President Obama’s new spokesman Josh Earnest was out getting a work out spreading the word about President Obama’s criminal agenda. This time he was addressing how President Obama was looking to act outside the rule of law to restrict your rights to own a firearm. Earnest said, “The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer. We’re always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for robust legislative action.” I love how progressives always think the solution to any problem is another law. The problem clearly is that you are too stupid, and have too much freedom. President Obama does not have the authority to limit our 2nd Amendment rights. That would require an amendment to the constitution. So any action he would be taking would be outside the rule of law.
Honestly I have to say I just “love” how easily President Obama flips the bird to the laws of this nation. How easily the arrogance necessary to perpetuate this myth that he somehow has the authority to alter federal law from the White house, comes to him. It truly is amazing.
Earnest also had this to say. “The question I think really facing lawmakers right now is what common sense steps can Democrats and Republicans take to reduce the likelihood of gun violence. And there are some, and they have unfortunately been bottled up in Congress and that is a disappointment to the president. But that’s not going to stop the president from continuing to push for administrative steps that we can take to help reduce gun violence”. Once you hear the phrase “common sense steps” whatever comes next is pointless. Common Sense Steps is progressive lingo for, government regulation and control. Once they start pushing for “common sense reforms” they already have a list of demands, and are firing up the propaganda machine to blast conservatives for hating children and bathing in a pool of orphan’s tears.
Besides the obvious issue of President Obama’s criminal actions, there is the issue that his administration continually perpetuates this idea that there is a legislative solution to this problem. They believe that the American People are dim witted sheep, and that if they keep harping on this idea of restricting liberty for safety, eventually they will cave and welcome be dominated. The “common sense reforms” they are seeking aren’t anything new. They are concepts that have been tried in the past, and have been documented to fail. They want to close the “gun show loophole” the loophole that doesn’t actually exist, but they want to close it anyways. Registering firearms, background checks, and of course a ban on the sale of scary looking semi-automatic firearms. The problem is that these ideas have been tried, and they have failed.
Now Progressives have officially checked out, they are prepping their, “you hate children, your wrong, guns are evil” arguments. That is because, unfortunately they would rather ban guns, lets not beat around the bush that is their end goal, than solve the problem. Guns are not the problem. A gun did not cause that shooting in Oregon. A gun is a chunk of steal and plastic, a device designed to harness the energy released by the combustion of gun powered, to propel a projectile out of the barrel. It is incapable of committing mass shootings. No amount of criminal actions, or progressive ignorance and bigotry can change that simple fact. A gun is an inanimate object, no different than a car, propane tank, knife, chair, or pressure cooker. Banning firearms is not going to prevent murders, because the gun does not cause the murder, end of story. Murders are perpetrated by people. The solution does not lie in disarming the people of this country, but rather by dealing with the crumbling society that is producing these murders.
Our culture is crumbling, and all progressives can say is “ban something else”. Rome is on fire, and the want to legislate wine consumption. If we do not address the social issues that are pushing these people over the edge, past the brink of insanity, they will find ways to act on their impulses. No amount of legislation can solve this problem. No mater what progressives tell you, you cannot legislate morality. We as a society are the only people with the power to fix this problem. President Obama illegally regulating firearms is a political stunt to please his progressive base. Common Sense firearm legislation is a nice trick to allow for progressive to continue to exploit the symptoms of our crumbling culture.
You have two choices. If you like the give a mouse a cookie approach, support President Obama and his criminal actions. But if you want to actually address the structural issues causing these problems join me and working on creating a culture that cares for its members. A society that supports one another. A community that acts out of compassion. The first option is one of force and oppression, the second option is one of individual liberty and responsibility. The choice is yours. Personally I am choosing individual liberty and responsibility. What’s yours.