A Constitutional Crisis — Part 3
There seems to be no end to how far the Democrats will go and how many of our Constitutional rights they are willing to trample to get their way. Obama used the IRS to attack his political enemies. “The power to tax involves the power to destroy,” the Supreme Court wrote in 1819, shortly after America began. Now in 2013, President Barack Obama is launching a frightening attack on free speech, using one of the most feared agencies in all the federal government: the Internal Revenue Service.
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One of the most roundly-condemned aspects of Richard Nixon’s malfeasance in office was his use of the IRS to target his political enemies with audits. If people shudder at Nixon’s abuses with the IRS, what Obama is doing should drive them to convulsions.
Obama seeks to silence dissenting voices with unprecedented new regulations to curtail political speech by nonprofit organizations. These new rules would help silence conservative organizations and Obama’s critics, and raise serious First Amendment concerns as these rules look like the federal provisions struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in its famous Citizens United case. 1
The Obama administration, which was more of a crime spree than anything, ran guns to Mexico without the president of Mexico knowing about it. George W. Bush did the same thing but with the full knowledge of the president of Mexico and the guns were tracible. What Obama did was outright illegal. None of the guns were tracible.
Then there is the highly questionable situation with the Iran deal. Keep in mind that our Congress, the House of Representatives to be specific, hold the purse strings of the nation. All spending has to originate in the House. We gave Iran $1.7 billion, but no one knows where it came from. Congress didn’t approve it and when Loretta Lynch was questioned about it, she pled the 5th, supposedly 74 times, leaning on the right of not having to incriminate oneself. Why would you have to plead the 5th if there is nothing to hide? That HAS to tell us that these funds were NOT acquired in an appropriate nor legal manner. Again, we see our government, even the top cop, violate the laws of the land. And now we have that fool Representative Nadler claim that we have a Constitutional crisis because our Attorney General won’t break the law and divulge information, he is not allowed by law to divulge. The liberals are accusing conservatives of the illegal actions that the liberals are actually doing.
We have a Department of Education that was fully established as a government cabinet under Jimmy Carter. What was totally ignored was there is no provision for this federal department in the Constitution. This was placed under the authority of the States. Carter ignore that and so did Congress. They claim that they are an oversite organization and they don’t set curriculum, but they do set the testing standards and in doing so they set the curriculum.
We have the 2nd Amendment that states A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Pay close attention to the “shall not be infringed” part. Requiring a permit to buy, keep, carry a fire arm falls into the category of ‘infringed’. Some states require a permit to just buy ammo! None of our Founders believed that here should be restrictions on a citizen’s right to own a gun. In 1788 Zacharia Johnson, in a speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention he stated: “The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.” Gouverneur Morris, a Founding Father of the United States, and a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution, stated: “Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation.” Even Cesare Beccaria, an Italian jusrist, knew that a persons right to carry arms should never be taken from them. Simple common sense deducts this. He stated: “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” The Father of our Nation, George Washington, stated: “Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.”
I could go on and on with quotes from the Founders concerning this and our history has proven that the common population has been far better off because we have been armed. I mention this because virtually every Democrat that has jumped into the race for president in the 2020 election is calling for gun control, jail for anyone who won’t turn in their guns. In Cory ‘Sparticus the Groper’ Booker’s warped mind, tearing up the Constitution and stripping Americans of their rights is the key to establishing “justice” for all. And how does Booker intend to make justice a reality? Well, he has what he calls a 14-point plan that is actually 15-points:
Keep guns out of the wrong hands with gun licensing
Bring real regulation and oversight to gun manufacturers
End legal immunity that prevents victims of gun violence from seeking justice
Require handgun microstamping
Close the “Boyfriend Loophole”
Ensure a background check on every gun sale by closing the loophole on guns show and online sales and the so-called “Charleston Loophole”
Ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and bump stocks
Provide dedicated funding for research on gun violence as a public health issue
Modernize and strengthen the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
Support extreme risk prevention order laws
Limit gun buyers to one handgun per month. 2
This is just a start for the control these fools want. They call an AR-15 and assult weapon but ignore other weapons that are the same caliber but look different. They say the AR-15 is a military style weapon no one needs even though there have been many times a person with an AR-15 stopped a mass shooter. They call it a military style weapon but not one military in the world uses an AR-15. The call to jailing a citizen for exercizing a constitutional right only comes from the Democrat Party.
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