In December of 2012, America stood witness to the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. A deranged young man killed his mother in order to gain access to her legally-owned firearm and then went on a shooting spree at the Newtown elementary school in Connecticut.
The nation mourned for the little ones lost and the national grief was almost-immediately pushed aside as the gruesome vultures of the anti-Second Amendment crowd knew that national grief was a perfect opportunity to promote their failed agenda to undermine our right that protects all others.
With sickening grandstanding and ridiculous arguments centering on blaming the slaughter on the instrument rather than the perpetrator of the carnage, the left toppled-over one another to call upon government to protect us from ourselves by undermining the Second Amendment.
Nobody was more outrageous and pathetic in their performance than President Obama- a tyrant who had long awaited the perfect opportunity to capitalize on emotion to numb our sense of logic. He pretended to shed tears as he remarked on the shooting and the lives lost and he offered his usual outrage, declaring that we needed government to act and act now.
In the days, weeks and months that would follow, he paraded grieving families to provide political cover for his unveiling of 23 executive orders he authored to undermine the Second Amendment without Congress.
For liberals, this was a dream come true; the president was operating in violation of the Constitution to issue instructions on how to violate the Second Amendment. To those who knew nothing about Constitution, our national history or basic common sense, Obama’s appeals seemed like real leadership and a “commonsense” approach to firearm regulations.
Though we should expect statists like Hillary Clinton to applaud such outrages, the “Republican” frontrunner, Donald Trump, openly celebrated Obama’s remarks.
Trump’s Twitter account is a treasure trove of his beliefs. From snarks to declarations of his opinions, one can mine the vast array of tweets and discover what The Donald believed before the moment he announced his presidency. The man who claims to represent conservative values has often been at-odds with these values.
For example: after Obama radicalized the shooting at Sandy Hook, Trump praised Obama, saying, “Obama spoke for me and every American in his remarks in #Newtown Connecticut.”
President Obama spoke for me and every American in his remarks in #Newtown Connecticut.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 17, 2012
During his exploitative speech, Obama vented outrage that America has not yet yielded to the left’s anti-Second Amendment agenda.
“We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end, and to end them we must change,” Obama warned.
“Surely, we can do better than this,” he said as he promised to wage war against the powerful gun lobby that has stood as a formidable obstacle to those seeking to disarm law-abiding Americans.
Obama also promised to use “whatever power this office holds” to unilaterally effect his radical agenda, which included circumventing Congress to issue dozens of executive orders that undermine the Second Amendment protections vital to the continuation of our republic.
If Obama promising to violate the Constitution in order to fulfill his agenda is enthusiastically supported by Trump, what does it tell us about what a President Trump’s theory of executive power would look like?
If Obama’s promise to stomp-on the Second Amendment pleased Trump, would should that tell us about the depth of his recent embracing of the Second Amendment?
Trump alleges that he has evolved on many conservative issues and that it’s unfair to cite his liberal viewpoints of yesteryear.
However, as late as 2012, Trump embraced Obama’s totalitarian (and inappropriate) remarks.
Still, it’s doubtful that this information will dissuade the dedicated legions of Trump zealots who believe that any and all criticism of The Great Donald is but an orchestrated conspiracy by “liars.”