, if we do not wake up and reject that group of people who see no value, no authority, and have no respect for the document they will swear to protect and defend we destroy ourselves. I reject the lot of them and will vote to ensure they do not regain control in 2020.
God bless you and God bless America!