Constitution Under Siege
By: Craig Chamberlain
“Never let a crisis go to waste.” That’s the motto of this administration. Use the easily whipped up emotions of the people to get what you want and to hell with the consequences, after all, it will be future generations who have to pay the cost. So why shouldn’t we live high on the hog now? This administration is extremely lucky in having the exact crisis they want fall in their lap and they are masterful in manipulating that crisis to get some new great progressive victory. They came to office in the midst of a financial crisis which they used to bailout their friends and take over companies that they wanted to nationalize. AIG is basically the insurance company for the federal government and GM is now government motors. There is, of course, no constitutional allowance for the government to take taxpayer money to save failing companies and to select the economic winners and losers, and both parties are guilty, Obama just doubled down on what Bush did.
People make stupid decisions when they are in extreme emotional states. They make stupid decisions when they aren’t in an extreme emotional state, but that’s beside the point. It’s much easier to manipulate someone who is grief stricken, angry or afraid,(or better yet all three) than it is someone who is thinking rationally. Now, some people are constantly incapable of thinking clearly. Science has designated these people as Democrats, a species of human beings completely incapable of thought without emotion, in particular righteous indignation and moral superiority. But I digress. Let’s get back to extreme emotional states. Get a person upset enough and you can get them to do just about anything. The Democrats are masters of this.
The tragedy in Newtown Connecticut is a perfect example. What happened was horrific and people rightly question how and why such things happen. Then came the chorus from the left, never allowing an opportunity to go to waste, they whipped up the grief stricken, and weak minded, to demand that the government “do something”. Now the Democrats are gleefully taking on the second amendment. Demanding bans on “assault weapons,” gun confiscation, and registration of gun owners.
Let’s be clear: no event, no matter how tragic, is ever reason to piss all over the constitution. But that’s the thing. The left doesn’t like the constitution. They never have. They have always felt that it placed too many restrictions on government action. And since they were never bright enough to realize it’s supposed to put restrictions on government action, they attack it, undermine it and try to subvert it anytime they have political power. That’s why they came up with the idea of a living constitution. If the constitution is constantly changing then it can mean anything you want it to mean. You want to erase the second amendment rights of millions of law abiding Americans? Voila, all you have to do is say that you can and you can.
Vice President Biden, who must have the IQ of a turnip, says that even if it only saves one life it’s worth trampling on the rights of millions. Really? It’s statements like this that show the progressive contempt for constitutional republicanism. Taken to it’s logical conclusion couldn’t we say that it would be worth getting rid of freedom of speech if it prevented one person from being offended by vulgar or hateful speech? Or maybe we can say that it’s worth getting rid of freedom of religion if we can prevent one atheist from being offended by a manger scene?
Let’s not fool ourselves. President Obama and his horde will not stop themselves at the second amendment. When he unilaterally declares that people can only own certain firearms(and he will, and the Congress should force him to take that route. They shouldn’t be complicit in his unconstitutional power grab. Make him own it.) it’s not the end of the road but only the beginning. He’ll look at the Bill of Rights and proclaim “one down, nine to go.” It won’t be outright repeal, but death by regulation. The right to keep and bear arms will exist on paper, but actually getting your hands on gun will become so complicated that most law abiding citizens will simply not make the effort.
Just as Obamacare is only step one to a complete nationalization of the health care system, these new gun control measures are just the beginning of the leftist assault on the constitution. We’re already seeing it. The Obama administration is already declaring, like a group of politburo officials, that freedom of religion doesn’t extend to the right to refuse to pay for someone’s abortion or birth control. The administration has already tried, and failed it should be noted, to determine who was clergy and who churches could select as clergy. Next it will be siccing the IRS on churches that preach against homosexuality or abortion.
I used to ask myself how much are people going to take? Then I realized they’ll take as much as they are told to take. This is going on because there are a lot of people out there who want it to go on. They want a nation of unlimited government, and no real constitutional protections. And the vast majority of the American people are too lazy or stupid to care about it. As long as they have a roof over their heads and the TV still works they’ll let Washington do whatever they want to do. The Romans called it “bread and circuses.”
The constitution will never be safe in the hands of the progressives, and the Presidency of Barack Obama is proof enough. Are there enough patriots out there to do what is necessary to protect the constitution. Or are we doomed to be governed by the Obama coalition forever?