Ronald Reagan once told us that America was that shining city on a hill and our best days were ahead of us, because America was a great and free nation.
Now, after seven and a half years of a President and a political party that hate America, the words of Ronald Reagan ring hollow. Today we watch freedom slip even further away. And this time, we should all be alarmed.
What is going on now that is so alarming?
Benjamin Franklin famously was asked after the Constitutional Convention of 1787, “What kind of government have you given us?” He replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” The last few days have witnessed the beginning of the final transformation of America from a republic to an bureaucratic dictatorship. This is being engineered by the Democrats, with the willing assistance of most of the Republicans.
On June 12th, a jihadist attacked the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. 49 people were murdered and over 50 wounded. The Democrats, or as I like to refer to them, “the Party of Treason,” never miss a crisis to exploit.
Led by the America hater in chief, Barack Obama, the Democrats immediately demanded more gun control, even though all of their rules and regulations, current and proposed, would not have stopped the Orlando jihadist.
The liberals even came up with a catchy little meme for their assault on liberty. “No fly, no buy.” That means, if you are on the no-fly list, they say you should not be able to buy a gun. Note to the low information voters. The Orlando jihadist was not on the no fly list and this idiotic proposal would not have stopped him.
Soon to be voted out of office Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk immediately reached across the aisle to join bat guano crazy liberal California Democrat Diane Feinstein to enact a new law that would prevent anyone on the no fly list from buying a firearm.
Memo to liberals. The no fly list is not mentioned in the Constitution. The right to keep and bear arms is.
The no fly list is the ultimate usurpation of the elected branches of government by the bureaucracy. This is the advent of dictatorship by the administrative branch of government. Nameless, faceless bureaucrats in the government put people on the no-fly list. The reasons someone is put on the no fly list are mysterious. Most often, people do not even discovery they are on the no fly list until they want to take a trip someplace.
There is a 6-year-old boy in Canada who is on the no fly list. He might have been dangerous three years ago with a loaded diaper, but today? Ted Kennedy, the late Massachusetts Senator was on the no fly list.
Wait, maybe the government did get that one right.
How do you get off the list? If you can afford to sue, you go to court and maybe win. If you have a sympathetic Congressman or Senator, they might be able to help. I spoke this past week with a Congressman who told me the horror story of one of his constituents who was placed on the no fly list for no apparent reason. Only with threats from his Congressman was he able to get off the list.
Imagine what would happen if this idiotic law is passed. The same government bureaucracy that gave us Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting scandal could now deny anyone their Second Amendment rights, simply by putting someone on a list. How many millions of Americans would suddenly discover they could no longer buy guns because some faceless, anonymous bureaucrat put them on a list? How many more would discover at an airport somewhere, they could not take a flight to their destination?
Today we watch freedom slip further away. The Republic is dying. Barack Obama wants the socialist bureaucratic dictatorship to take over. Donald Trump is apparently okay with the idea of bureaucrats deciding what constitutional rights we get to enjoy. The Democrats are pushing forward with their plan to use the bureaucracy to strip away our constitutional rights.
Unfortunately, few Republicans are standing up to this.