Hillary Clinton talked with a familiar face on Sunday, and answered one question in the usual evasive way. George Stephanopoulos (ABC), who held top positions in Bill Clinton’s White House, asked her whether the US 2nd Amendment to the Constitution gives the individual the right to bear arms.
Hillary responded, opening with this: “If it is a Constitutional right…”
There is no “If” regarding the 2nd Amendment. The origin and intent are clear. Furthermore, never has it been more critical for Americans to have a right to self-defense as the US government negligently releases violent foreign nationals into the interior. Communities are not informed. Names of those released are not on the public record, as are records of offenders who are US citizens or legal immigrants.
Even left of center newspaper The Boston Globe appeared shocked at the deception practiced by the administration of President Barack Obama. That administration is dominated almost exclusively by politicos who worked for Bill Clinton or his family foundation. The newspaper reported on some of those released into unsuspecting neighborhoods in the US:
“Recent reoffenses include more than 130 murders or attempted murders since 2010, according to a letter ICE provided in February to Senator Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican who is chairman of the Judiciary Committee.”
That threat is without ongoing dangers posed by lone wolf style terrorist attacks.
Regardless of threats, the history of the United States includes an express right to every citizen to bear arms, dating to a time when there was no standing army but rather militias who saw to defense as needed.
The libertarian magazine Reason broke down Mrs. Clinton’s anti-2nd Amendment stance including her absolute denial of the right to self-defense:
“Self-defense is conspicuously absent from Clinton’s list of legitimate things people do with guns.”
The National Rifle Association pointed out another danger in the unlikely event the scandal-plagued former secretary of state should become president, quoting Hillary Clinton directly:
“[T]he Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”
Mrs. Clinton is hostile in general to the US Bill of Rights, the amendments added to the US Constitution imposing limits on government powers over individual rights.
After the attacks on US properties in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, then-secretary of state Mrs. Clinton gave false information about what caused the terrorist attacks, blaming a hapless amateur filmmaker for a work attempting to satirize a major prophet in Islam. That filmmaker’s 1st Amendment rights were trampled. Not one national media outlet spoke up about the egregious wrong.
The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution is crystal clear:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Try as they may, revisionists have not been able to kill the 2nd Amendment.
There is no “If” there. Mrs. Clinton’s sly use of that word indicates GOP nominee Donald Trump is right about her intent to kill the 2nd Amendment.
The NRA has endorsed Trump for president. So have I. I am also a member of the NRA.
Imagine the justices Mrs. Clinton would attempt to appoint to the Supreme Court. A nightmare for liberty, that.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/June 8, 2016)
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