The Left Has A Problem by Tom Reynolds
During election coverage, one of the networks asked a retired general: what if President Trump refuses to give up the presidency? The general then starts talking about Trump calling out his supporters and there being riots in the streets and blood being shed.
I thought, “Oh, you mean like what Antifa, Black Lives Matter and the Democrats have been doing for the last six months”?
In contrast to the general’s concerns, that same evening, I saw on TV a protest by Trump supporters and the reporter commented that it was peaceful. Not mostly peaceful. Peaceful.
We’ve all seen videos of the daily protests that destroyed many of our inner cities (unless all you watch is CNN, then maybe you missed them). Oregon Governor Kate Brown ordered the activation of the National Guard to quell months of rioting in Portland, THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION! (Brown had rejected Trump’s offer to bring in the National Guard, months ago.)
What the riots and Brown’s actions demonstrate is that, to the left, violence is just another way to achieve their objectives and if there is collateral damage, so be it. But to the right, we actually believe in law and order; that arson and looting are crimes; that “do unto others” is more than just religious verbiage. That’s why it is hard for us to recognize how evil the radical left leadership really is. We believe in underlying goodness while the left makes no pretense of caring about goodness, morality or ethics. They simply rationalize away their misdeeds.
But in pursuit of their agenda, (power by any means) the radical left has a problem. It’s called the 2nd Amendment. Actually, it’s called the entire Constitution of the United States but it’s 2A that really scares them. They would love to just impose their agenda on us, like the Storm Troopers in Nazi Germany. But unlike 1930’s Germany, we have guns…lots of them. Probably about 250 million of them.
This abundance of guns creates some indecision on the part of the radical left. On one hand, they know gun owners are much more peaceful and law abiding than the left and they wonder if we would really use our firepower. But they also know about the “Golden Mean”, which is “that indefinable point between try and try again and enough is enough”. They worry about pushing us over into “enough is enough”.
The left has another problem and that is the record level of NICS checks and gun sales, especially new sales to women. They worry that this movement may be significant enough to impact their reelection chances, if they pursue more gun control? They will, of course, try to disguise any efforts as “common sense” and it will be our job to expose this lie.
Actually, not all of them are concerned about pushing us over the line and into a shooting scenario. Those that want to “fundamentally change” the U.S. might be quite happy to see the U.S. disintegrate into civil wars. Will the Republicans and any moderate leftists be able to rein in the leftist radicals short of civil war?
The radical left believes in gun control. Lots of it. Common sense or not, they believe citizens should not be armed. Not for any reasons that are spoken of publicly but because an armed citizenry is a danger to tyrants, which is exactly why the Second Amendment was written. The Founding Fathers were not going deer hunting, they had just fought a war to free a nation and they meant to keep it from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Our job is to continue what the Founding Fathers started.