Remember last week when a retired SCOTUS justice said it was time to do away with the Second Amendment, finally revealing what hardcore leftists have really been after all along?
Well, this move really seemed to embolden a lot of folks on the left as more and more people are coming out in support of repealing the right to bear arms, apparently including Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Karen Carter Peterson.
The Daily Wire is reporting:
A Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee tweeted over the weekend her support for repealing the Second Amendment, linking to a piece written by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens explaining how the time had come to eliminate the Constitutional right to self-protection once and for all.
Repeal the Second Amendment https://t.co/iAIJGmWtlR
— KarenCarterPeterson (@TeamKCP) March 27, 2018
Senator Karen Carter Peterson heads up efforts to promote “civic engagement and voter participation” for the DNC.
Peterson is just the latest in a line of leftists suggesting that repealing the Second Amendment may be the only option in achieving true gun control. Last week, the response to Stevens’s article was an outpouring of support for the idea, rather than concern that a single event, where government forces failed to enforce the laws in place, would motivate the complete denigration of the Bill of Rights.
Fortunately, Peterson met with serious resistance on social media, and the Democratic Party probably isn’t likely to change its platform to outlaw all guns (at least, not until the progressive left finally wrests control). High-ranking members of the Louisiana Democratic Party, of which Peterson is a member, immediately distanced themselves from her bizarre idea.
But Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk told USA Today Network the state party is “a strong supporter of the Second Amendment” that protects Americans’ rights to bear arms.
When asked if the tweet was reflective of the party’s position or Peterson’s, Handwerk said, “Of course not.”
Those Democrats who have come out and denounced Peterson for her tweet are taking the right political steps to protect their seats in government, but in all likelihood a vast majority of them probably, in theory at least, agree with repealing the Second Amendment.
Progressives believe that a group of elites have the solutions to mankind’s problems and all this liberty nonsense gets in the way of these people getting into powerful positions and implementing policy that will usher in a utopian society.
It sounds nutty at first, but that’s the belief undergirding their worldview and is the reason why they want to consolidate power in the hands of the government. They want to force their views down on everyone else, believing others are too stupid to make good choices all on their own.
This sort of nonsense is a lot easier to pull off if your people are unarmed and you run the military. At least with the Second Amendment still intact we have the right to own weapons that would give us a fighting chance to keep our freedoms.
This is a point the left just doesn’t seem to understand, primarily because they don’t think humanity is naturally fallen and imperfect, so all they have to do is keep trying the same failed socialistic experiments and one day it’ll finally work.
It’s critical for us as American citizens to continue fighting for our Second Amendment rights and to protect the legacy of liberty left to us by our Founding Fathers.