Contradict President and Constitution, No Appointment

Contradict President and Constitution, No Appointment

Dean Weingarten

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Presidents correctly and rightfully expect their appointees to at a minimum, remain silent about policy differences, especially in areas where they have no expertise.

President Trump is not one to suffer fools at high levels. A recent potential appointee seemed to wish to score political points at the expense of the President. 

Dean L. Winslow made a basic, rookie error. He lost.

From washingtonpost.com:

At my hearing, jet-lagged and in mourning over those killed, I was asked by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) about the military discharge status of the shooter. He had been given a bad-conduct rather than dishonorable discharge and — despite episodes of domestic violence and a stint in a psychiatric hospital — was able to buy several weapons, including an AR-15-style gun. Although I stated that discharge status was not my area of responsibility, Shaheen pressed her point. I acknowledged that the Air Force dropped the ball and recommended an inspector general’s investigation focusing on systems failures that contributed to the tragedy.

Then, I blurted out what was in my heart: “I’d also like to . . . just say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semiautomatic weapon like an AR-15.” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) interrupted, warning this was not in my “area of responsibility or expertise.” Soon after, my confirmation was put on hold.

The unasked for, unrelated response outside of Dr. Winslow's expertise, disqualified him for the appointment. If he could not control his response in the high intensity, one of a lifetime hot seats of a Senate Committee hearing, how could he be relied on to avoid similar blunders in the future?

If his opinion, in direct opposition to the well-known policy of the Commander in Chief, was “heartfelt” enough to be stated in this venue, how could anyone trust him to avoid it in the future?

No one required Dr. Winslow to support policies in defense of the Second Amendment (though his oath of office would reasonably require it). His job would have little to do with defending the U.S. Constitution's Bill of Rights. If he wanted the job, all he had to do was keep silent about his anti-Second Amendment proclivities. He was not asked directly about them.

I recall my reaction when the media triumphantly blared Dr. Winslow's verbal blunder to the American public.  Was President Trump allowing his appointees to be infiltrated by anti-Constitutional idiots, ignorant of the Second Amendment debate, and all too willing to be used against him?

The Trump administration answered those concerns. Dr. Winslow proved himself to be an unreliable person for the responsibility he was offered.  The Trump administration showed it could prevent further loss of credibility, once a source of problems manifested itself.

Public officials are required to take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

Over the last 50 years, that oath has been laughed at, mocked, and made into a parody. The foundational concepts of Progressivism require the oath be taken with the understanding it will be violated whenever it is convenient to do so.

Patriots have railed for years over the lack of accountability for government officials who violate their oath of office with impunity. Perhaps we have started to turn the corner on that proclivity.

2017 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.

About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30-year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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Gordon Matthews
Gordon Matthews
2 years ago

This is the results of our dumbed down education system and all the liberal administrators and professors. How many of these younger people know anything about history of this great nation or anything about the constitution.The 2nd amendment is our right to be armed with weapons that are similar to the government forces so we can stop a tyrannical government from taking over the USA!!!!
Just saying, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all,
Grampa 38

The Revelator
The Revelator
2 years ago

@Gordon Matthews The Second Amendment is not our right to be armed….. Our Right to possess arms predate the US Constitution, and even our Declaration of Independence. It is our Unalienable right to life, to Self Preservation that we have our right to possess arms through. The Second Amendment is a restriction, or warning, against all levels of government forever removing any potential excuse or claim to regulate or restrict possession or use as a means of restricting those rights. (Also, it does not include “Ordinance”, only “Arms”. A key point that I try to educate the idiots who ask… Read more »

BJI
BJI
2 years ago

Please pardon my ignorance but WHO in hell is Dr. Winslow and what job was he up for???!!!

The Revelator
The Revelator
2 years ago
Reply to  BJI

Assistant Secretary of Defense. Key word in your post…. “Was….”

dava golino
dava golino
2 years ago

the people supporting anti second amendment agenda are really supporters of world wide disarming of the common people. this is an EU agenda and it’s pet, the UN WHO IS PUSHING DATA COLLECTION THROUGH the Universal Background check. these are this is same EU that is pushing open borders and unchecked immigration worldwide. All acts of treason toward America.

Charlie
Charlie
2 years ago

Dear Mr. Winslow: With all due respect, FU and the horse you rode in on!!
Sincerely,
AR & AK owner

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago
Reply to  Charlie

@Charlie, Hey, take it easy… on the horse!

The Revelator
The Revelator
2 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@ Wild Bill. That wasn’t a Horse. It was a Donkey, painted blue.

John Isbell
John Isbell
2 years ago

The right to own semi automatic weapons for your own protection and the protection of your country is not in my opinion insane. Many government officials carry firearms for their own protection, why shouldn’t we the people have that same right? Isn’t your life worth protecting?

Tionico
Tionico
2 years ago
Reply to  John Isbell

the gummit hooh hahs who go about armed should do so at OUR pleasure, and have nothing to do or say about whether WE go about so armed, as it is our RIGHT and DUTY as citizens to do so.

vab
vab
2 years ago

I’d also like to…just say that how insane it is that in the United States of America a bureaucrat can blatantly violate his/her oath of office and make every attempt to disarm the American people.
You can replace the term “bureaucrat” with any number of other terms, such as “politician, police officer, army officer,” etc.

durabo
durabo
2 years ago

Dear Dr. Winslow:
As far as I know, the Second Amendment is STILLL part of the Bill of Rights, just like the First Amendment, which allows you to bloviate and make ridiculous statements.

James Higginbotham
James Higginbotham
2 years ago

every member of congress, judiciary FBI, CIA, DOJ, ATF, DEA, EXT.
has VIOLATED THEIR OATHS OF OFFICE, they are ALL TRAITORS as far as i am concerned.
and we’re seeing MORE OF IT everyday with the light being SHINED ON THEM.

,

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago

Certainly the vast majority of Congress, many many federal and state judges, the Fat Boy Institute down to the GS14 level, BATFE down to the GS14 level, don’t forget all of the SESs and BLM. While we are at it lets “fire” the UN, and cease foreign aid to any country that bad mouths the US. But If we are going to get this all done, we have to get Trump and Trump supporters re-elected.

nicephotog
nicephotog
2 years ago

(Of those whom do not like the second amendment and feel there is some alternative)
More from the land of touted successful firearms ban,
apart their new fervid mass killing method of vehicle attack (incidentally the home population is outdoing ISIS at this at massive difference)
https://au.news.yahoo.com/qld/a/38413827/eighteen-year-old-girl-mum-die-after-christmas-day-car-crash/

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 years ago

The worthless POS thankfully will not get the opportunity to become a petty tyrant,next.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
2 years ago

If only all appointees, bureaucrats, judges, and politicians would reveal their beliefs that way!

The other Jim
The other Jim
2 years ago

I’m very happy to see that Dr. Winslow could not control himself and then was disqualified. Too bad recuser/refuser semi-retired Jeff Sessions was not more honest; Mueller would not be, and Obama/Hillary pals would still not be in Justice on high salary. Same with Christopher Wray.