Barack Obama said something really, really stupid while he was demonizing the so-called “assault weapons.”
He called them “weapons of war” and declared that the American people don’t need them and therefore shouldn’t be allowed to have them. Even though he demands that his Secret Service have fully automatic machine pistols to protect him and his family and his top political advisers.
First of all, however, Obama is either ignorant or lying about the “assault weapons” being “weapons of war.” Because no they aren’t: they are strictly semi-automatic civilian versions of “weapons of war.” The assault rifle – after which the so-called “assault weapon” is modeled – is a weapon capable of selective fire from semi-automatic to full automatic fire. Actual “weapons of war” have not been sold in the U.S. outside of a rare few gun dealers for generations.
The reason Democrats coined the term “assault weapons” to describe these legal, civilian versions of guns was because they knew they could use the similarity of terms (“assault rifle” vs. “assault weapons”) and deliberately confuse and conflate the two in the minds of the public. Democrats thrive best at games of rhetorical slandering. It is all they know how to do well, given the fact that they are clearly incapable of governing or leading when they slander their way to power.
Obama was factually lying when he called the weapons we can buy in gun stores “weapons of war.” That is simply a fact. And sadly, it is the consistent, characteristic tactic based on lies and half-truths that the left has chosen in its campaign to join Nazi Germany, the U.S.S.R., and the worst regimes on earth that have banned and confiscated guns.
That said, Obama’s demagogic term – “weapons of war” – was EXACTLY what the 2nd Amendment guaranteed us the right to keep and bear. Unless you are so breathtakingly stupid that you actually believe there were different types of guns in the America of the founding fathers, and that they only allowed some and specifically forbade the “weapons of war.”
When the founding fathers said that the right to keep and bear arms was a sacred one, THEY SPECIFICALLY INTENDED THOSE ARMS TO BE “WEAPONS OF WAR.” And the liberals who deny that fact are either abject liars – or they are just the stupid people who are infamously called “useful idiots” in their desire to naively and stupidly help fascists and tyrants.
And no lying, slandering demagogue can change that fact – even if he deceives the people into surrendering their weapons the way Hitler and Stalin and Pol Pot deceived their people into surrendering their weapons.
This brings me to the point that many other lying, dishonest Democrats have been stating: that they aren’t out to take away hunting rifles and thus somehow are preserving the 2nd Amendment if they take away every OTHER kind of gun.
The 2nd Amendment was a reaction against government tyranny in the minds of the founding fathers. They did not want America to be a repeat of the Britain they had just won their independence from. They wanted an armed citizenry that the government would have to fear and respect. They wanted a people who would be capable of rising up against tyrant government. They wanted a people capable of rising up against abuses of power.
Obama and his ilk have been trying to take us back to the status of a disarmed and therefore helpless people ever since.
Patrick Henry in 1775 said, “They tell us that we are weak — unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Three million people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.”
Noah Webster said, “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.”
Richard Henry Lee said, “Militias, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves and include all men capable of bearing arms. To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
Does that sound like he meant that Americans ought to have the right to shoot at squirrels but not the right to defend themselves from the far more dangerous vermin threatening them???
John Adams said, “Arms in the hands of the citizens may be used at individual discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny or private self-defense.” Thomas Jefferson said, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” And if that isn’t strong enough Jefferson also said, “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms in his own lands.”
And Patrick Henry again said, “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.”
Thomas Paine said also in 1775, “The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside. Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the use of them; the weak would become a prey to the strong.”
Which is another way of saying that if you don’t want to be a victim of a criminal thug or an even worse criminal thug government, exercise your right to keep and bear arms. And anybody who tries to take away our guns is trying to take away our freedom and our security.
Samuel Adams said, “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” We have seen how much Democrats value human life given the fact that they have butchered more than 55 million human beings conceived in America in their abortion mills. And we have now seen that they don’t value the right to liberty, the right to property or the right to self-defense any more than these murderers value the right to life.
And which is to therefore to say that Obama and his ilk are precisely why the founding fathers enumerated the right to keep and bear arms in the first place. Democrats are bad people who want to take away your ability to protect yourself so they can dominate and crush you with their totalitarian government system. Period. And they are the worst kind of liars who deliberately distort and fabricate history to get what they want.
There have been more than a hundred million human beings who could have told you that their governments first took away their guns and then took away their lives. But alas, their governments murdered them and their voices are forever silent until Judgment Day. But their silent testimonies scream to every non-fascist who yearns to be free from tyranny. And to the extent that liberals give a damn about what Hitler did to the millions of disarmed Jews he murdered, to the extent that they care about the millions of disarmed Ukranians that Stalin starved to death, to the extent they understand how many tens of millions of disarmed Chinese Chairman Mao murdered with his incompentence and malevolence in his Great Leap Forward, well, one can only conclude that they want all that to happen here, too. Because what liberals most cherish is the ideal of the American people being cowed and defenseless against giant government.
