by Jack Lee
Is it ever justifiable to undermine one of our civil liberties in the name of security? The fact that some people would even think that it’s okay is disturbing. Why so? Because all rights are inextricably linked and you can’t compromise or undermine one without compromising the others.
If you follow the legislation coming out of Sacramento in the last few years then you are aware of a concerted effort by a small block of determined liberals, known as the gun-grabbers. They try to pass every sort of wacky, good for nothing, restrictive gun legislation their imaginations will allow. At the same time they are trying to justify this dangerous radicalism under the pretext of your personal security.
“If it only saves one life” is their new mantra. Can you imagine what kind of country we would have today if that was the litmus test used by our founders? What rights might we enjoy without risk? That leftist rhetoric is meant to justify taking away some freedom and this is the first thing to happen in the wake of any tragic event involving a firearm. Liberals know this is a great time to sidestep logic and exploit our emotions. Most recently we saw this baloney come from Barack Obama and Joe Biden over the crazy guy at Sand Hook. Biden said, “As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking. But, I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.” In other words, [responsible] would be a nation-wide gun ban on anything our dear federal authorities deemed appropriate, starting with those so-called [Assault Weapons]. Hey, we tried it already Joe!
The “saving a life” canard is just blatant hypocrisy designed to play on our emotions. Emotions manipulate voters in ways that logic and facts can’t. It’s disturbing that this false argument has been so effective on so many! Good luck America…we’re going to need it!