I can’t help shaking my head in disgust by the liberals’ abuses or ignoring of the Constitution. During the last administration, the federal government itself seems to have declared war on every one of the amendments that have to do with personal or states’ freedoms. I can come up with cases where the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, and 10th amendments were violated in the last 8 years.
Even today, the so-called anti-fascist movement (who are the most fascist acting group I have seen since the cold-war Soviet Union) has done their dead level best to destroy free speech. UC Berkeley, the home of the free speech movement, is now a hotbed of violent riots in protest of conservative speakers. Their claim is that because these speakers don’t agree with the protesters, their words are so-called hate speech. Liberal commentators go a step further, saying that hate speech is not covered by the 1st Amendment. First of all, yes it is. The Constitution does not stop you from making an ass of yourself, as the liberals do on an almost daily basis. (see also, Chelsea Clinton’s twitter feed.) And these same liberals who get so offended by opposing views, are more than willing to use violence to force their opinions on the populace, create paintings of a beheaded President Trump, a college professor who calls for white genocide, and says a passenger on an airplane who gave his seat (which this professor didn’t pay for) to a soldier “made him want to throw up.” But saying that all people are created equal, and that LGBT or blacks or illegal aliens are not more equal than everyone else or that they support President Trump is hate speech and worthy of a beating.
Now, a blogger on the Huffington Post website believes that shooting someone in self-defense is illegal because it deprives violent criminals the right to a fair trial. Go back and read that sentence again. Yes, he really wrote that. In his own words:
The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights.
Now in my humble opinion, this is an occupational hazard of your chosen profession. Just like a lumberjack might have a body part cut off by a chainsaw, or a racecar driver could be horribly disfigured in a crash. A violent criminal has an occupational risk of choosing (poorly) an armed victim. And criminal law has proven that (except in deep blue liberal areas), that the right to self-defense is supported by law (and case law). Thus it is not illegal, and my (and my loved ones’) right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness more than trumps the rights of a violent criminal who hasn’t yet been arrested. And even if I were to be arrested for self defense, I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6. However, the point of the matter is that it is not illegal to shoot someone in self-defense in most areas of the country.
The problem is that the liberal left is either ignorance of what the laws and the Constitution actually say, or selective understanding wherein they wildly misinterpret the law and twist it in their minds so only applies to their side of the argument, or they try to do away with the laws they don’t like. For instance, they try to apply the 14th amendment to illegals, while trying to steal the rights from the people to whom they actually apply.
This has got to stop.