Monday, March 2, 2009

Constitutional rights, the 2nd Amendment and right wing whack jobs

I get a lot of trash mail, most of which I've solicited myself just so I can see what the lunatic fringe on the right is worrying their simple little pea brains over. This one came from "Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms." It's amusing.

Obama Lies To Gun Owners As Holder Reveals Gun Attack Plan

As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama deliberately and repeatedly lied to America's 90 million gun owners across the country when he insisted that he would not try to take away anyone's firearms, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, reacting to yesterday's remarks by Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder that the president will seek to reinstate the ban on semi-automatic firearms, said Obama "knew he was lying to the nation because his own website touted his plan to revive the gun ban and make it permanent."

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"We warned America that Obama's 'support' for the Second Amendment was empty rhetoric," he stated, "and now Holder's disclosure has confirmed it. Obama was lying, and now gun rights may be dying."

Several times on the campaign trail, Obama told voters "I'm not going to take your guns away." He said it at rallies in Duryea, Pennsylvania and in Boise, Idaho. He also told a news conference that "Lawful gun owners have nothing to fearÂ…I think people can take me at my word."

"Right now," said Gottlieb, "I wouldn't take Obama's word if he said it rains a lot in Seattle. Apparently, law-abiding gun owners have nothing to fear unless they own sport-utility rifles, semiautomatic shotguns, handguns and any other firearm that Obama and his anti-gun attorney general don't like.

"Thanks to Eric Holder, who has been far more honest than his boss about his anti-gun philosophy, it is now clear that the new president doesn't support the Second Amendment at all," he observed. "American gun owners should remind Democrats in Congress that the Second Amendment means what it says, especially when the president doesn't."

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In order to stop Obama and his fellow Democrat gun-grabbers—we need to let the Congress know with thousands of faxes telling them to leave guns alone.

Americans like you who understand what our Founding Fathers envisioned for our nation…and who are willing to fight to defend our Constitution and for what it stands.

So please, help the Citizens Committee and me defeat those who wish to gut and trash the United States Constitution.

Help me flood the U.S. Senate and the House with the sea of FAXES big enough to drown each and every Senator and Representative willing to vote away the Second Amendment.

I'm a gun owner. I grew up with guns. I've owned them all my life. As a farmer who lives 2 miles off the hard road I probably have more reason to keep and bear arms than 99.9% of those who claim to be NRA members and other factions of the lunatic right. Do I worry about someone or some gov't entity trying to take away my guns? Fuck no.
Lemme define reality for anyone who is addled enough in the brain to think their right to keep and bear arms is threatened.
In the span of my life, which covers nearly 1/4 of the history of this country . . ok, less than 1/4 but more than 1/5, there has never been a single law or policy enacted that threatened my right to keep and bear firearms. That's right, not one.

My daddy taught me how to shoot with a semi-automatic pistol, a revolver and a couple other firearms that I still have in my possession today. I taught my son how to shoot with those very same guns. No one has ever attempted suggested or in any way threatened to take those firearms from my possession. Not once. So what's up with these frantic bozos screaming about the 2nd Amendment as if there's a posey being formed as we speak whose purpose it is to go door to door and take away everyone's guns.

Now, I realize that the O Man is not the most gun savy president we've ever had. He grew up in urban environments and there's probably a good possibility that he's one of those people who have never even shot a firearm. Such weapons being almost second nature to me, it's hard for me to imagine someone being so unfamiliar with firearms, but people like that exist all around us. Many of them are the left wing granola chewing morons who believe that the removal of all guns from every citizen's possession would eliminate crime and make this a better country. Butya see, Barry O is smart. He's not a reactionary bozo who passionately attacks every issue. I'll bet he has a better grasp of the role that firearms have played in the history of this country and a better grasp of the culture and significance of gun ownership in this country than most of the right wing NRA buffoons.

So really, whether you're the NRA, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms or whatever you call yourself, just chill out. Your guns are safe. But I do have one question for you constitutional reactionaries who are so concerned with constitutional rights: where were you the past eight years when the president of the United States and his treasonous administration was treating our constitution like a piece of scrap paper?

Chew on this little piece of news you dumb fucking fascist morons:

Obama releases secret Bush anti-terror memos
By DEVLIN BARRETT and MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writers – 11 mins ago
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration threw open the curtain on years of Bush-era secrets Monday, revealing anti-terror memos that claimed exceptional search-and-seizure powers and divulging that the CIA destroyed nearly 100 videotapes of interrogations and other treatment of terror suspects.
The Justice Department released nine legal opinions showing that, following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Bush administration determined that certain constitutional rights would not apply during the coming fight. Within two weeks, government lawyers were already discussing ways to wiretap U.S. conversations without warrants.


MacDaddy said...

I think this Gottlieb guy is just using the gun issue to raise funds for himself...
And those "anti-terror" memos are scarier than Osama Bin Laden.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Right on both points Daddy. Especially the second. The past 8 yrs has showed me that nothing is more dangerous than the enemy within and our ability to be destroyed from the inside out.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Amazing how the thing those bozos fear the most happening to them doesn't concern them in the least when it happens to others.