Um… I’m pretty darn sure that if our Founding Fathers intended for our Rights to be regulated, they would have come out and just said so and wouldn’t have used such words in the Bill of Rights as, “shall NOT be infringed,” and, “shall NOT be violated,” and, “Congress shall make NO law…”
Yup, Our Rights were set in stone by Our Founding Fathers. However, over a century of Progressive Marxism in this country has chipped away at those Rights to such an extent that now we have idiots like Al Sharpton running around who actually believe, “People do not have the right to unregulated rights in this country.”
A big hat tip goes out to Gonzo for bringing this to our attention:
Sharpton on 2nd Amendment: ‘People do not have the right to unregulated rights in this country’
The Daily Caller
Following a public policy meeting of African-American leaders, National Urban League president Marc Morial and National Action Network president Al Sharpton called for a new national assault weapons ban, saying the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should be regulated.
“The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are not absolute. One cannot yell fire in a crowded theater and hide behind the First Amendment,” said Morial when asked by TheDC if he supports California Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein’s assault weapon ban bill.
“And we absolutely think that the idea of banning a military style assault weapon, a weapon that I am confident that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison never laid their eyes on, is not inconsistent with the rights of those who self-protect, those who shoot, who want to participate in sporting and hunting,”
“No one has been more aggressive in our defense of the Constitution than this nation’s civil rights leaders. …We respect the Second Amendment,” Morial added. “None of these provisions speak in absolute terms.”
Uh, NO, Morial! You DO NOT respect the Second Amendment. If you REALLY respected it, you would respect that significant part of it which says, “shall NOT be infringed!”
What a lying sack of poodoo!
Of course, this is a typical tactic that the Left uses; saying they respect and cherish something, just like you and I, but they’d just like to make some changes which they, personally, feel are for the better.
Hey, Morial, why don’t you try that tactic with your wife, Michelle Miller, over at CBS News? Tell her you love and respect her, but you don’t think she means what she plainly and succinctly says she means and so you are going to fundamentally transform whatever she is says into whatever you wish her to say.
Yeah, I’m sure that would go over real swell with her…
TheDC asked Rev. Sharpton if he agreed with Morial’s comments.
“Absolutely, I mean if you look at the Second Amendment it was that you would have militia to protect yourself in case the government came and attacked citizens,” he responded.
“First of all, if the government were to come to disarm you, you would not be able to use an automatic weapon to defend yourself. Let’s be serious. We’re in a world of drones now so the Second Amendment would not help you in that area. It is absurd to try to cite that.”
LOL! He certainly doesn’t understand guerrilla warfare; you use your knife to acquire guns; your guns to acquire mortars; your mortars to acquire tanks; your tanks to acquire aircraft; your aircraft to acquire… Well, you get the picture.
The guns are a stepping stone to bigger and better weapons when the sh@t hits the fan and you find yourself in the cross-hairs of a fascist government.
“People do not have the right to unregulated rights in this country,” Sharpton continued. “And I think that for those that use the Second Amendment [they] are conceding that they have no argument on why you need a magazine with 100 rounds of ammunition or 30 rounds of ammunition.”
Reasonable Argument #1: Because, I’m a terrible shot… Really, I swear. One bullet isn’t enough for me. I need, like, a thousand rounds just to hit the backside of a barn. Honest!
Reasonable Argument #2: Because, violent mobs, by definition, are not a single person.
Reasonable Argument #3: Because, if I have to defend myself from my government because Progressive Marxist @ssholes like you, Al Sharpton, have turned the government against its People, I’m gonna’ need all the firepower I can get!
Sharpton also said “everybody is regulated with every right,” using airports as an example.
“I don’t have the right to tell them at the airport that I cite the Constitution so I’m not showing you my ID and walk through,” he said.
There you have it folks; the Left will always use a prior violation of your Rights to justify another, bigger violation of your Rights. First, they took away our sawed-off shotguns, then our machine guns ( with the help of the NRA! ). Then, they used those violations of our Rights to enact Clinton’s Assault Weapons Ban. That’s how they do it. If they get this new Assault Weapons Ban passed, they’re gonna’ use it in the future as justification for taking your handguns and hunting rifles. Mark my words!
Morial said he is “waiting for someone to suggest that the Second Amendment gives them the right to own a tank and to park it in their driveway.”
Um… What point are you trying to make, Mr. Morial? Just like owning an automobile, it’s perfectly legal to own a tank. Sheesh! What a moron!
The group of more than 60 leaders were meeting to discuss “federal policy recommendations” for President Obama and Congress.