This week has been a difficult one for the inalienable right of Americans to bear arms, as evidenced by a number of republicans walking back their support of the 2nd Amendment.
Just yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott caved into liberal pressure, tucking his tail and signaling his support for tighter gun restrictions, including a possible firearm registry that many experts believe could be the first step toward wholesale confiscation of Americans’ weapons.
Other lawmakers, including the President have softened their stance as well, perhaps due to the coming 2018 midterms and their selfish need to remain in power outweighing their constitutional conscience.
Now, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is taking things even a step farther, making one of the most absurd statements in the history of this long debate.
“On Friday’s ‘Hugh Hewitt Show,’ former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice argued that there should be ‘a conversation about what the right to bear arms means in the modern world.’ She added, ‘I don’t understand why civilians need to have access to military weapons.’
“Rice said that men around her carrying firearms for protection when she was growing up in Birmingham was ‘a pure version of the 2nd Amendment, as a matter of fact, the right to bear arms.’ She continued, ‘I will say this, Hugh. I think it is time for us to have a conversation about what the right to bear arms means in the modern world. I don’t understand why civilians need to have access to military weapons. We wouldn’t say you can go out and buy a tank. So, I do think we need to have that conversation. But I believe that the rights that we have in the Constitution are indivisible. We can’t throw away the 2nd Amendment and keep the 1st.’”
Well, Condi, let’s have a little lesson, shall we?
The Second Amendment, as written, expressly allows the citizens of our nation to directly compete with the American military. That’s the entire point. Should the government come to our doors demanding that we surrender any right, including those outlined in the 2nd Amendment, we are bound by our Founding Fathers’ belief in this nation of liberty to fight back.
How a bureaucrat of Rice’s level can be so oblivious to this reality is incomprehensible.