April 13, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Holder's Race Card Deflects from Bigger Issue
Holder’s Race Card Deflects from Bigger IssueCommentary by Sanford D. Horn
April 13, 2014
Like Aesop’s little boy who cried wolf, Attorney General Eric Holder is once again crying racism, this time before the friendly audience of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Holder’s woe is me act is beyond long in the tooth and the more he and Barack Obama shout racism, it dilutes its actual power when it is necessary as well as deflects from more urgent issues.
Make no mistake, racism is not dead in the United States – it would be foolish to suggest that it is. That would be nice, and sure, that is the dream, but unlikely to ever become reality – but not for a lack of trying. Racism will likely never die in this nation, but this is still the country that elected a black man – Barack Obama – twice.
But as Holder claims racist treatment with the left side of his mouth, there is the slight of (hand) lip while attempting to deny rights to law abiding Americans with the right side of his mouth. He claims “unprecedented, unwarranted treatment.” Holder continues to obfuscate, delay, and outright deny Congressional committees and the American people true testimony pertaining to the IRS scandal as well as other incidents.
Holder and his Justice Department have turned a blind eye to voter fraud, voter intimidation by the New Black Panther party – see Pennsylvania 2008, while claiming he is being singled out because of the color of his skin. This is utter bilge that Holder would accuse the GOP of treating him infinitely harsher that his predecessors simply because he is black. Along with the above mentioned issues, could it be that Holder’s pronouncements are his attempt to deflect from a bigger, more incendiary problem?
The 2nd Amendment: Friend of the Patriot, Foe of the Despotic Administration
United States Constitution, Amendment II: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (Ratified December 15, 1791)
At 27 words, and for 223 years, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of the shortest and one of the most important. In no uncertain terms it guarantees the right of the people – the American citizen to take appropriate, legal measures to possess firearms.
Yet, AG Holder, who already behaves as though he is above the law – a proven failure by the likes of better men, such as Richard M. Nixon – is determined to criminalize guns, legal gun ownership, and legal gun owners. He proposed a bracelet/GPS-type monitor for gun owners and guns themselves for the government to monitor and track.
G-d forbid the government should actually do its job, and pursue the real criminals instead of marking the legal, law abiding owners of firearms for potential prosecution and clearly for persecution. Legal, law abiding gun owners do not need tracking by the government, nor do they deserve such a violation of their right of privacy or a violation of their Fourth Amendment rights of illegal search and seizure. The potentiality of a wrist monitor – a la a criminal’s ankle monitor – smacks of a warrantless search. Such a tracking device seems akin to stalking. This seems beyond unreasonable.
It is positively frightening, but not surprising, that the Second Amendment continues to endure such assaults by the Obama administration. But this is a classic attempt of a despot, dictator, or authoritarian ruler to control the populous. After all, consider Germany’s Adolf Hitler, Russia’s Josef Stalin, China’s Mao Tze Tung, Uganda’s Idi Amin, and Cambodia’s Pol Pot. They had the collective goal of disarming their citizenry in order to control the lemmings as slaves or lambs led to slaughter by the millions.
Germany was considered a civilized and intelligent society, yet it allowed itself to be overrun by a hoard of fanatical hate mongers with the animalistic taste for blood. Hitler, a charismatic figure who was legally elected, said in 1942, “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared for their own downfall by so doing.” (http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/adolf-hitler-the-most-foolish-mistake-we-could-make-would-be-to-allow-the-subject-races-to-possess-arms/)
The greater the gun control, the greater the gun-related crime statistics pile up. Look at cities like Chicago with one of the strictest gun control policies and people are being slaughtered in Second City. Mayors like Rahm Emanuel are obtuse to believe that keeping firearms out of the hands of the innocent, law abiding citizens will diminish gun violence.
Remember, in order to control the populous, government must strip the people of their ability to protect and defend themselves, their families, their businesses, and their private property. (Then said government takes over health care and outlaws private property.)
Ronald Reagan said it best when referencing foreign policy, “peace through strength.” The same sentiment holds true regarding the safety and security of the domestic population of the United States of America. The Second Amendment ensures all the other amendments remain ensconced in the American fabric. It is up to we the people to ensure the Second Amendment remains the strength that upholds the peace.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.