Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Liberals don’t like the notion that government power should be restrained, because then they can’t use government power to do what they want to do when they want to do it. That’s why they pick and choose which Constitutional Amendments are important, and which are not.
Which was a central point of both A Nation of Cowards and The Embarassing Second Amendment, two of the seminal articles that led from the anti-gun misery of the eighties to where we are today, by the way.
First Amendment protection of Freedom of Speech is favored – when the speech is favored. But not hate speech, which is any speech that I hate. That’s not protected so it can be restrained before it’s even spoken, to avoid upsetting people.
First Amendment protection of Religion is favored – for Muslims seeking to establish an alternative sharia system in America. But not for Christians who object to baking wedding cakes for Sodomites or nuns who object to paying insurance premiums for abortion coverage; those religious practices must be suppressed so the rest of society can enjoy freedom from religious oppression.
Second Amendment protection of individual right to firearms – horrible. Obsolete, dangerous, must be thrown out at once. Only government officials should legally possess firearms. And criminals, so long as they stay in the ghetto and leave us alone. And bodyguards for celebrities. Also politicians and heavy contributors who live in gated communities . . . you know, the important people; not the little people in fly-over land bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.
Fourth Amendment protection against Search and Seizure is so important we no longer stop-and-frisk the 8% of the population that we know commits 50% of the murders in the nation. Unless we suspect you might have contributed to Republicans, then a John Doe investigation can seize everything you own and prohibit you from protesting the seizure.
Seriously, it’s as if Liberals don’t want a President so much as a King. Barack the First has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It’d be one way to avoid listening to Bernie and Hilary snipe at The Donald for a whole ‘nuther year – cancel the elections and hold a Rose Garden coronation instead. That whole 22nd Amendment thing – yeah, just ignore that.
I have this thing where I joke about something for years, and then find out it actually happened.
I’ve been joking about Barack Rex for quite some time now.
You smelling what I’m cooking?