Moving The Political Goal Posts
Colorado ––(Ammoland.com)- They’re trying to move the goal posts in the Senate.
You and I both know elections have consequences, but it appears both Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Obamacrats in the Senate don’t get that basic point.
Reid and the Obamacrats are trying to build a consensus to shred the current Senate rules and silence YOU and conservative Senators like Jim DeMint, Tom Coburn and Rand Paul.
In the name of “bi-partisanship” Reid and the Obamacrats are in negotiations to strip all legislative power from the minority party.
They say that Senators like Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn are “obstructing” the work of the “American people.”
In reality, Coburn and DeMint ARE DOING the work of the people, by fighting to protect our rights.
While the details and the Senate rules themselves are arcane and complicated, Reid’s end goal is straight forward.
Reid and his anti-gun cohorts in the Senate want to remove the “filibuster rule” which requires 60 votes to override. Conservative champions like Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn have used the “filibuster rule” to great effect for gun owners, using it to stop all manner of outrageous legislation.
The truth is, the Founding Fathers wanted the Senate to be a deliberative body, and to ensure that the voice and rights of the minority were always heard.
It will take 60 votes to pass Reid’s ridiculous new rules, which would require him to get the support of at least 13 Republican Senators.
You and I can’t afford for Senate Republicans to preemptively surrender this important battle.
Sources inside the Capitol tell me that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell might be working on a backroom deal that would allow Reid to change the rules without strong Republican opposition.
ACTION: I need you to do two things for me, right now.
- Call both of your U.S. Senators at (202) 224-3121 demanding they protect the rights of the minority and oppose any changes to the filibuster rule.
- Call Senator Mitch McConnell at (202) 224-2541 encourage him to stand up to Harry Reid and oppose any changes to the filibuster rule.
Your activism is critical, please act now.For liberty, Dudley Brown Executive Director
The National Association for Gun Rights was founded in 2001 to serve as a grassroots gun rights group focusing on building state-level gun rights groups and lobbying for pro-gun federal legislation. Brown has been a gun lobbyist for more than 17 years. Visit: www.nationalgunrights.org