I have no passion for politics. Political parties, lobbyists and politicians who will say anything to get elected, do not excite me. The mosquito infested swamp in which they dwell exists in those murky, dark latitudes of impropriety, where its denizens put personal gain over public service. I would trust a used car salesman before most elected officials and I hold neither in high esteem. The astounding negativity of the electoral process and the character assassinations of political opponents, leaves me cold.
Love them or hate them as one might, I, and the Liberty First Foundation, recognize that this is the way our constitutional republic functions and we consider it to be our patriotic and civic responsibility to participate in the process, as distasteful as it is.
So I vote, and I vote religiously. I am an independent and unenrolled voter. My voting record predates the 26th amendment to the Constitution which in 1971, lowered to voting age to 18. By now, the mathematically astute among you, have most likely presumed that I am a curmudgeon of sorts. You wouldn’t be wrong if you did.
The source for my angst is linked directly to the shabby treatment that politicians on the left are giving to the pillars of our government; seemingly ignoring the existence of the Declaration of Independence while wiping their feet on the United States Constitution as they defile the Bill of Rights! In my over 50 years of observing political dialogue, I cannot remember a time when a politician of any party dared to suggest that these documents, the foundations of freedom found only in the United States, should be regarded with anything less than the highest degree of reverence possible, until recently, when those on the political left decided that the “right to keep and bear arms” was an impediment to public safety.
The Second Amendment has now become a political football. It is under relentless attack from fear-mongering, gun-grabbing, left leaning politicians who either, advocate for its outright repeal, or the enactment of state and local laws so restrictive that it is totally nullified and relegated to a mere ink stain on old parchment! And they do this because it is politically expedient for them to do so. They choose to capitalize on the tragic and incomprehensible school shootings in which our children were killed, only in an effort to garner enough votes to make the “blue wave” a reality this November.
Let’s pause for a moment to let that last point sink in.
A political party is choosing to trade one of our enumerated civil rights for votes, which may enable them to seize more power and control over our lives, in a thinly veiled disguise to save our school children!
And then they have the audacity to claim that if you believe the Second Amendment is worth fighting for, then you believe that killing children is OK. And to make this false choice even more outrageous than it already is, this position is fostered by the same political party that is willing to burn down the White House and the Supreme Court to preserve a 1973 Court decision known as Roe v. Wade, which gave women the constitutional right to kill their unborn children!
This begs the question, which does the left cherish most, votes or children?
The inconsistency of their disparate positions regarding the lives of our children simply strains credulity. Over the last 20 years, less than 250 children and adults have been killed in school shootings, contrasted with well over 50,000,000 (50 million) children aborted since 1973. I think the answer is clear and the fallacy of their Second Amendment argument has been exposed and laid bare. But this article is not about abortion rights, it’s about gun rights, the political process of electing our representatives and the charade the left is attempting to perpetrate on the American electorate.
The situation is no different in the very safe State of Maine where I reside. We will be electing an entirely new government this fall. Every seat in the House, the Senate and the Governor’s office will change. All of the candidates on the left vowed to enact new draconian gun laws if elected while Republicans vowed to protect the Second Amendment and made it a plank in their platform.
Sadly, it is a sign of the times that I have become a single issue voter, and the single most important issue I have ever cast my vote for is the protection of the Second Amendment. My strategy for the Maine Primary election was to determine which of the Republican candidates had the best chance of defeating his opponents and offer the best protection for our liberties. But first, I had to register with the Republican Party.
Several weeks later, I received a nice letter from Melania Trump on behalf of the Republican National Committee, asking me to pledge my support for President Trump and to make a generous financial contribution to the R.N.C. I have received these solicitations in the past and never donated. But this time, I will.
Never before in my lifetime has a President of the United States, who has publicly vowed to protect the Second Amendment and who has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association, been so viciously attacked by the media and the Democrats. Their false narrative has already overwhelmed the most gullible among us and we most get the truth out to counteract their lies. And that takes money. So, in the interest of victory for Republican Senators, Representatives and the Second Amendment, I will put my money where my mouth is, and send a generous donation to the Committee.
I would appreciate it if you could help, too! Imagine, if 20,000 of our members donated just 25 dollars each, Republicans would have an additional half-million dollars ($500,000) with which to fight for the Second Amendment. I’m sending them 100 bucks. If you can donate, here is their address:
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
C/O MELANIA TRUMP
P.O. BOX 96994
WASHINGTON, DC 20077-7556
Patriotism starts with a donation and extends into the voting booth. Please do your part!