Liberal Land. That magical, mythical place where dreams come true. Usually at taxpayer expense. Public (government) education? Check. Healthcare? Check. An abortion? F-16s to Egypt/the Muslim Brotherhood? Foreign aid to countries that hate us? Check. Check. Check.
A Couple Questions
1) Which of the above – and a bus load more – are enumerated under Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution?
2) If “shadowy penumbra” and other pseudo-constitutional endeavors/programs can be funded on the taxpayer dime, why not those that are actually enumerated in the Bill of Rights? Example: When’s the last time you heard Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer or Harry Reid clamoring for public funding for every citizen wanting ammo and a Colt .45?
Okay folks, help me out here. Although Feinstein’s response to Cruz’s question would’ve done any three year-old justice, did she answer his question? Did “right of the people” as a “term of art” throw her?
Notice the seminal portion of her response:
“Isn’t that enough for the people in the United States? Do they need a bazooka? Do they need other high-powered weapons that military people use to kill in close combat? I don’t think so.”
Ground Zero in Lib Land
Temper tantrum aside, Feinstein’s rant is instructive. It’s Ground Zero at Lib Land, where the responsibility for deciding what you “need” isn’t yours, but theirs. Being so much smarter and more capable than you, Lib Landers think their job is to protect you from your own ineptitude. Draping virtually every corner of Lib Land like bunting on a band stand is some version of:
There, there, dearie. Don’t worry your pretty little head about budgets, spending, education, national defense, deficits, healthcare, foreign policy, immigration, taxes, constitutional questions or anything else. Leave that to the Big Boys to decide.
“I Don’t Think So”
Thank Di Fi for articulating the Lib Lander approach to gun control: “I don’t think so.” In other words, you don’t decide what you “need” to protect yourself and your family. They do. Because Lib Landers Know Best. After all, that magical, mythical place where the good senator and her ilk reside runs on:
- Giving you everything you “need,” whether you want it or not.
- Taking total care of you, cradle-to-grave.
- Doing all your thinking for you so you don’t need to clutter your brain with facts, decisions, or any other personal responsibilities.
- Protecting you from your own stupidity. (Usually defined as whatever they say it is.)
If the Second Amendment can be infringed based on “need,” which one is next? And what happens when a new House or Senate moves the bar and defines “need” differently? If elected officials can define and decide what weapon you “need,” how much ammo you “need” and what magazine you “need,” what else can they define and decide for you?
Last question: How much “magic” will you let them get away with?
This is a re-print of a post that originally appeared on April 18, 2013.