April 17, 2013: A Day of American Pride in Our Freedom

By: Toddy Littman

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President Obama, who, exploiting former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the Newtown Shooting families that he had the American People pay for as lobbyists to go to Washington D.C. to speak to Senators and Congresspersons apparently on behalf of the White House (one Newtown mother and father even replaced President Obama in his weekly radio address), then, after all this sensationalism fails, decides to register an emotional response to the Senate Vote on Gun Control…

“All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington. But this effort is not over.”

And that my friends is why this is a Day of American Pride in Our Freedom!

The day of April 17th, 2 days before capturing the naturalized citizen Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon Bombing of April 15, 2013 in the severely gun restricted State of Massachusetts (see http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/02/17/), Obama, our illustrious POTUS with the Leastus in affection for the United States of America decides to shame the United States Senate for actually voting according to their constituency and not his whims, http://www.washingtonpost.com/ and http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/17/senate-debates-gun-control-package-live.

Apparently President Obama didn’t get the memo: Sir, you no longer have a super majority and can no longer force bills through Congress that the American People do not want or support, you can no longer ignore the limits placed on the national government by the Constitution, your whims are no longer the people’s command.

The reality is that the Senate, for the first time in a very long time, did what the American people want in voting down gun control legislation and causing a lack of any schedule for the final bill to be brought to a vote, essentially tabled without any amendments surviving, making the effort to violate the limits imposed on the National Government by the Law of the Land via the 2nd Amendment a struggle that hopefully will result in the bill never being brought to the Senate floor.

To understand, what I just described is a Senate that actually upheld the Constitution, whether it knew it or not, that we should be celebrating in the streets that by the Grace of God, or the natural breakdown of collectivism with egos as strong as Obama’s running about, “gun control legislation,” the mere idea of which is a direct statement of “infringement of the 2nd Amendment,” failed! For the first time in a very long time the Pomp and Circumstance engine of Politics did wind down that Freedom could reign! It may be short lived, however, that’s up to us.

You see there’s this little known bill, Obamacare, that appears to be up for repeal right now. I say this because the argument by those who want gun control, such as Alan Colmes when he appeared versus Conservative Democrat Tammy Bruce, to the best of my recollection said “that most Americans wanted what was in this legislation” which, if I am not mistaken means, “Obamacare should be repealed since most Americans don’t want Obamacare.”

Funny thing about Mr. Colmes and the Liberal noise machine of dress flapping over a subway vent like Marilyn Monroe, is that they don’t ever care about majorities when the People disagree with them, and will only cite the polls taken the day after the crisis they can’t let go to waste to justify something that weeks or months later a more sober America has said “no” to.

Then of course they defer (misdirect) the cause of the failure, blaming the NRA, you know, that organization that was formed by white gun owners who trained and protected freed slaves (see http://www.westernjournalism.com/nra-created-to-protect-free-slaves/).

And to all those Leftist naysayers, lost in the belief Our Founders were uncaring slave owners in their wanting to undermine the entire idea just posed, I submit James Madison from Federalist 42, in part, and please note his use of the word “brethren”:

“The regulation of foreign commerce, having fallen within several views which have been taken of this subject, has been too fully discussed to need additional proofs here of its being properly submitted to the federal administration. It were doubtless to be wished, that the power of prohibiting the importation of slaves had not been postponed until the year 1808, or rather that it had been suffered to have immediate operation. But it is not difficult to account, either for this restriction on the general government, or for the manner in which the whole clause is expressed. It ought to be considered as a great point gained in favor of humanity, that a period of twenty years may terminate forever, within these States, a traffic which has so long and so loudly upbraided the barbarism of modern policy; that within that period, it will receive a considerable discouragement from the federal government, and may be totally abolished, by a concurrence of the few States which continue the unnatural traffic, in the prohibitory example which has been given by so great a majority of the Union. Happy would it be for the unfortunate Africans, if an equal prospect lay before them of being redeemed from the oppressions of their European brethren!” (Emphasis mine, http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fed_42.html, explaining Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution.)

To any who may have been concerned, I’ve been dealing with some health issues that I will not get into detail here. Nothing life-threatening but enough to make it difficult to update this site all that frequently. I’ll do my best to keep things going, but know that ChangingWind.Org may be quite busy for some days or weeks and then I’ll need another absence, but rest assured I am not about to turn up daisies any time soon.

Thank you for reading,

Toddy Littman

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