The founding fathers framed the right to keep and bear arms as a moral issue: you have a God-given right to defend yourself, your family, your home and your place of business. Anybody who would try to take that right from you is an immoral person. Liberals also frame gun control as a moral issue; but on their “morality” government is God, and if your god wants to deprive you and your family of liberty and life, you are an immoral person for wanting to have any means to protect yourselves from the State. But they dishonestly bait-and-switch that their real moral argument with a different pseudo-argument: that guns kill people and if we take away the guns people won’t kill people.
It’s a lie no matter how you slice it. Did you know that, “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns”????? Did you know that the Aurora, Colorado psycho who went to town in the movie theater chose the only movie theater among the seven that were close to him (he actually drove by movie theaters to get to his target!) that had been designated as a gun free zone??? Did you know that the states and the cities with the tightest gun control laws lead the nation in gun crime??? Go to Obama’s and Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago and tell me what life is like there. Why on earth do you think taking away guns from law-abiding people would do anything other than embolden the criminals and murderers to prey on the helpless victims???
The day that Obama succeeds in taking away your right to guns is the day that you declare that you, your spouse and your children do not deserve to live. Because it will be the day that you agree with Obama that rather than being a human being with the God-given right of self-defense, you are nothing more than a farm animal – and if the government decides it is time to cull the herd, then off to the slaughter house you will meekly go.
Obama believes that only he and his family merit protection with guns. The rest of you herd animals don’t deserve it. The Journal News that published the names and addresses of gun owners along with a map showing how to get to their homes afterward decided that while the rest of the meat animals don’t have a right to be defended with guns, they do. And they hired armed security like the hypocrite fascists that they as liberals are.
I made the point that liberals (a.k.a. fascists) have been playing fast and loose with the Constitution before they abolish it entirely. Consider the recent liberal law professor from liberal Georgetown University who called on America to scrap its “archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil” Constitution. Consider the Obama judge who ruled that the Constitution doesn’t give Americans the right to bear guns even though the 2nd Amendment very definitely says “keep and bear.” The Constitution is merely an inconvenient document that needs to be thrown aside for the left to exalt in the power it seeks over the people. Consider the incredible attitude that liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has toward the Constitution. Consider the cynical and manipulative attitude the collectivist Supreme Court liberals have displayed toward the Constitution. Consider the mocking attitude that Democrats repeatedly displayed toward the Constitution in their ramming ObamaCare down the now-collectivist American throat. Consider that Democrats don’t believe that their right to power by regulating the people has ANY constitutional limits. Consider the Democrats who went on record boycotting the U.S. Constitution. Consider how Democrats demand that government grow larger and more powerful and that religion grow smaller and more marginal when our founding fathers demanded the exact opposite. Consider the abject dishonesty and hypocrisy of Democrats for refusing to allow ANY ID checks for voting so illegals can vote Democrat but demand restrictions up the whazoo for those who wish to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights. Consider that whereas our Declaration of Independence clearly says that all of our rights and liberties are based on GOD, Democrats actually took God out of their party’s platform last year. Which is to state that Democrats declared that God has nothing whatsoever to do with the rights they want to take away from the American people or the new “rights” they want to impose on the American people. Consider that similarly, Obama demands the government-forced redistribution of wealth whereas our founding fathers had said, “Over our dead bodies!” And consider Obama’s dismissive attitude toward the Constitution as a flawed document by deeply flawed people. And realize that our Constitution is headed for the dung pile of history as Democrats who have already largely killed the tree of liberty by a death of a thousand cuts are now increasingly demanding that the dead husk of that tree be chopped down once and for all.
If Obama really wanted to deal with gun violence, he would come clean on what happened in Benghazi, Libya where the first American ambassador since Jimmy Carter was screwing up the planet was murdered along with the three other Americans who died trying to keep him alive. If Obama really wanted to deal with gun violence, he would finally explain why his government ordered thousands of the very assault weapons he most demonizes to be placed in the hands of drug cartel killers in Mexico. The fact of the matter is that Obama doesn’t give a damn about gun violence; he just wants to finally end the ability of the American people to protect and defend themselves against his next wave of fascist abrogation of the Constitution and the American way of life.
Democrats’ goal is to make certain that you are powerless and helpless against the coming Antichrist. Obama’s most cherished goal is, to put it in Orwellian terms, “a government boot stomping on a human face forever.”