The other day I had an irate anti-gun Liberal get super huffy with me when I had the temerity to remark that Barack Hussein Obama may claim that his gun control “Executive Orders” do not violate the Second Amendment, but the very act of legislating from the White House violates the Constitution no matter how in keeping with the Second Amendment his actions may be.
The President cannot create law.
The huffy Liberal snottily remarked, “Oh come on. Get over yourself! Stop hiding behind the Constitution. Nobody needs an assault rifle!!!”
I replied (echoing Mark Levin), “It’s the ‘Bill of Rights’ not the ‘Bill of Needs.'”
Where on earth do Liberals come off deciding what other people need?
The things I may need in my life could, for another person, be completely irrelevant. Just because you don’t need an “assault rifle” (whatever the hell that is), doesn’t mean that every other person in America doesn’t need one. And frankly, who gives a rat’s ass if I need an AR-15 or not? I am a free, sovereign American. I choose what I want to get for home defense. What I want is what matters, not what I need.
We all need to be hydrated, but we don’t need to buy expensive bottled water. Yet if some people are willing to waste their money on expensive bottled water, who the hell am I to say they can’t? It’s their money. It’s their choice. They are, after all, free sovereign Americans.
This belief that Government should be able to restrict the freedom of the American people based on the concept of “Americans should only be able to get what they need” is so completely foreign to the traditions and culture of America, it’s as if these idiot Liberals must have been born and raised on another planet.
And yet these fools can’t help themselves. They actually believe that it is well within the reach of the Federal Government to restrict the Second Amendment rights of citizens based on some arbitrary notion of what one needs. And who, pray tell, is going to determine what we NEED?
Since when does anybody have the right to decide for me what I may or may not need or want?
The only time another person should have a say in the needs or wants of another is if that person is the parent of an underage child.
But We the People are not Children.
And the Federal Government is not our Parent.
We can make the decisions of what we want and need all on our own.
Imagine how angry Leftists would become if you said to them, “Nobody needs to get married, therefore, gays can’t force others to let them marry.”
Imagine if you told those Leftists who drive around in their thirty-five thousand dollar BMW that nobody needs a car that costs almost as much as other people spend on their home.
Hell, for that matter, nobody needs to live in a million dollar house when a two hundred thousand dollar house would be perfectly suitable. And, really, since we only need shelter, they can just prop a tent in an empty lot and be done with it. Nobody NEEDS to buy a site-built house.
Nobody NEEDS to send their children to posh, elite private school when there are public schools.
Nobody NEEDS to own more than one television, computer, or car.
Liberals would go ape-shit crazy if you tried to dictate those things in their own lives.
But for some reason, they believe the Federal Government can restrict your Second Amendment rights based on what they determine you NEED.
Three years ago, the last time Obama was trying to push through his “gun control legacy,” I wrote a column called Harry Potter and the Bill of Needs. Here it is in its entirety.
[Oh, and it is also one of the columns available in my first volume of columns, RANT: Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama]
Harry Potter and the Bill of Needs- January 14, 2013
I love the Harry Potter books. Back in December, I read through all seven again just for fun. I was struck by a theme from Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix that sounded vaguely familiar to what has been brewing since the Newtown Massacre. Harry and his classmates get a new Defense Against Dark Arts Teacher, a Ministry of Magic hag named Dolores Umbridge. On instructions from the Ministry of Magic, Umbridge is placed at Hogwarts to ensure that the students are not allowed to actually practice and learn to use defensive spells.
Some snippets from Chapter 12 of the book:
“Well, Miss Granger, I think the course aims are perfectly clear if you read them through carefully” said Professor Umbridge in a voice of determined sweetness.
“Well, I don’t,” said Hermione bluntly. “There’s nothing written up there about using defensive spells.”
There was a short silence in which many members of the class turned their heads to frown at the three course aims still written on the blackboard.
“Using defensive spells?” Professor Umbridge repeated with a little laugh. “Why, I can’t imagine any situation arising in my classroom that would require you to use a defensive spell, Miss Granger. You surely aren’t expecting to be attacked during class?” Professor Umbridge looked up.
“This is school, Mr. Potter, not the real world,” she said softly.
“So we’re not supposed to be prepared for what’s waiting for us out there?”
“There is nothing waiting out there, Mr. Potter.”
“Oh, yeah?” said Harry. His temper, which seemed to have been bubbling just beneath the surface all day, was reaching boiling point.
“Who do you imagine wants to attack children like yourselves?” enquired Professor Umbridge in a horribly honeyed voice.
“Hmm, let’s think…” said Harry in a mock thoughtful voice. “Maybe… Lord Voldemort!”
Now, how about this quote:
“But we can start by dealing with the issues of guns. There’s too many guns. The British are not coming. The Russians — the Russians are not coming. The British are not coming. We don’t need all these guns to kill people.” – Rep John Lewis, (D) Georgia (Dec, 2012)
That’s right. There are no threats to us, so we don’t need guns to defend ourselves.
We don’t NEED guns with magazines that hold more than ten bullets. We don’t NEED to own more than one firearm. We don’t NEED “assault weapons” to hunt deer. The Left loves to tell us what we need when it comes to the Second Amendment. Have you noticed?
Nobody ever says, regarding the First Amendment, “You don’t need so many 24-hour cable news channels.” “You don’t NEED something like Twitter.” “You don’t NEED so many newspapers when one national paper would be sufficient.” “You don’t NEED Rachel Maddow.”
But when it comes to the Second Amendment, suddenly, it isn’t what is our RIGHT, but what we NEED.
As Mark Levin likes to point out, it is called The Bill of Rights, not The Bill of Needs.
But don’t believe their lies. They do not care about our rights, and they most certainly do not care what we NEED. And, trust me, they do not give a damn about the Bill of Rights or the Constitution in general (unless it’s to tirelessly defend abortion “rights” or to advocate the “separation of Church and State”). The Left wants to dismantle and “fundamentally transform” this country. Gun owners are standing in the way.
Just like the Ministry of Magic, who feared that Dumbledore’s students would form an army to fight the ministry, The Left fears gun owners. I believe the Left, like Dolores Umbridge in “Harry Potter,” want to keep private citizens from having the knowledge and the practical experience with weapons because the Left, like Umbridge, fears those who can defend themselves.
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