Democrats Feeling Their Oats

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Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

Daniel Webster, March 15, 1837

 

The bozo above is planning to run for President.  Go here to read about how he made a sarcastic, he claims now, comment about nuking Americans who differ with him on the Second Amendment.  Such foolish talk is always a prelude to a civil war.

 

His inflammatory statement merely typifies the glibness with which a possible domestic conflict is viewed on the Left.  Before the Congressman utters such a sarcastic comment again here are a few things for him to consider:

 

First, it is unlikely that even the most mad US President would decide to use nukes to put down a rebellion in these United States.  Too many of his own supporters would be killed and the overall reaction would likely be for the rebellion to grow as a result of his action.

Second, a wide spread rebellion in the United States would likely have the sympathy of factions within the US military, if not their active support.  The order to nuke Americans might lead to an active revolt by the military.

Third, in the event of a widespread rebellion, the rebels would probably quickly have nukes of their own.  Most ICBMs and tactical nukes are located on bases in Red states.

 

The Founding Fathers, in all they did, struggled to pass on the blessings of liberty to their posterity.  Ensuring that the American people would remain, in the words of a British officer during the Revolution, “a people numerous and armed”, was one part of the safeguards that they gave us against tyranny.  That Mr. Swalwell, a member of Congress, does not understand this is to be deplored.  That more than a few Americans join him in his blindness is a shame, and a danger, for our time.

 

Maybe somebody forgot just what it was like.

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Tanner (Powers Boothe) Red Dawn (1984)

 

 

The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.

Justice Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States

 

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13 Comments

  1. He can start with Chicago, LA and NYC: all exhibit elevated gun-crime rates. Then, begin to solve the income inequality crisis by nuking Greenwich, CT and Malibu, CA.

    Instantly, when we think we have experienced peak stupid, another lib dem opens her/his pie hole.

    Come And Take Them.

  2. Can you imagine the media reaction if anyone on the right had said half as much as the Congressman suggested here?

  3. Schmuck represents the East Bay.

    I’ve not seen any indication that Democratic politicians or street-level Democrats have the slightest interest in undertaken commonsensical (and proven) methods of suppressing violent crime. Instead, they engage in this sleight of hand where the blame for slum crime is assigned to gun owners living in small towns and rural areas and wherein their actual project (mass confiscation of guns) is concealed while they pretend to be promoting various regulatory measures.

    There isn’t the slightest interest either in unpacking the source of the strange outlier events which trigger these bogus discussions. We have a passable idea that there isn’t one discrete cause. Some were clinically insane and belonged in an asylum (Jared Loughner, James Holmes, and, one might wager, Adam Lanza), but that’s a modest fraction of the problem.

  4. I’ve had that argument before. “Nobody could defeat the military.”

    So what is their solution if Trump really is the tyrant they believe? Tweet angrily? Stand in the street and scream?

    I would remain armed and go with a slim chance of victory than go with no chance at all.

  5. Why does the left treat 83 million law-abiding Americans and the NRA differently than illegal invaders and Muslims? Rhetorical question.

  6. You don’t have to defeat the military. You just have to outlast the irresolute political class that runs it.

  7. Precisely Ernst. Washington won the Revolution with just such a strategy. His British military adversaries called him the Fox or the Old Fox because they grasped what he was doing, even if the politicians in London did not.

  8. Liberal logic-let’s nuke a few million people to save the lives of a few hundred from gun violence. The numbers will even out in 50,000 years.

  9. Liberal logic-let’s nuke a few million people to save the lives of a few hundred from gun violence. The numbers will even out in 50,000 years.

    In fairness to the East Bay chump, that wasn’t his thesis. Still it does indicate something about the mentality of the left in our time: everyone else is expendable and no one has any core interests which merit any courtesy extended by the courts or the legislature. Manuel Azana had the same mentality. It didn’t end well.

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