I know precious little about basketball. I’ve only watched a handful of games and, quite frankly, I never really got into it. As a result, I chose to not go into a profession that requires me to understand the fundamentals of the game.
Similarly, if one knows precious little about the Constitution or how our government operates, one should probably steer-clear of politics.
However, such a blinding ignorance of the fundamental foundations of our government has not seemed to keep Hillary Clinton from becoming a lawyer, a senator and now a presidential candidate.
Defying all odds, Hillary Clinton miraculously continues onward in her journey to ascend to the White House and has dutifully parroted the left’s anti-Second Amendment talking points to serve as one of her main messaging platforms.
Mirroring President Obama’s willingness to simply make-up numbers to showcase her supposed level of support, Clinton spoke with Steve Harvey about her crusade to curtail Second Amendment rights in America and claimed, “92 percent of the American people agree with what I have said and what you have talked about. And 85 percent of gun owners agree with that.”
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m sure convinced that we need her brand of “commonsense” gun control…
What she said next, however, is flooring those who have actually read and understood the Constitution:
“So we have to say to the gun lobby, ‘You know what, there is a Constitutional right for people to own guns, but there is also a Constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that enables us to have a safe country to protect our children from their senseless gun violence.’”
It sounds like a nice sentiment. The only problem? The promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is a goal for government outlined in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.
The Declaration of Independence, as the name would suggest, is our nation’s formal declaration of separation from Great Britain- you know, the tyrannical government that asserted that individual firearm ownership was a privilege, not a right.
The Constitution, in contrast, is a remarkable document that enshrines our laws in writing. Among them is the Second Amendment, a governmental guarantee of protection of the right to keep and bear arms.
The Second Amendment is notable as being the only amendment within the Constitution that explicitly emphasizes that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
It, of course, makes no allowance for “a little” infringement or “commonsense gun control” infringements or any such provisions for which the left continually clamors.
The RNC joined in the collective facepalm and issued a comment to reporters following her blunder:
“Heckuva gaffe to have in the middle of an intensifying debate over the Supreme Court,” spokesman James Hewitt said in a statement . “Yale Law School graduate Hillary Clinton who supports a judicial litmus test on abortion, just misquoted the constitution and in doing so, backed ‘a constitutional right to life.’ Nice job Hillary!”
That Mrs. Clinton cannot even quote the right document in her passionate opposition to the Constitution is telling of what kind of great legal mind she possesses and in what regard she holds our nation’s constitutional liberties.