NRA: THE bulwark against tyranny.
Tuesday, 27 March:
Another week, another boatload of issues.
Boredom is not an issue with this most consequential of presidencies. Things come down so quickly that even a controversial trillion
dollar budget can disappear from the conversation within days.
The Stormy Daniels affair has run it's course.
Even the kneejerk media was incredulous to the 60 Minutes piece. Poor Anderson Cooper, who is not a fan of the opposite sex had to question
the aging porn princess and her dilated pupils with some fairly explicit questions.
That it drew 22 million viewers is no real surprise. When can most married men have a pair of 40 DD's to gaze at after a Sunday pot roast dinner? With the wife and kids
When Geraldo Rivera did the Al Capone's mystery vault it drew 30 MILLION.
That was 1986 and on live TV. So, Stormy was nowhere near as close, and the payoff was identical. Nothing was found in either case. Other than a really slimy
lawyer tale, that is.
This capped a weekend of that featured The Big March.
The long awaited, fervently covered and overhyped event was as much a huge disappointment for the left as it was revelatory for those on the right. The event, which the
media puffed up as '850,000 people' was about a quarter that size.
Many were paid as much as $300 a day by the huge money interests behind it.
Despite the reverent tone of the media, including FOX, a cursory look at it showed the TRUE agenda.
It was, and always has been, about gun confiscation. Not control. Outright seizure.
It was as partisan as it was steeped in ignorance.
Few there knew what an 'assault rifle' actually is. It's always been a misnomer; a real assault rifle is an
M-4 Carbine, or an M-14, or AK-47. These are all Class III firearms; classified the same as machine guns, which are controlled.
Heavily. Getting a Class III license is difficult.
So, what they are talking about are weapons that look like,
but aren't military grade. They are semi automatic, medium powered weapons. They LOOK a lot nastier than they are. High capacity magazines are not a problem either.
They address sustained rates of fire; not accuracy. A 5 shot mag will do just fine in
the hands of a decent shooter; he can change the mags quickly. Banning them is a canard as well.
No, these weapons are in the hands of the citizenry for all the right reasons.
If, like The Founders, one has a healthy mistrust of government, then
an armed, land owning middle class is THE bulwark against tyranny. Is there anything about the government that you don't hold highly suspect?
Their message is it doesn't matter what you want.
It's all about their agenda, which is
open borders, libertine behavior, freedom for criminals to roam, advocation of every form of perversion, and total control of the populace. This would almost certainly prompt more gun sales.
Indeed, the NRA has seen a
reported spike of about 30% in membership, which at 4.5 million would indicate over a million new members. So have other gun groups. On Tuesday, former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens stated his desire to overturn the 2nd amendment.
The 97 year
old judge repeated the same shopworn reasons they used back in the 60's.
Basically it has 'outlived it's usefulness'. As if.
He may not see oppressive government as a threat from his old folks home. Justices are highly overrated for importance.
Their job is to rule whether a law is constitutional or not; it is the legislature- the people's body- that determines the law.
You want to repeal the 2nd amendment?
It's not virtually impossible. It IS impossible. All you need is two thirds
of the House, three quarters of the Senate, and then three quarters of the states to ratify it. Not that a constitutional convention isn't warranted.
You want to get rid of some amendments? How about start with the 14th, which has been misconstrued
to a ridiculous degree. 'Equal protection under the law' is being used to sue the Pentagon into accepting transgendered troops.
Get rid of that one. Then go after the 17th, which is critical.
This changed the course of our Republic. It was meant
to. Passed, along with the rest of the new progressive regime of Woodrow Wilson in 1912, it took the Senate from the state and handed it to the Federal government.
Before then senators were appointed, not elected, to a six year term. The governor of
the state, elected by the people, made the decision. It was meant to be above politics. By making it a popular vote it built the monstrosity you now see.
Where dullards like Patty Murray and Jeff Flake can be almost impossible to
Not taking away the right to defend against tyranny.
The 'budget' that was passed last week -it seems almost an eternity ago already- was a mess, without doubt. But perhaps the Trump administration did better than one may think. First
of all, it is an omnibus spending bill, not a budget.
Second, the distribution of the funds will be seen by OMB director Mick Mulvaney. He can dole them out as he sees fit. Just because it's appropriated doesn't necessarily mean it's spent.
See the Previous Occupant's 'infrastructure bill' for details.
Third, and best?
There is $85 billion in funding to the Army Corps of Engineers. THAT money is now readily available. Trump has mentioned -more than once- that the border is a national
security issue. This means he can declare the southern border a security imperative and have the Engineers install the wall.
Think it doesn't have the Dems spooked? To wit:
The real truth here is that Trump is NOT the 'reactive' or 'chaotic' presence he's accused of being. He has a long range vision, and is planning for months -and years- ahead. The Census report for 2020 is his latest gambit.
It will include the 'are
you a citizen' question. This has progressive heads exploding; the red 'sanctuary' states can't file suit soon enough. But they will lose this in court. It will, however, change the way redistricting is done and money appropriated.
Have a few hundred
thousand illegals you're sheltering?
Guess what. No representation for them. Better yet, no money.
So, now it's easy to see why they hope Stormy Daniels can somehow take the president down by an illegal campaign contribution being investigated
by Bob Mueller and somehow linked to, of course, Russia.
Is the progressive movement, the well funded machine you all saw last Saturday roll out the carpet for protests all over the world succeeding?
Of flat on their heels?
It's a pretty
easy call, really...