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Democrats Want To Repeal The First And Second Amendments

Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, a liberal appointed by establishment Republican President Gerald R. Ford, yesterday penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment.

Repeal 2nd AmendmentCalling the Second Amendment a “relic of the 18th century” Stevens wrote that the “March for Our Lives” demonstrators “should seek more effective and more lasting reform. They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.”

This call for the repeal of the Second Amendment is a significant extension of Justice Stevens’ previous position stated in his judicial opinions and even his 2014 book “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution” wherein he suggested that the Second Amendment be rewritten to read:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the Militia shall not be infringed.

Liberal-leaning pundits were quick to embrace Stevens’ call for repeal, and polling shows that there is significant support for such a move among Democrats.

Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham posted an article about a recent poll in which the Economist and YouGov asked Americans whether they supported a repeal of the Second Amendment. Twenty-one percent said they favored such a proposal, compared with 60 percent in opposition.

The poll, wrote Ingraham, shows surprisingly robust support for Second Amendment repeal (39 percent) among Democrats (by contrast, 8 percent of Republicans would support a full repeal). Black Americans (30 percent) and Northeasterners (28 percent) also showed relatively high levels of support.

However, this urge among liberals and Democrats to repeal parts of the Bill of Rights or otherwise change the Constitution isn’t unique to the Second Amendment.

Back in 2014 Democrats proposed changing the First Amendment to allow them to give Congress more power to regulate campaign financing.

Some forty-three Democrats sponsored the amendment, which would have given Congress and the states powers to set strict limits — or eliminate — the ability of campaigns, political parties and outside groups to spend money in elections.

Democratic efforts, coming as they did in the midst of the 2014 Republican wave election, stemmed from frustration over the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which protected free speech.

At that time Senator Ted Cruz writing in the Wall Street Journal, characterized Democrats as waging a concerted campaign against free speech: “The Internal Revenue Service wants to know what books citizens are reading; the Federal Communications Commission wants to place observers in newsrooms; and Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid has used Senate floor orations to slander the political speech of private individuals,” Cruz wrote.

With the proposed constitutional amendment, Democrats are out to "expressly repeal the free-speech protections of the First Amendment," Cruz said.

Cruz went on to explain that proponents of the amendment falsely claim that "money is not speech" and that "corporations have no free speech rights… If you can prohibit spending money, you can prohibit virtually any form of effective speech," Cruz wrote.

The New York Times, Paramount Pictures, and Simon & Schuster are all corporations, Cruz wrote.

"Nobody would reasonably argue that Congress could restrict what they say — or what money they spend distributing their views, books, or movies — merely because they are not individual persons," Cruz argued.

Yet the Democratic proposal is not limited to "nefarious billionaires. It gives Congress power to regulate — and ban — speech by everybody," Cruz wrote.

The same principle applies to repealing the Second Amendment.

Gun-grabbing Liberals and Democrats refuse to limit their anti-gun campaign to the mentally ill, felons, perpetrators of domestic violence, illegal aliens and others who are already prohibited from owning guns; they want to regulate – and ban – the ownership of firearms by everybody.

The anti-liberty urge among the Far Left “Progressives” now running the Democratic Party is strong and getting stronger, and it brings to mind a speech by the late Charlton Heston delivered in 1997 to the journalists of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C in which he said:

I simply cannot stand by and watch a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States come under attack from those who either can't understand it, don't like the sound of it, or find themselves too philosophically squeamish to see why it remains the first among equals: Because it is the right we turn to when all else fails.

That's why the Second Amendment is America's first freedom.

Please, go forth and tell the truth. There can be no free speech, no freedom of the press, no freedom to protest, no freedom to worship your god, no freedom to speak your mind, no freedom from fear, no freedom for your children and for theirs, for anybody, anywhere, without the Second Amendment freedom to fight for it.

If you don't believe me, just turn on the news tonight. Civilization's veneer is wearing thinner all the time.

We urge CHQ readers to call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044) to speak to their Representative and Senators, tell them you oppose repealing the Second Amendment or otherwise amending the Constitution to further regulate firearms.

CHQ Editor George Rasley is a Glock ® certified pistol armorer and is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns, including every Republican presidential campaign from 1976 to 2008. He served as lead advance representative for Governor Sarah Palin in 2008 and has served as a staff member, consultant or advance representative for some of America's most recognized conservative Republican political figures, including President Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. A member of American MENSA, he served in policy and communications positions on the House and Senate staff, and during the George H.W. Bush administration he served on the White House staff of Vice President Dan Quayle.

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Stevens Wants to Repeal First and Second Amendments

Calling the Second Amendment a “relic of the 18th century”

It takes one to know one. What year was Stevens born anyway.

The phrase "all men are created equal" was also an eighteenth century relic. Does he want to repeal that as well? How about the right to a fair and speedy trial? The right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment?

It's frightening that such a lame-brain spent decades determining how we interpret the Constitution.

Tim Birdnow

People in Hell want ice

People in Hell want ice water, too. Not gonna happen!!