Thom Tillis ran for the Senate promising he wouldn’t be another rubber stamp for President Obama. The senator needs to know that you remember those promises, and you’ll still remember four years from November. Likewise, Richard Burr.
Raleigh, NC -(Ammoland.com)- Merrick Garland is Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Scalia. Garland’s record indicates he would vote to overturn Scalia’s landmark D.C. vs. Heller ruling that allows citizens in Washington, DC to have a gun.
Other votes by Garland convey his absolute hostility to our 2nd Amendment rights. See http://bit.ly/1RnoWZr for a National Review look at this.
Garland’s Nomination Is A Potential Disaster for the Bill of Rights:
The unfortunate passing of originalist Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has brought to the forefront some terrifying possibilities. Namely, the potential lame duck appointment, by President Obama, of another far left Supreme Court justice. For the foreseeable future, this would tip the balance of every important Supreme Court decision away from Constitutional principles. It is not hyperbole to say it is something from which the nation might never recover.
Tillis Reconsiders the ‘Rubber Stamp’:
With potential disaster looming, nearly all Republican Senators who have spoken on the topic have insisted the Senate will hold firm, and Scalia’s replacement will be appointed by the next president. However, not Thom Tillis. He doesn’t seem concerned at all. In fact, the beltway press breathlessly touted Tillis’s “breaking ranks” from other Conservatives on this matter.
[Senator Thom Tillis] suggested in an interview with The Tyler Cralle Showon Tuesday that lawmakers should consider any nominee the president sends forth and approve or reject based on his or her merits.
An ideological replacement for Scalia is “unlikely to happen,” Tillis conceded, “but I think we fall into the trap if we just simply say sight unseen—we fall into the trap of being obstructionist.”
Tillis & Burr were hired by the people of North Carolina for the express purpose of being “obstructionists,” but oddly they are now terrified of being seen as such. So much for a fearless freshman and a veteran senator to throw away the rubber stamp, and oppose those trapped in the beltway bubble. Tillis has been in Washington just under two years, and it appears he really, really likes it there—a bit too much.
Send Your Senators a Message:
Below, see how you can easily remind your U.S. Senators, particularly our junior senator, Thom Tillis, that performance reviews are approaching (they always are). In Tillis’s case, he’s not leaving himself very good marks. Let him know that you he needs to do the right thing, because you will remember—even four years from November.
About Grass Roots North Carolina:
Grass Roots North Carolina is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the freedoms guaranteed us by the Bill of Rights. Our main focus is the right to keep and bear arms. GRNC was central to drafting and passing North Carolina’s concealed handgun law and since that time has continued to push for improvements to gun laws.
For more information, visit: www.grnc.org.