The Annoyed Man wrote:I’ve posted a direct link to the text of this house bill elsewhere on these pages. At the top, there are by my count 155 democrat sponsors/cosponsors. There are only 193 democrats in the House, which means that just over 80% of democrats in the House support this bill.
They sponsored or cosponsored this bill to violate the civil rights of innocent Americans by infringing our right to keep and bear militia arms. Is that a de facto declaration of war on the Bill of Rights, or do they have to actually vote for the legislation on the House floor to be in open rebellion against the United States Constitution?
Yes, it is a de facto declaration of war on the Bill of Rights. The democrat party, as currently constituted, believes that the Bill of Rights is a list of permissions, granted by gov’t
; when the truth is that it is a list of fundamental human rights
, which were enumerated for the specific purpose of warning gov’t away from messing with them.
The nation’s democrats will more vociferously defend the right of a woman to kill her baby in the womb, than even the right to freedom of speech and religion......when the former is the product of “penumbras and emanations”, and the latter are actual enumerated rights protected by the 1st Amendment, listed by our Founders as necessary underpinnings of a free state. Those founders also enumerated the right to keep and bear arms as necessary to the continued security
) of that free state. Democrats think less of: (A) your freedom of speech and religion; (B) your right to keep and bear arms; and (C) the maintenance of a secure and free society; than they think of the right to terminate a pregnancy for the sake of convenience.
I am NOT trying to open up a debate on abortion rights. Whether or not I like it or think it is moral, it seems to be a matter of settled law. I am merely trying to put the primary constitutional issues of our time - abortion rights, freedom of speech/religion, and firearms rights - into the democrats’ perspective; because freedom of speech and gun rights are ALSO matters of settled law, going all the way back to the founding of the nation. In the democrat party’s world view, the two enumerated rights have less value than the unenumerated right to terminate a pregnancy. The two enumerated rights are absolutely foundational underpinnings of a free society; but democrats do not view them as such. The unenumerated right is one that was adjudicated into existence, and democrats think it is more important than the other two. They have demonstrated that belief by their actions, which speak more loudly and clearly than their words.
Why? Because they fundamentally do not believe in having a free society. They are all about the administrative state, in which people have permissions rather than rights, and free citizens are actually more like subjects.