Friday, June 17, 2016

A Constitutional crisis (draft title)

In California domestic terrorists waving Mexican flags are assaulting American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights while police stand by.  No, seriously.  You may not have seen it on the news, but attendees at the Trump rallies in San Jose and San Diego were assaulted by gangs of Hispanics waving Mexican flags and yelling anti-white slogans and calling for the return of California to Mexico.  The police in San Diego apparently did a decent job but the SJPD were told by the mayor to stand down.  He later released a statement blaming Trump's rhetoric for the violence.

Mil Yiannopolis was recently assaulted and forced off the stage at an event hosted by College Republicans at DuPaul University.  Ironically one of the objections to his speaking was that he is "anti-gay".  In case you aren't familiar with Milo, he is a flaming queer whose tour is named "The Dangerous Faggot Tour".  He is also a conservative.  The only person arrested, in spite of several documented assaults on attending conservatives, was a conservative.

Attorney's General in several states are exploring the idea of making it illegal to deny global warming.  The California state school system has just ordered that any textbooks with information suggesting that global warming is not real be removed from their system.  Numerous leftists have put forward serious calls for global warming denial to be criminalized.

Another Muslim shoots up another venue full of Americans.  The solution (once again) according to the left, is to restrict our rights to own certain firearms and to accomplish this restriction in part by eliminating due process.  Senator Joe Mancin, D-WV, stated in a recent interview that "due process is killing us" as he argued for adding anyone on the terrorist watch list (a secret list that you can't find out if you are on and there is no process for being removed) to a five year purchase ban list for firearms.  What recourse would you have if the President simply had his political opponents added to the list?  Meanwhile the Ninth Circuit Court has ruled that the Second Amendment doesn't let you carry a firearm, a direct contradiction of SCOTUS opinions over the past ten years.  Unfortunately the death of Antonin Scalia means that the current court makeup would let this ruling stand, and a Clinton court would overturn the rulings on the Second Amendment.  The arguments by the left that precedence is important in considering court cases would disappear as they gleefully ruled that the Second Amendment only applies to the government, in spite of the words "the right of the people" prominently included in the text of the Amendment.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton, who is unarguably guilty of serious violations of the laws regarding the handling of classified information, is leading Donald Trump in most polls.  General David Petraeus, who committed far less egregious violations of the same laws (he revealed classified information to a major with a Top Secret security clearance who happened to be his mistress), had his career (rightfully) destroyed, both in the military and politically.  Hillary continues to garner support in the 40 percent range.

I'm not a Donald Trump fan.  (The fact that I feel the need to preface every argument about any of the above topics with that statement is unfortunate, however.)  The left (capital L?) is slowly destroying this country by eliminating the freedoms that we once enjoyed.  The First Amendment, freedoms of speech and association, are in danger.  The Second Amendment, the right to defend ourselves, both from criminals and from a tyrannical government, are at risk.  White people and Western culture are increasingly at risk from a vocal and violent minority in our own countries.  We are told that we stole our prosperity, we are told that we are racist, we are told that for the good of the world we should just go away and die.  Meanwhile immigrants from third world hellholes like Mexico and the Middle East flood across our borders, collect government assistance from a system that they had nothing to do with establishing or funding, and demand the destruction of the same system that supports them.

What do we do?  Well, nothing, as near as I can tell.  If we were serious about defending our right to exist neither Trump nor Clinton nor Sanders would be serious candidates.  Sanders would be campaigning for the Workers World party, handing out leaflets outside movie theaters, Clinton would be in court defending herself from various felony charges, and Trump would be taping the latest season of celebrity apprentice.  Meanwhile serious candidates from both sides of the political aisle would be debating the merits of taxation levels, foreign aid, military interventionism, economic policy, etc.  Unfortunately serious candidates from the left side of the aisle have been driven out by their own party and serious candidates from the right side are either no more serious than those on the left (Kasich supports Obamacare, Christie doesn't believe that the Second Amendment protects an individual right, Bush believes in massive third world immigration) or are demagogued by a leftist media so that the average person thinks that they are a dangerous radical (Ted Cruz springs to mind).

Meanwhile white people get beat up at political rallies, anyone who disputes global warming is in danger of criminal prosecution, and pointing out that we have a "Muslim terror" problem, not a gun problem results in charges of racism.

If this isn't the textbook definition of a crisis, I'm not sure what is.

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