LIBERALS SEEM CONFUSED ABOUT OUR TYPE OF GOVERNMENT – Tea Party Nation
January 11, 2016
Upon viewing some of the comments made by run-of-the-mill Liberals, left wing pundits in the media and high government officials like Obama and his surrogates it seems clear that they are somehow confused about the type of government that our founders established. Excuse me, but as I learned in elementary school, this is NOT a “Democracy”, it is a “Constitutional Republic” where elected officials represent the citizenry and the basic rights of citizens are guaranteed by a Constitution. In a “Democracy” the governing rules can change at any time a majority of citizens decide that they have changed their minds. Because of this a “Democracy” for want of a better descriptive term, is subject to “mob rule”. In contrast, in our form of government the majority is not permitted to arbitrarily oppress the minority.
The following is for those from Rio Lindo and/or those others who were “educated” in government schools where the basic tenants behind the establishment of our government and the core principles of our founders were both ignored.. Because our founders were well aware of past abuses under both Democracies and tyrannical governments, our governmental framework was established to protect the individual from both the rule of the mob as well as a tyrannical government by providing certain rock hard and fast Constitutional rights that cannot be legally abrogated by either legislation or so-called “Executive Action” by the Executive branch of government. Amending the Constitution was deliberately made hard and difficult so that the temporary enthusiasms of the great unwashed masses could not easily abrogate the rights of the minorities in our society. Apparently Obama, who touts himself as a Constitutional scholar, was again asleep in law school when this basic concept was covered. Likewise, a number of state and local jurisdictions, like Chicago, who keep passing clearly Unconstitutional restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of their citizens also seem to be ignorant of the settled law on this matter despite the clear US Supreme Court rulings on such violations of the rights of citizens.
I have recently noticed that this ignorance of our actual governmental safeguards is still clearly and routinely being ignored in the arena of gun control by a whole lot of people who should know better. A number of left wing individuals including Obama and a lot of pundits on NPR, who I have listened to, and many others in the left wing media are claiming that just because some questionable surveys state a majority of citizens support “gun control” in the form of universal background checks that they can just march ahead and impose additional severe restrictions on other rights of individuals that directly conflict with the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
One example was his allegation that he could stop those on the “No Fly” list from purchasing firearms. This so-called terrorist list has been rife with errors and mistakes and it is estimated by some that a whole lot of the people on the list are there wrongly. Additionally, in addition to the rampant errors, it is reported that less than 1% of those who have been identified as terrorist suspects on the terrorist watch list are on this list so this list is a bad joke and an example of the incompetence of our government. For example, while tens of thousands of terrorists suspects are conspicuous by their absence, numerous instances of members of the Conservative media, infants and children have appeared on the list and there is no effective way to get yourself removed. In a law suit filed by several individuals who attempted to get themselves removed from this list Judge Anna Brown of Oregon said the program is so lacking in providing fairness that it’s Unconstitutional. I also beg to differ that there was and never has been any legal justification for using such a screwed up list to deny Americans their Constitution rights. However, apparently something being Unconstitutional and/or screwed up seems to pose very little in the form of an obstacle to Obama and his cronies who are proposing to infringe upon the rights of Americans. Sorry, but public opinion surveys even if true, which is very questionable, and the alleged executive authority of the President do not trump the rights of individuals under the Constitution.