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Random thoughts and Hypocrites

06/29/2021 7:19 PM | Anonymous

Random thoughts and Hypocrites  by Tom Reynolds

President Biden, when rolling out a set of executive orders on gun control, said that "no amendment is absolute.”  (No amendment?  Absolutely none?)  If Joe were right, things could potentially get embarrassing.

  • Amendment 13 says, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, shall exist within the United States”. 
  • Amendment 15 says, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”      
  • Amendment 19 says, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. 
  • Amendment 26 says, “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age."
  • Amendment 14 says, “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress…or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States…having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States…to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have…given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.  (Apparently, John Kerry slides in under the heading of the 14th not being absolute.)

    Pushing the argument that the 2nd Amendment only protects weapons that were privately held when the Constitution was approved, Joe Biden said that a private individual couldn’t own a cannon at the time of the American Revolution. But, in the 1740s, there are records of Benjamin Franklin helping organize artillery companies while stressing that they were made up completely of volunteers and armed at their own expense.  During the course of the Revolution, approximately 1,700 letters of Marque were issued to privateers to fight the British. The privateers had almost 15,000 cannons – all privately owned. (Maybe that’s why they were called privateers?)

    Remember when, in the past, today’s journalists were referred to as reporters?  It’s an accurate change to now call them journalists.  Reporters are supposed to report facts while those who journal are recording their thoughts and feelings. 

    The “Green” movement in the Democrat Party wants to fight “Climate Change” by raising taxes.  The Democrats’ Kamala Harris and AOC blame the immigration crisis on Climate Change.  Following their thinking, (thinking?) isn’t it then logical that raising taxes will also solve the immigration crises?  It’s as logical as believing that raising taxes will change the weather. 

    The January 6th demonstration in Washington and subsequent events at the Capitol have been called an “Insurrection”.  But, no one who was arrested has been charged with insurrection or treason.  According to the left-wingers, guns can commit crimes without human intervention so they also believe there can be an insurrection when no one “insurrects”.

    Joe Biden re-introduced his extreme gun control agenda by advocating for a ban on modern sporting rifles and reminding lawful gun owners that the federal government has nuclear weapons. Biden said. "If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons”.  Biden has called the January 6th storming of the Capitol the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War. No one who participated in that “attack on our democracy” has been charged with weapons possession.  (Mighty poor planning on the insurrectionists’ part.)

    Article 1 Section 9 of the Constitution says, “No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any state”.  Article 1 Section 10 of the US Constitution says, “No State shall…lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports …”  Some states from which people are fleeing are trying to pass laws to tax / punish people leaving their state.   California, for example, wants to state tax people for 10 years after they “export themselves” from the state.  California’s example must be enticing to NY State which is driving gun manufacturers out but would love to still tax them. 

    Remember when Hollywood actresses said they would only do nudity if it was essential to the script? In a famous scene from Gone With The Wind, Rhett picks up Scarlett and carries her up the stairs two at a time.  Does anyone not know what happened when they got to the top of the stairs?  In today’s Hollywood, they wouldn’t turn on the camera until they reached the top of the stairs.

    Hollywood Democrats decry the “Hollywood Blacklist” of the 1940’s and 50’s, which kept suspected – and real - communists from working in Hollywood (the propaganda capital of the world).  Today, being a communist would be a positive on their resume’ and patriotic Americans are likely to be blacklisted.  But no one in Hollywood sees any hypocrisy in this. 

    Black Lives Matter co-founder – and avowed socialist - Patrisse Khan-Cullors has been on a multi-million dollar real estate buying spree.  Should anyone be surprised?  Capitalism has three basic classes: rich, middle class and poor with middle class being the largest.  Socialism has two basic classes: rich and poor with poor being the largest, by far, and rich being restricted to only the politically connected.  Given that Democrat politicians have been worshipping at the BLM altar, Khan-Cullors definitely fits into the latter.

    Critical race Theory wants to define America as racist.  We’ve had a black President and a semi-black Vice President.  If you follow sports (or the list of black millionaires), the names Russell Wilson, Lebron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and, of course, Tiger Woods will be familiar for having annual earnings in eight figures.  Colin Kaepernick has a $20 million Nike endorsement and he doesn’t even play, anymore.  Black actors Tyler Perry, Bill Cosby, Will Smith and Samuel L. Jackson all are reported to be worth over $200 million.  If Americans are racists, we suck at it.

    Constitutional Amendment 16 says, “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes…”  It was passed in 1913.  Remember all those 100 year anniversary celebrations in 2013?  Yeah, neither do I.

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