Gutting the Bill of Rights, one Amendment at a time
Now that President Obama has abridged the First Amendment's free exercise of religion clause, it is natural to ask what's next.
What follows next in the Bill of Rights, the Founders' firewall against unlimited and despotic government, is the Second Amendment. And there can be no doubt that the "right of the people to keep and bear arms" is on Obama's short list for his second term.
The Washington Times quotes National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday:
...the president's low-key approach to gun rights during his first term was a "conspiracy to ensure re-election by lulling gun owners to sleep."
"All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term," he said.
"We see the president's strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms' freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution."
LaPierre further observes that Obama could possibly appoint several more anti-gun Supreme Court justices during a second term, and could eviscerate the Second Amendment:
...through legislation, litigation, regulation, executive orders, judicial fiat, international treaties and every lever of unchecked power that they can wrest from all three branches of government.
Writing in America's First Freedom, LaPierre recounts Obama's anti-gun history: "Make no mistake: Barack Obama has spent his entire political career engaged in a stealthy assault on your Right to Keep and Bear Arms"
La Pierre goes on to describe the anti-gun zealots who surround Obama, including Eric Holder, Cass Sunstein and Rahm Emanuel, not to mention his two Supreme Court appointments.
American Thinker, in fact, reported just yesterday that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel "is calling for state legislation that would require guns to be registered statewide."
If Mr. LaPierre sounds alarmist on the Second Amendment, look no further than the profoundly disturbing turn of events regarding the First Amendment:
The subjugation of religious freedom to the force of ObamaCare was entirely predictable, but is nonetheless stunning in the reality.
The American Spectator's George Neumayr, captures the "deformed heart" of ObamaCare:
The social engineers of Obamacare will determine the birth control methods of the unwashed. They will dictate the terms of man's beginning through eugenic abortion and his end through death panels.
And Neumayr deciphers the dangers of an Obama on a mission:
On one level, Obama is nothing more than a glib and empty pol, who careens from focus group to pollster. But on another level, buried deep within his cold and rootless personality, he is a man of perverse tenacity, a convinced socialist and secularist who was trained long ago to run the ball into the end zone for radicalism.
The President's assault on the Second Amendment is no less predictable, but with some 80 million gun owners in the United States will be all the more stunning in the reality.
The President said last fall "Where Congress won't act, I will."
Think he's kidding now?