Editor’s Note: Read more commentary about Rachel Maddow’s faulty gun control logic at this article. Also read these quotes from America’s founders regarding the right to keep and to bear arms. Also, check out this scary article, what about the lone assassin.
Infowars The limousine liberal Rachel Maddow used her MSNBC show Thursday to call for a renewed gun-grabbing effort by the government. After running an emotionally charged video segment of Barry Obama paying tribute to nine-year-old mass shooting victim Christina Taylor Green, Maddow read an anti-Second Amendment screed from her teleprompter.
She also ran a video clip of Robert Gibbs who basically said the tragic event provides the government with an excuse to engage in a fresh campaign of gun-grabbing under the pretext of banning so-called assault weapons and protecting the American people from psychotics like Loughner.
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest
reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as
a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
–Thomas Jefferson, proposed Virginia constitution, June 1776. Thomas
Jefferson Papers, 334 (C. J. Boyd, Ed., 1950)
Maddow backed this up with a video clip of Bush’s press secretary, Ari Fleischer, stating that Bush the Lesser in 2003 believed gun-grabbing under the guise of getting rid of big bad assault weapons was a reasonable step in the concerted and ongoing effort to chip away at the Second Amendment.
According to Maddow and MSNBC – part of the NBC “family” owned by death merchant General Electric – Bush supported “common sense restrictions” on the Second Amendment. Maddow cites Bush’s sell-out of the Bill of Rights to claim that gun-grabbing is “mainstream” and is supported by both parties that are in fact the same political party consisting of state-worshipping political hacks, opportunists, and hired guns for the banksters and multinational corporations.
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical,” explained insider Carroll Quigley.
Maddow said “we have to decide as a country” – she means the establishment must pass down authoritarian gun-grabbing mandates through its hand-picked political class – “if we are going to keep to the mainstream, centrist, George W. Bush and Barrack Obama included consensus on gun control that some restriction are okay or whether we are going to reject that long-held consensus.”
In other words, “we” (the elite) are going to reject the Second Amendment, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and all the writings and proclamations of the founders.
After running a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun, a Republican from Georgia, who correctly states that the right to bear arms was established not for deer hunters but for citizens to defend themselves against a tyrannical government, Maddow denounces Ron Paul and Alex Jones as radicals. She dredges up an article published by the CIA’s favorite newspaper, the Washington Post, arguing that “violent talk blocks sane gun laws.”
As Maddow denounces the Constitution and the Bill of Rights – fallaciously stating that the Second Amendment is a “view,” not a bedrock principle – MSNBC throws up a graphic behind the anchor stating “The Right to Bear Nukes,” as if patriotic Americans are in possession of weapons of mass destruction. According to our rulers, 30 round clips fall into the WMD category.
“No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed — unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms,” argued James Madison.
Tench Coxe, a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789, put it succinctly when he wrote: “As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them,” declared Richard Henry Lee in 1788. Lee was an initiator of the Declaration of Independence and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights.
Maddow and MSNBC are traitors to the spirit and the letter of the Constitution. It is nothing less than criminal that they – along with much of the rest of the corporate media – are attempting to dismiss the founders of this nation as violent radicals and portray the fight against tyranny as extremism.
“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” said Barry Goldwater in his acceptance speech as the 1964 Republican presidential candidate. Goldwater’s comment is even more pertinent today as so-called liberals – who are in fact teleprompter reading opportunists – connive to destroy liberty.
It is Maddow’s task as a script reader for the elite and the Pentagon to propagandize citizens to surrender their right to defend themselves against the government by manipulating their emotions for a murdered little girl. It is the height of audacity and arrogance to dismiss the founders as violent radicals on par with the government agent Timothy McVeigh.