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By: Wayne Brown
So here comes Obama again waving his executive order pen in hand as if he is some sort of anointed god sent down to save the people from themselves. He cannot wait to write out an order for increased gun control so that he can symbolically demonstrate with the swipe of a pen that he has the peoples’ best interest in mind in all that he does. In fact, in truth, he does not have the votes across the board to move any legislation through the legislative process. Biden has made that clear to him behind closed doors thus anything Biden has been assigned to do is just an exercise in stupidity in terms of the outcome.
Biden runs his mouth in a press conference and says that even if one life is saved the order will be worth it. Did Biden or anyone else mention how that saving is going to be monitored or measured? Did Biden happen to mention that the government today has no way to tell us how many lives guns have saved in overly aggressive criminal situations? No, he does not because that was never the purpose of capitalizing on the recent tragic incident. The goal is to pry the foundation out from under the 2nd Amendment opening up the opportunity to take it a little further each time some politician decides to symbolically chop away at our Constitutional rights.
Of course, Obama would love for the majority of Americans to believe that the majority of people in this country are demanding that he take action and do it now. Of course they are… that’s why he cannot get the votes to pass the legislation that he wants from either side of the aisle. No, this is simply more smoke and mirrors perpetrated by the Obama Clan to test the checks and balances of the country. It is another line in the sand which he drawing to see if anyone is willing to cross it. If they are not, he has that much more leeway to push his fundamental transformation just a little bit faster down that track toward its socialist destination.
For those who cheer on such behavior on the part of our elected elite, never doubt that false assumptions are in play here. That assumption in this case, as in many others, proffers that there are no negative consequences associated with such actions. That assumption is built on the myopic fear of guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens. That assumption concludes that it is only right that the government should take the guns away and then “we’ll all be safe”. Certainly the government can go out there and wield its self-assigned power apparently not needing any vote by the will of the people to do so…Obama is about to show you that can happen. Just remember that when he does, that is just one more time that he has circumvented the established process to exert his will on the people. If that happens then the first part of the assumption will be true but you can forget about the second part…”we’ll all be safe”. Quite the contrary, we’ll be in far more danger than we have ever been in before but you just hang on to another empty Obama promise and hold it close to your heart during the bad times.
When do we see the executive order on mental illness? When do we start testing people right and left so that the government can determine whether or not they are mentally stable enough to function freely in our society? After all, once the guns are gone and every place is declared a “gun free” zone, then who will stop that “unstable person” from entering our classrooms and beating children in the head with baseball bats? It will not be anyone with a gun…that has been pretty much determined at this point. It only makes sense that testing is the next level to determining your right to public access on a regular basis. You know what they say down at the local asylum…”Insanity is only a perspective”.
Since this president took office, he has used situations to create so-called dilemmas which he cautions must be addressed immediately for we no longer have time to look at them, consider the problem, and formulate a viable solution. No…the viable solution is what he and his comrades come up with in the backroom. The viable solution is what fits his agenda for his path to “fundamental transformation”. This president cares nothing for the Constitution or Bill of Rights. He cares nothing for checks and balances or the legislative process. He has no respect for any of it and, in turn, that attitude is beginning to show in the American people. Obama thumbs his nose at the Constitution and his supporters cheer as if he is turning something that is bad into something good. In truth, he is destroying good and replacing it with something his supporters know nothing of but will eventually learn.
We are about to see actions taken which will only have three real result in terms of impact. It will turn the majority of law-abiding, gun-owning, Americans into criminals for they are not going to give up their guns. The black-market for guns will literally flourish overnight and likely compete with the drug trade in terms of the money that changes hands. And lastly, it will do nothing of significance to keep unstable people from carrying out acts of violence against others. Obama and Holder could not keep up with a few thousand guns toss around in “Fast N’ Furious” but they want to manage the firearms of this country? Here again far too many are being blinded by urgency, emotional rhetoric, and media distortion all aimed at one goal….undermine the 2nd Amendment. Maybe that is not your amendment and you don’t particularly care but you should because one day, this administration will finally get to something that you do care about but by then it may be far too late. Ask not for whom the bell tolls.
If in reading this piece all that you can conclude is that “I must be a gun nut”, well, you are sadly mistaken. I am not a gun nut. I am not a car nut either but I do own a couple of them. The same can be said for the guns. In my opinion, whatever happens in the process of completing a 911 call is far too slow in terms of response when someone is coming into your home and threatening your family. We live in a day in time when that possibility is a reality. I do not relish the idea of shooting anyone but I take comfort in knowing that if such an event does take place in my home, I will not be at the mercy of the perpetrator nor will my family and pets.
On a broader perspective, this extends far beyond the specifics of guns and gun control. This is just one action of many that have either already been taken or will be within the next four years. Executive order has become Obama’s way to avoid compromise even when it comes at the expense of the Constitution. Regulations extending into what amounts to “laws” are being implement without any action on Congress’ part with agencies like the EPA declaring that the regulations are well within their mandate to construct and implement sans Congressional consideration. Of course, Congress has oversight ability in terms of regulatory agencies and in terms of the checks and balances system but how much actions can you expect when the Senate sits firm in the hands of Biden and Reid and anyone in the House who raises an opposition voice to anything the president desires is immediately labeled a racist and an extremist.
Of course there will not be any epiphany to come in Washington any time soon. The “Will of the People” has long since been thrown out the back window with the bath water. Our elected officials are drunk with power spending money that we as a people do not have and cannot come up with even if we tax ourselves into oblivion. But let’s not quibble; spending is not the problem according to those in charge of our fate as a nation. Guns are not the problem either but we are hell bent to make them the focus of any action taken rationalizing it on the backs of our concern for the dead children caught up a tragedy which some mental screwball implemented. Cheer that on while you stop and consider that Planned Parenthood killed almost one million potential newborns over the past three years and set a new record in 2012 for annual abortions. Who cries for those children?
Never has this country been in such a mindset as to allow itself to be led around by its nose; by its emotions, while being immersed weekly in a tirade of class warfare rhetoric from the White House. The White House…the place where our leader is supposed to live and this is the best that he can offer….divide and conquer. Keep that thought in mind as Obama signs his executive order regarding gun control and mull over the possibility of what other actions he might take that will eventually make you realize that he does not have yours or the country’s best interest in mind.
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10 January 2013