Quick, name someone smarter than the founders of America and crafters of our Constitution and system of self-governance. No names come to mind? Here’s one – David Cohen. Who’s David Cohen, one might ask? Mr. Cohen is a liberal “constitutional scholar” and a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. In its latest issue Mr. Cohen has come right out and said what so many libs truly want to – it’s time to completely repeal the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Titled “Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment,” Cohen opens his ‘insightful’ column with this nugget, “I teach the Constitution for a living. I revere the document when it is used to further social justice and make our country a more inclusive one.”
Is there reason to read further? The man views the Constitution as an instrument for social justice and inclusion. Amazingly, Cohen has not found a way to extract the importance of combating global warming from the Constitution or Bill of Rights (yet). He reveres our Constitution so long as it’s being used to advance an agenda he approves of, but anything else must be repealed and taken away.
Mr. Cohen continues, “But sometimes we just have to acknowledge that the Founders and the Constitution are wrong. This is one of those times. We need to say loud and clear: The Second Amendment must be repealed.
…The Second Amendment needs to be repealed because it is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact. When the Second Amendment was adopted in 1791, there were no weapons remotely like the AR-15 assault rifle and many of the advances of modern weaponry were long from being invented or popularized.
Sure, the Founders knew that the world evolved and that technology changed, but the weapons of today that are easily accessible are vastly different than anything that existed in 1791. When the Second Amendment was written, the Founders didn’t have to weigh the risks of one man killing 49 and injuring 53 all by himself. Now we do, and the risk-benefit analysis of 1791 is flatly irrelevant to the risk-benefit analysis of today.
Gun-rights advocates like to make this all about liberty, insisting that their freedom to bear arms is of utmost importance and that restricting their freedom would be a violation of basic rights.
But liberty is not a one way street. It also includes the liberty to enjoy a night out with friends, loving who you want to love, dancing how you want to dance, in a club that has historically provided a refuge from the hate and fear that surrounds you. It also includes the liberty to go to and send your kids to kindergarten and first grade so that they can begin to be infused with a love of learning. It includes the liberty to go to a movie, to your religious house of worship, to college, to work, to an abortion clinic, go to a hair salon, to a community center, to the supermarket, to go anywhere and feel that you are free to do to so without having to weigh the risk of being gunned down by someone wielding a weapon that can easily kill you and countless others.”
The lack of ability to deduce and reason by such ‘enlightened’ individuals as Mr. Cohen never ceases to amaze. True when the Second Amendment was written there were no AR-15 rifles. Precisely the point. All they had were muskets, so if you had a musket too you were on equal footing. Since no one would be attacking with an AR you didn’t need one. Now ARs exist and so the baddies use them. What should we law-abiding citizens have to protect ourselves? Should we still be using muskets? Sling shots? No, that would place us on unequal footing. The reason WE need them now is because THEY have them now.
Should the United States not have tanks, fighter jets or aircraft carriers because when the Constitution was written no such things existed nor could anyone possibly have imaged such instruments of destruction?
Like any good liberal media lapdog, Rolling Stone has joined the chorus blaming the NRA for the murder spree of Muslim extremist Omar Mateen who slaughtered 50 people at the “Pulse” a gay nightclub.. Somehow these bright, educated and enlightened individuals actually seem to believe if we just make guns illegal then the commission of crimes using guns will go away.
Here’s a question for Cohen, Obama, Hilary and the rest of the gun-grabbers – Omar Mateen, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik (San Bernardino shooters), Nidal Malik Hasan (Ft. Hood shooter), Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez (Chattanooga shooter) – were any of them NRA members?
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]