Barack Obama has set the precedent for bypassing Congress and changing laws on his own, even though the US Constitution forbids him to do so. Our Founding Fathers specifically wrote the Constitution in such a way to avoid the executive leader from assuming dictatorial powers, but Obama has ignored our founding and governing document and has assumed the role of Congress in a number of matters.
Following in the footsteps of his hero, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is trying to bypass the state legislature and change an existing law without anyone’s approval. As reported by the Washington Post:
“ ‘The law already states where Virginians can legally carry their firearms and Governor McAuliffe does not have the legal authority to change that on his own,’ NRA spokesman Lars Dalseide said last week. ‘This is nothing more than political grandstanding by an anti-gun governor desperate to deliver a victory to the Michael Bloomberg-funded gun-control movement.’ ”
“Millions from the former New York mayor’s gun control group helped fuel a partisan clash over gun control during recent legislative elections. But a looming showdown with gun rights advocates shows the issue is here to stay in a swing state that both parties have called crucial to victory in 2016.”
“ ‘Virginia is really ground zero in the gun debate today,’ said Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor who wrote ‘Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.’ ‘It’s a purple state. Terry McAuliffe has staked out a very strong position in terms of gun control.’ ”
McAuliffe’s actions were prompted after the shooting of two journalists earlier this year. The governor has been using the support of the parents of the slain journalists, Barack Obama and former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has been spending many millions of his own dollars to rid America of every gun, except those in the hands of law enforcement and government agents.
These actions have nothing to do with reducing gun related crimes but everything to do with efforts to strip Americans of the 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms. As I’ve pointed out in earlier posts, cities and states with the strictest gun control laws are among the nation’s leaders in gun violence. Most of the mass shootings take place in gun free zones. There are a number of incidents where American citizens have used their legally permitted concealed weapons to thwart crimes or stop them in action, saving many lives.
Hopefully, the NRA will be successful in stopping or reversing McAuliffe’s illegal actions.
Liberal politicians are like liberal Christians. They don’t want to live by the strict wording of the Constitution or Bible. They pick and choose what they want to accept and what they want to ignore. Liberal Christians ignore the many warnings against homosexuality or sex outside of marriage. Liberal politicians ignore the text of the Constitution that separates the powers of the three branches of government as well as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 10 Amendments.
The end results are similar. With liberal politicians it leads to the destruction of our nation. With liberal Christians, it ends with eternal damnation.