- - Thursday, June 23, 2016

The left-wing clown car stopped on Wednesday in the House of Representatives. Democrats went nuts and decided to have a sit-in and not allow the House of Representatives to do any work.

Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” While the Democrats, also known as the Party of Treason, were throwing a temper tantrum on the House floor, House Speaker Paul Ryan had to stop the business of the House at least for a few hours. While that might be a tongue in cheek victory for liberty, the goal of the Democrats is no laughing matter.

The Democrats are chanting their silly meme, “No fly no buy.” The idea is that if you are on the terrorism no fly list, you should not be able to buy a gun. The terrorism list started in 2003 as a data base to help identify potential terrorists, not to keep people off of airplanes. But it evolved.

Today, for reasons never stated, a nameless, faceless bureaucrat can put anyone on the no fly list and it is almost impossible to get off. If someone put on the list has resources, they can try to sue, but often when the case gets to court and the plaintiff demands to know why they are on the list, the government invokes the “State secrets” privilege. That privilege is invoked when there is allegedly classified information in a case and is generally used to deny access to that information.

The truth of the matter is the Democrats don’t care about terrorism. They can’t even figure out the motive for a gunman who goes into an Orlando night club, murders 49 people and in multiple calls proclaims his loyalty to ISIS. The Democrats simply want to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

Georgia Democrat John Lewis cried from the House floor, “It’s for the children.” Anytime a Democrats wants to take your life, liberty, property or rights, it is always for the children. While Democrats can never be confused with the facts but it is worth noting that in America, we have record gun ownership and now record low rates of violent crime. That statistic is of course not true everywhere. There is gun free Chicago, which had record rates of violent crime.

The Democrats’ plan goes far beyond stripping Americans of their Second Amendment rights. It is a full frontal assault on liberty. West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin said it a week ago when he announced, “Due process is killing us.” Translation, strip away the rights of all Americans and let the Democrats rule by decree.

There is a name for that. It is despotism.

If the Democrats prevail in their lunacy, anyone who is placed on the no fly list will not be able to buy a gun. What will the result be? The law won’t stop terrorism. What it will do is strip millions of Americans of their rights. The same government bureaucracy that gave us Lois Lerner and the IRS targeting scandal, will now be able to put millions of real Americans on a terrorism watch list. Remember, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security has said multiple times that the real threat to America does not come from Islamic jihadists but from “right wing extremists.”

If the Democrats get their way, millions of Americans will have a new shared experience. They will go to the airport to fly someplace for business or pleasure, only to find out at the airport, they are no longer allowed to fly.

What other due process rights do the Democrats want to take away? Perhaps the due process rights to have a jury trial? Perhaps the due process rights for free speech?

What Joe Manchin let slip was the Democrats real goal. They want to eliminate due process all together. Due process separates America from dictatorships. But the left has always had an affinity for dictatorships, so their position really isn’t that shocking.

In two weeks, America will celebrate our Independence Day. Perhaps the Democrats should be reminded of some words in our Declaration of Independence. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government.”

Our Founding Fathers warned us about people like today’s modern Democrat Party. The question is will Americans simply allow the Democrats to take our fundamental rights, like due process, or will Americans stand up against the Democrats creeping despotism?

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