The total disregard by liberals in both parties of our constitutional right to keep and bear arms has been on blatant display for years, but the intensity has picked up dramatically in the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting by an Islamic extremist.
Over the past few days alone, we’ve had liberals suggest that we void due process rights guaranteed under the 5th and 14th Amendments in order to deny gun rights to anyone on the error-prone “no-fly” list, and we’ve had Donald Trump join hands with the Democrats as they attempt to ban so-called assault weapons — a position he has held for many years.
Now, many in the Trump
camp cult have challenged me on that last point, but an appearance on MSNBC by campaign spokesman Ben Carson not only validated my concerns over the assault weapons ban, he took the Second Amendment discussion to a whole new level when he suggested that the Second Amendment may no longer be necessary. When asked by Andrea Mitchell about the recent 60s-styled “sit-in” protest held on the floor of the House of Representatives, Carson said:
I wonder if the Trump campaign thinks that the rest of the Bill of Rights, that have guided our nation for over 200 years, need to be changed or eliminated as well. Think about it:
- Do we really need free speech? Freedom of Religion? What about a free press? Actually, Trump has already indicated that he’s not much of a fan of that last one.
- What about the protection against unreasonable search and seizure (Fourth Amendment)? It could be argued that the world is so dangerous that the government needs to be able to keep tabs on the personal activities of Americans. As I wrote yesterday, McConnell is already working on this one.
- As mentioned earlier, our right to due process under the 5th and 14th Amendments has hindered attempts by liberals to void the Second Amendment. Since the Trump campaign is open to discussing the validity of our gun rights, perhaps they will require the same of our due process rights.
- Heck, even the Tenth Amendment isn’t really necessary anymore. Who needs states rights when we have a benevolent federal government that provides all of our needs?
Do we really need the Second Amendment? Hillary doesn’t think so, and it looks like the Trump agrees with the her. Meanwhile, America continues to drift ever closer to becoming a post-constitutional Republic.
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