The Left and totalitarianism

As the Democratic clown car veers to the left end of the political spectrum for 2020’s presidential contest, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and California Rep. Eric Swalwell apparently are trying to elbow their way to the front seat.

The two Democrats are vying to see which of them could most egregiously abridge the Constitution. And they would do it by executive order.

Booker has trotted out what the New York Times breathlessly describes as “the most progressive gun control measures suggested by a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for president….”

Booker’s 14-point brainchild contains the usual leftist ban on assault-style weapons and so-called high-capacity magazines. But more troubling? It would enact a gun-licensing scheme, which would include minimum standards – set by the government, no less – for gun ownership nationwide.

To buy a gun under the plan, you would need to apply for a license as you would for a passport, and submit fingerprints, and be interviewed. Then, there is the certified gun safety course and federal background check. If you received the license – and that is a big if – it would be good for five years. There, of course, would be fees. Just like your passport.

That is not all of it. Among other things, it would ban bump stocks and actually calls for the IRS to investigate the National Rifle Association’s tax-exempt status.

And Swalwell? He’s for gun licensing and a $15 billion federal mandatory buyback.

Perhaps most frightening, even beyond the thinking that got both of them to this point, is that both are for imprisonment of those who do not comply.

We wonder whether the senator, the representative or the New York Times has bothered to read the Bill of Rights beyond the First Amendment. If so, they somehow missed the point.

The Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Nothing in it about having to ask permission to exercise the right to keep and bear arms. Nothing in there about safety courses or interviews. Nothing about FBI investigations. Nothing about minimum standards for gun ownership, standards set by the government. Nothing about complying with a megalomaniac’s demand that guns be turned in. There is, however, a pesky “shall not” that the Left likes to overlook.

Booker, Swalwell and their pals are dreaming if they actually believe their programs have a prayer. They know it will not, and so does The Times. It is all about headlines and creating a way for them to trot out their leftist bona fides, a way to tell the rest of the field: Hey, Nobody is further left than me.”

It only illustrates what most of us already know: The Left takes to totalitarianism like children to ice cream.

It is good that Booker and Swalwell showed their hands. It is just another reason – in a galaxy of reasons – not to vote for them or anybody remotely like them.

6 Responses to The Left and totalitarianism

  1. RevBill May 7, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Problem is not that they don’t read. It’s that they can’t read. Products of a liberal indoctrination in lieu of an education.

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  2. Will Gay May 7, 2019 at 10:53 am

    They could save more lives by taking cell phones away from teens. 11 die texting while driving in the US every 24 hours. That’s 4015 per year, not counting the wounded ,millions in property damage, and statistics for similar brain dead adults.

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  3. R-Dubya May 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Obviously, the ‘entire’ field of Democrats running for President in 2020 are so far “progressively” left, with no meaningful measure of logic, reason and/or common sense, that Trump-Pence should easily win a second term. However, many of these Left Minded “Progressives” live amongst us and can be easily manipulated to believe the Dems. It’s imperative that the GOP get out the ‘conservative’ vote, so as to suppress this anti-American ideology. In the meantime, I highly recommend folks visit the following website, read the petition, and consider signing it so we as legal – rightful citizens can protect our property from this rampant criminal faction here at home.
    http://chng.it/rKFNrVq25Q

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  4. Elizabeth May 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Oh I love a good laugh! Booker and Swalwell don’t seem to understand at all one very serious variable – criminals. Perhaps they need to learn to manipulate a lasso so they can round up, rope, and hog tie all the criminally active in order to force them to get with the program. Once again more of the same. Let’s punish the law abiding for the crimes of others and take away rights that the non-law abiding don’t respect anyway. Good grief.

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  5. Bill Hutchison May 7, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    When your children come home from school, it is time to start asking them what they learned in school that day. You will never have a better chance to start learning how the Left begins its indoctrination of our young people. It is also the time to correct some of what they learned. You will need to ferret out the things that the teacher was most emphatic about, and share that information with the parents of other students, so they are aware of and can begin confronting wrong ideas before they become firmly implanted in the minds of our young.

    A young age is also a good time to begin learning about martial arts and self defense.

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  6. John London May 8, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Drugs beget criminals and both mostly cause gun deaths.

    Conservatives did not invent the drug culture.

    The LEFT did.

    Got it! End of story!

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