“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live,” according to the late Robert Kennedy (D).
It appears the banter and support on the Hill for gun legislation is all but dead, as powerful arms of the NRA, gun owners and pressures of reelection time pounds on the Capitol doors of both parties.
Whether it is Sandy Hook, Immigration or the Boston Marathon it certainly appears this White House selectively follows the Constitution of the United States actively appearing in the aftermath.
Americans relish their freedoms; too often unaware when they are losing their paid perpetual insurance policy – Constitutional Rights.
Sitting in the presidential office is a man who has studied Constitutional Law, and for whatever reason, appears to create his version out of impatience.
Bypassing the Constitution process should never be a reason to push any presidential agenda. Americans should always question such legislation which should have been delegated by Congress; instead becomes a creation of “special needs,” as executed by this president – power he believed necessary in response to the Newtown tragedy.
Our Constitution is not about wants. . .but about what is right. We should be concerned as to the manner in which the process is done. There is no value to a guaranteed “right,” if the guarantee and the “right” disappear, where the government will always argue that its needs are special. Special-need was not made part of the Bill of Rights for that exact reason.
Over and over again, history shall always predict the future, when people allow stupidity, greed, and power to corrupt their free society.
Few saw the Third Reich coming. Six million Jews armed with rifles could not so easily have been herded into cattle cars, but for the gradual dismantling of their rights. Trusting in assumptions and being unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once!
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