|“We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business--and then we're gonna "help" a lot of gun-owners and gun companies, too!"|
‘Can’t you?’ the Queen said in a pitying tone. ‘Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.’
Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said: ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’
‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”--Lewis Carrol, A
""But that's not what I asked," Stephanopoulos interjected. "I said, do you believe that their conclusion that an individual's right to bear arms is a constitutional right?"
Donald Trump falsely claims Hillary Clinton 'wants to abolish the 2nd Amendment'
Hate to break it to you, Politifact, but sometimes Politicians Have Agendas That They Hide From Voters! Shocking, I know.
I don't remember Richard Nixon promising voters that he would break into Democrat Headquarters at the Watergate, do you? Or Bill Clinton promising to treat the White House secretarial pool like the Love Grotto at the Playboy Mansion?
Do you remember the Clintons and Rodhams promising to buy and sell pardons like a gang of banana republic kleptocrats at the end of Bill's last term? Even Democrats were pissed about that--until it fell into the Memory Hole, Never To Be Mentioned Again In Polite Company. Hell, they won't even ask her about wearing a $13,000 Armani jacket to an inequality speech or her upcoming FBI interrogation, so who cares about the Great Pardon Fire Sale from Yesteryear?
Do you recall Barack Obama campaigning to be the Father of Iran's Nuclear Program? Yet he is. When he whispered to the Russian diplomat that he would bend over for Putin after he was re-elected, he was trying to hide it from the voters. Politifact: "We can find no evidence that Barack Obama will be Vladimir Putin's doormat if elected."
Hillary won't say you have a right to bear arms and she won't say she wants to abolish that right, either. But she wants to let every local jurisdiction pile on regulation upon restriction to effectively end it. And she wants to allow crippling lawsuits against manufacturers, gun shops, retailers, ammo makers, advertisers, shooting ranges and anyone even remotely related to gun commerce.
It would be like telling you that you have a right to automobile travel--but creating a successful lawsuit culture against car-makers, gas stations, road-builders, mechanics, tire dealers and racetracks. Every time a car crashed, or a shopping cart dinged your car in a parking lot or you got a parking ticket, massive lawsuits would kick in. You might have a theoretical right to automobile travel, but you would be walking.
She doesn't want to amend the Constitution. That would be the honest way, not the Clinton Way. She wants to abolish it--without her fingerprints on it.
Many a would-be dictator have choked on the fact that Americans are armed. Our Founders were counting on that--it's not a bug, it's a feature. As much as our God-given rights have been slandered and our legal rights diminished, imagine how much worse it would be if the people were disarmed.
Go Ask Alice. She'll tell you: Abolish Tyranny, not Freedom!
|"Take your stinking paws off my Constitution, you damned dirty candidape!"|