In an unscheduled, behind closed doors meeting with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Obama huddled together with the Nanny Mayor to discuss ways to void the Second Amendment rights of American citizens. Also in attendance was the Puppet Master herself, Valerie Jarrett.
In an official statement after the meeting, the White House released this explanation for the get together:
“The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them and what more could be done at the state and local level to help address gun violence in America.”
Bloomberg is no stranger to attacking freedom and liberty; it’s how he earned the “nanny” label to begin with. Some of the “it’s for you own good” ideas he advocated when he ruled supreme over the citizens of New York City included: bans on Styrofoam, tobacco and trans-fats.But since leaving office, the former Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Independent mayor has spent most of his time and money ($50 million) on his gun-control initiative.
Fortunately, his anti-Second Amendment efforts—run through his “Everytown for Gun Safety” group—have failed so far, but his meeting with Obama could change that scenario.
Obama has been quite open about his desire to deny or severely restrict our gun rights, even committing to break out his “pen and phone” to issue a series of executive orders, and he has called on the nation’s governors to join him. In addition, it was just last week that Valerie Jarrett let the world know that Obama was in the final stages of drafting a proposal to be released soon.
This type of top down approach, along with the millions of dollars at Bloomberg’s disposal, could create the perfect environment for both of the Constitution-killing extremists’ to accomplish their goals.
The right to bear arms is guaranteed us in the Bill of Rights. It is just as vital to liberty as freedom of speech, religion, press and assembly — along with the remaining amendments. And it is a dangerous time we live in when the government is determined to deny us these rights under misguided and unconstitutional notion that they can do so in the name of keeping us safe.
Amazingly, this threat isn’t a new phenomenon. Check out this quote from Patrick Henry given during debates on adopting the Constitution:
“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress?
If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?”
– Patrick Henry, in Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot, ed. 1836, vol. 3 p. 168
Patrick Henry’s question is just as relevant today as it was nearly 180 years ago.
David Leach is the owner and publisher of The Strident Conservative, where you will find news and opinion that’s politically-incorrect and always “right.” He is also a frequent contributor at RedState.com.
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