At the same time we’re hearing the left tell us that they are saving us from ourselves with respect to guns and Biden telling us that there are “executive orders” to get around the Second Amendment, I found it interesting this week that the President signed a law reinstating Presidential lifetime protection details. So I started doing this very un-American thing called “thinking” and came up with the following.
Every VIP (Senators, Executive Branch, the Speaker) can dip into the public purse to pay for their own personal security, but would deny us the right to protect ourselves? Oh I forgot—they’re “helping” us, so this makes it OK. They’ve forgotten all about our needs because they were too busy fulfilling their own. This is hypocrisy of the highest order.
I’m actually interested to see the call volume into the House and Senate offices on this issue for a very particular reason. If it is high, as it should be because this whole debate is nonsense (see previous post on guns), that is a good thing. It means that people still believe in the system and the ability to effectively petition the government for a redress of grievances.
However, if it is low, watch out. That means people have lost faith in the system, which wouldn’t be surprising given the lack of comity between the parties over the past 3 Congresses. This means that rather than pushing back (which we should all be doing), they have resigned themselves to walk away, become doomsday preppers, and await the collapse of the Republic.
I still believe in it, so I have called my members and let them know that if they vote yes on gun control (to be read as any measures previously taken and shown to have no effect on gun violence or any measures that restrict my ability to defend myself with whatever means are available in the common market), they can count on not receiving my vote in the next election. I encourage you to do the same and also ask what the call/email volume has been over the past few weeks.
The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. These folks took an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Perhaps they should start by reading it. I understand in politics there is a lot of gray area, but there is one area that is black and white. You either believe in the Constitution or you don’t.