So, Sue Me! by Tom Reynolds
People whose sole religion is power will do anything to gain and maintain that power. Ignoring the law means nothing to them.
SCOPE has spoken often on how Democrat run states just ignore the Constitution when passing gun control laws and basically say: “What are you gonna do about it? Sue me? The state has bottomless taxpayer financed funds to defend the illegal laws while you have to self-finance the challenge.”
And in solid blue states like New York, there is no chance of impeachment .
It isn’t just gun related laws they ignore.
New York State’s Constitution states that to get an absentee ballot, you have to be absent or physically unable to vote on election day: Article II §2. [Absentee voting] The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which, and the time and place at which, qualified voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city, and qualified voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disability, may vote and for the return and canvass of their votes. (Emphasis added.)
In 2021, a Constitutional amendment was on the ballot to change that which, if passed, would have removed the requirement to be absent or physically unable to vote on election day and allowed no excuse absentee balloting. The proposed amendment said: The proposed amendment would delete from the current provision on absentee ballots the requirement that an absentee voter must be unable to appear at the polls by reason of absence from the county or illness or physical disability. (Emphasis added.)
It was defeated by 300,000 votes in the election. The NY Constitution was unchanged.
One of the election law changes that the Democrat controlled legislature recently passed and Democrat Governor Hochul signed was S7394 /A7632 which would allow early voting by mail, also known as no-excuse absentee voting. There is no absentee or illness or physical disability requirement to get an absentee ballot.
Clearly…clearly…and beyond a doubt…the law is unconstitutional.
Former Governor candidate Lee Zeldin said it clearly: “Kathy Hochul is showing an intense desire to spit in the face of voters…Strictly on merits, Hochul doesn't have a leg to stand on and I’d be shocked if she didn't know that. It’s so blatantly obvious that the move made here is giving the middle finger to the voters who said they don't want it.”
We would all be shocked if she didn’t know it was unconstitutional.
A lawsuit was filed challenging the law by Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.),
Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), the New York Republican State Committee, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and others.
When New Mexico’s Democrat Governor tried to suspend the 2nd Amendment by her emergency order, it was so obviously unconstitutional that New Mexico’s Attorney General would not defend it, even though he is also a Democrat. We’ll see if NY Attorney General Letitia James will let party loyalty trump principle and defend it.
Does this make you angry?
Do you believe it has nothing to do with your 2nd Amendment rights?
The governor and legislature are violating the NY Constitution and went against the will of the people expressed in an election. But principle means nothing when there is a chance to advance the liberal agenda and ideology. And in this case, that agenda is unquestionably unconstitutional.
When elected officials are smug and confident of their position that they knowingly and willingly violate the Constitution, the citizens have no protection from a tyrannical government. And to those gun owners who believe that Hochul and company won’t come for their guns because they are protected by the 2nd Amendment…think again. They’re coming. The question isn’t if – it’s when. The Constitution means nothing to them.