Last week, I made the point that the Left can’t be trusted on anything related to the second amendment and our right to keep and bear arms. They’re not sincere about solving any issues, other than one: disarming Americans in order to make us subjects, not citizens.
More specifically, I focused on Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R-Fla) proposed legislation to ban the use of “bump stocks.”
And it didn’t take long to see evidence that proves my point.
As reported by Fox News,
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she “certainly hopes” a ban on “bump stocks” will open the door to additional gun control actions.
“They’re going to say, ‘You give them bump stock, it’s going to be a slippery slope.’ I certainly hope so,” she told a reporter at a news conference.
The reporter had asked her whether she was concerned that Republicans would make the “slippery slope” argument on “bump stocks,” used by the Las Vegas gunman to fire more rounds with a semi-automatic weapon. Pelosi said Democrats still want to push for enhanced background checks on gun purchases, which in itself is a “compromise” from even harsher restrictions favored by the party.
I just think the Democrats and their gun control lobby, led by Michael Bloomberg, are tone deaf. They refuse to understand that only law-abiding citizens abide by laws. They don’t seem to comprehend that criminals aren’t out there looking to undergo background checks.
Nothing about the Las Vegas shooting has anything to do with background checks; the only measure that could be taken is to restrict bump stocks — which do indeed change the functionality of a semi-automatic rifle, making it nearly capable of automatic firing.
However, what Rep. Curbelo must understand — indeed, the whole GOP needs to understand — are the words of Ms. Pelosi; Democrats see this as an opportunity.
Well, then we should as well. There must be four accommodating amendments to go along with Rep. Curbelos’ legislation; it can’t be just a standalone ban on bump stocks.
First of all, it should be named the 2017 Gun Owners Rights Act. In it, there should be a section for national reciprocity, another on the Hearing Protection Act, another to end the insidious restrictions on cosmetic additions that don’t alter weapon function, and lastly, an affirmation that the Second Amendment is the “law of the land” and that no municipality, county or state can wantonly restrict or infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of citizens.
This would stop Ms. Pelosi’s plan to take us down a “slippery slope” — but what we’ll find out is that the Democrats won’t support the legislation I just laid out because it ends their quest to undermine the Second Amendment.
They’re not really serious about bump stocks; it just represents a means to an end.
But when you talk about a “slippery slope,” there’s something bigger than gun control at stake. We must realize that the goal of the progressive, socialist Left is complete and unadulterated control and power. The Left must eradicate the Second Amendment so that they can do as they wish here in America.
They were oh-so-very-close to achieving that with a Hillary Clinton presidency, coming on the heels of eight years of the liberal, progressive policies of Barack Obama. Even a GOP-controlled House and Senate would not have stopped Ms. Clinton — as we see it didn’t stop Obama. There’s just too much weakness in GOP leadership at this time.
So, the Left is incensed that their fundamental transformation of America has taken a pause … but they still believe they can browbeat Republicans into submission and sadly, so far they’ve been correct.
The “slippery slope” of which Ms. Pelosi refers is similar to the idea put forth by one Robert Bork in his book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and America’s Decline. We’ve been on a very slippery slope since the advent of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs and his “war on poverty,” which has actually seen more Americans descend into poverty.
What we’re witnessing is a philosophical confrontation that asks a simple question: Who reigns supreme in America, the individual or the government? And that which stands clearly in the way of the leftist dream is the ability of the everyday American citizen to refuse, and to do so with a strong deterrent — the right to keep and bear arms.
And, as we’ve pointed out, there are progressives who refer to themselves as “moderate” Republicans who also see the institution of government being above the individual. Remember, being a progressive is not about R or D; it’s about the relationship between the government and the governed.
The “slippery slope” of Ms. Pelosi can also be seen in the Gomorrah-like descent of our culture. What was once clearly unacceptable is broadly embraced.
Who in their right mind could even begin to justify athletes not rendering honor to our national anthem and our flag? Who could’ve ever thought we’d have U.S. Army officers who are avowed communists — advocating communism in uniform?
Who would’ve ever thought you could openly advance the ideals of socialism in these great United States, and be a candidate for president?
This is the slippery slope upon which we’re already riding. Could we be just moments away from losing liberty and freedom? I mean, we have elected officials who clearly and blatantly lie with no consequence whatsoever. The lack of honor, integrity and character whereby a sitting president could receive the “Lie of the Year” award, back in 2013, shows we’re already on that slippery slope — and sadly, we accept it.
I look at today’s black community and ask, what happened to those proud strong black men that I remember who were dads, leaders, upright and principled men? A very steep, slippery slope has hit inner-city communities, and look at the results. And, of course, these depressed cities are the areas controlled by the progressive, socialist Left — the Democrats — for nearly 60 years in many cases.
We’re on a slippery slope when we have an organization founded by a white supremacist, racist, and Klan rally speaker whose goal is to exterminate “undesirables,” killing our unborn children … and when we see this organization receive American taxpayer funding year after year.
Yes, Nancy Pelosi and her ilk are right: They want the slippery slope, and there are just enough Leninesque “useful idiots” who will gladly oil and grease up the slope for our decline.
Nancy Pelosi’s words about wanting a “slippery slope” are not just about the gun control debate: it’s about everything for which America stands.
We’re right in the middle of an immense cultural and ideological civil war that will determine the future of the world’s greatest constitutional republic. If we don’t put some sand on this slippery slope in order to make it uncomfortable to continue sliding, the end for this great nation will be a certain, bottomless pit of misery and despair.
Some of those who most despise America are actually those who’ve benefited the most — academic, cultural, political, entertainment and media elites. Do they see themselves as some new ruling class that will live as if they’re in the Palace of Versailles?
Perhaps, and that brings us back as to why our Second Amendment is vital: Without it, us common folks don’t have our First Amendment rights.
The slippery slope is real, and those wanting it are dangerous.
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]