Gun Control: You can't trust John McCain or his BFF Lindsey Graham

First, let’s get something out of the way. John McCain should be thanked for his service to his country. But, he was no hero. The claim that he waited his turn to be released from captivity is negated by claims that he was a North Vietnamese collaborator and that he, single-handedly, stopped the United States from officially inquiring into MIAs – by shutting down public access to the records of returning veterans who may have had knowledge of Americans who were left behind.

Second, historically, John McCain was an aisle hopper who was associated with some of the most spectacularly flawed legislation man has ever created. McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform whose unintended consequences allowed even more money shenanigans than ever before. McCain-Kennedy Comprehensive Immigration Reform which proposed to legalize that which was illegal and declare the financial, social, medical, and cultural problem solved. Then there was McCain-Lieberman Climate Control which purported to fix a non-existent problem and bankrupt the United States. In each instance, pushing the democrat socialist agenda forward without benefit to his own party. I shouldn’t really say no benefits, as there was money aplenty for all of the corrupt politicians used to dipping their wicks into the public’s pocket.

And now we find John McCain claiming, “I Don’t Understand Filibustering Gun Control … 

John McCain: “I Don’t Understand Filibustering Gun Control”

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) once again demonstrated why he should be on his way out when he is up for re-election. On CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday, McCain expressed bewilderment over the proposed filibuster by Senators Paul, Cruz and Lee over Harry Reid’s gun control legislation. “I don’t understand it,” McCain said. “The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”  “I don’t understand why United States senators want to block debate when the leaders said we could have amendments,” McCain said.  <Source: John McCain: “I Don’t Understand Filibustering Gun Control”>

Perhaps John McCain does not understand what is at stake …

It should only take a few moments to review the core concept of the Second Amendment.

  1. The purpose of the Second Amendment is to insure man’s right of self-defense as well as to combat government tyranny.
  2. This is the Amendment that guarantees that the Constitution will remain the supreme law of the land when it comes to restricting the federal government from granting itself unrestricted powers and imposing laws that would restrict American freedoms.
  3. The Constitution was not designed to empower the federal government, but to restrict its actions – leaving all of the rights not specifically enumerated to the states or to “We the People.”

Perhaps we should look at the context it which the Second Amendment was written by considering the words of Thomas Jefferson …

 “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

We are dangerously close to the first condition where President Obama and his fellow travelers in Congress are unconstitutionally engaging in wealth redistribution. Taking money from Americans and giving it to foreign nations without any tangible benefits to ordinary Americans. Paying off nations to accept a presidential photo-op is not a prudent use of our tax dollars. Neither is arming terrorists who hate the United States is some perverted war over petro-dollars. Especially when the multi-national oil companies and their bought-and-paid-for politicians have deliberately denied us energy independence and made America more vulnerable. Here in California, one can find no better example of how this malevolent condition is succeeding under democrat control.

As for the second statement, we are finding more and more Americans becoming afraid of their government. Of the outrageous abuse of power by government bureaucracies – sometimes pursuing issues that make absolutely no sense.

Bottom line …

John McCain and his BFF Lindsey Graham are tools. Tools of a corrupt political system. Tools of a corrupt socialist ideology. And, just because McCain was unfortunate enough to be shot down over Viet Nam and survive a prison camp, we should not accord him honors as a hero – as an ordinary soldier, certainly – but not as a hero or one who is enlightened or morally superior to anyone else.

I am afraid of John McCain. He does not appear to be a man of the people and acting for the people. He appears to be a wealthy, privileged members of an old club that is trying to centrally plan the world.

-- steve

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