This is a very tumultuous and critical time in the life cycle of our Constitutional Republic. It was just a few weeks ago that I penned a missive titled "Constitutional Rights vs Ideological Rights” for this conservative platform. Who would have ever thought how quickly that writing would come to fruition? I must admit, after last week's apoplectic meltdowns by the progressive socialist leftists I have to wonder if they have ever read the Constitution of these United States of America?
Let's begin with the left’s burdensome concealed carry restrictions that were overturned by the Supreme Court last week. When one reads the text of the Second Amendment, it clearly articulates that the "right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." And what is the purpose of that right? Simple, it is for the security of a free state, meaning our nation. For leftists to impart a delusional restriction forcing legal, law-abiding Americans to prove why they need to be armed and protected outside of their home is absurd and unconstitutional.
Are our freedoms of religion, speech, expression, and right to peacefully assemble relegated to our homes? No, but perhaps that is the leftist goal. This is why at the American Constitutional Rights Union we will continue to fight for our God-given rights, as we did by filing an amicus brief in the case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs. Bruen.
In essence, the left in America wants citizens to be subjects and victims to the criminals that they are releasing in droves back onto our streets. I find it quite perplexing that the Second Amendment is a specified, enumerated right of the people in our first 10 amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights. Yet, it appears that the leftists have never read the Constitution to garner that pretty basic concept.
Instead, the leftists advance their ideological agenda, disarming legal, law abiding, responsible gun owners. Remember what leftist Congressman from Rhode Island, David Cicilline said, "I don't want to hear about constitutional rights BS."
That leads to the next case of leftist derangement, the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Let's go to Article III of the Constitution where we find the duties, roles, and responsibilities of the Judicial Branch of our government. The courts are supposed to interpret the law, not make law, nor create individual rights. Sadly, this is all lost on our rather misguided leftist friends. They believe that courts should make law rather than issue decisions. Roe is not and has never been the "law of the land” because it cannot be found anywhere in the Constitution and the legislative branch has never passed it and submitted it to the executive branch to become law.
As well, there is nothing in the Constitution that grants an individual right to privacy that permits murder, by dismemberment, of an unborn child. But facts seem to get in the way of the abject irrational emotionalism of Marxists. They do not believe in the three branches of government, but rather the three branches of rule: media, academia, and the courts. Therefore, through those mediums they can force their tyrannical will and agenda upon the people by way of centralized totalitarianism.
Unfortunately, the left wants to tell us all that we cannot defend ourselves nor the most vulnerable in America—the unborn. The decision goes back to the States, where it should have been. Matter of fact, Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution lists the 18 duties, roles, responsibilities, purview, and jurisdictions of the federal government. The 10th Amendment states that all powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states, and to the people. Joe Biden has said, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. I have to wonder if he has ever read the Constitution.
Last week, Democrats and a handful of Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate passed unconstitutional "gun control" legislation. It is utterly despicable that these ideologues are going to use taxpayer funding to support an unconstitutional action called "Red Flag Laws" that violate the 2nd, 4th, and 5th amendments to our Constitution, specified, enumerated rights in the individual Bill of Rights.
Lastly, can someone explain to me how violent Antifa members can have charges dropped against them? Or how a militant leftist group called Jane's Revenge issues threats of violence and intimidation and actually firebomb property, yet not be prosecuted or named a domestic terrorist organization?
But if a concerned parent shows up at a school board meeting to exercise their First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of grievances they could be designated as a domestic terrorist.
Back on July 31, 1982, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign, and domestic. And in order to be a defender, I read, and continue to read and study the Constitution. Today, as the Executive Director of the American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU), I am proud to be on the frontlines, here in our Republic. Former members of the Reagan administration founded the ACRU to fight back against leftist ideologues who wage war against our Constitution and rule of law.
We know that the left does not care about the Constitution, but may I ask, do you? And if you do, are you willing to support and defend it?
Steadfast and Loyal.