We need to start a new political party – the Emoticratic Party – which governs entirely upon the emotion the party members feel that day.
Oh wait – we already have that. I wish I could claim credit for that moniker, but it’s been floating around the dusty corners of the internet for years. I just felt that it needed to be given more use. (I “felt” – see what I did there?)
Democrats newly in the majority in the House of Representatives have wasted no time in throwing just about anything in the way of gun control against the wall to see if it sticks. And they’re trying to make it extra sticky – with tears and blood.
The justification for even more incursions upon the rights of law-abiding Americans is “safety” and “saving lives” – *sniff, single tear*. Senator Kamala Harris is even advocating waving the bloody shirt in front of legislators just before a vote. Never mind that every previous emotionally-driven piece of anti-gun legislation has done precisely zero to affect violent crime rates. I’m looking at you, Chicago, California, et al.
The mayor and city council members of Pittsburgh were willing to actually violate Pennsylvania state law by imposing their own city firearms restrictions in the wake of the synagogue shootings. Because feelings. Now millions of taxpayer dollars will be wasted because they are being taken to court and will have to defend their emotion-driven (and also craven political) actions.
The only thing that apparently matters to these politicians is power and using emotional manipulation to get that power and keep it. They know this is an effective strategy because once the limbic juices are flowing, rational thought is dead. Anyone who opposes them can be painted with the brush of “wanting more dead kids”. (I had that one thrown at me personally. I am a pediatrician, recall)
But the Founders were nothing if not intellectuals. They crafted the entire Constitution very carefully. They knew the damage that the inflamed masses could do to governance, and thus did everything in their power to put roadblocks in the way of rash emotional action on the federal level.
Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped gun-grabber politicians from the erosive destruction of Second Amendment rights – one teardrop at a time. They cravenly waste no opportunity to use the blood and tears of their constituents to increase the rate of corrosion.
As we enter the choppy waters of a new election season, let us do everything in our power to resist and expose the agenda of crocodile tears. Facts, not feelings are what should underlay enduring governance – especially when it comes to the Constitutional Rights of every American citizen.