Opinion by Allen West
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the military, we have a saying, “never get in your enemy’s way when they are self-destructing.” I cannot think of a better adage when it comes to the insidious, absurd, and, yes, stupid, things emanating from the progressive socialist left . . . the folks who have taken control of the Democrat Party.
It is somewhat like the movie, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Some alien life form has taken over the bodies of these Democrats, and the insane screeching noise from their mouths is non-nonsensical. As always. There were some great contestants for this week’s Old School Patriot “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” recognition, including the chuckleheads who undermined thousands of new high paying jobs coming to NYC. But, in the end, there was one clear-cut choice, and I think you will agree.
This week’s recipient of the “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” award is none other than Ms. “We have to pass the bill in order to find out what is in it,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday issued a warning to Republicans poised to support President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border: the next Democratic president, she said, could do the same on guns.
“A Democratic president can declare emergencies, as well,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “So the precedent that the president is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans.” Pelosi noted that Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and faculty dead. She argued that the real national emergency is not illegal border crossings, but gun violence in the U.S.
“Let’s talk about today: The one-year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America,” Pelosi said. “That’s a national emergency. Why don’t you declare that emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would.”
“But a Democratic president can do that.” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) also shared a tweet calling several issues championed by Democrats, such as climate change and income inequality, a “national emergency.”
Oh boy, the progressive socialist left just let us in on something. They believe that non-compliance with their ideological agenda qualifies as a national emergency. Rep. Cleaver reiterated that gun violence, and even access to healthcare, are real national emergencies. Border security is not, as he asserted in his Twitter post. There is no way that Speaker Pelosi can delete what she said, we have video evidence forever.
It is quite disconcerting, disturbing, that the left, under a Democrat president would use their ideological agenda as the basis for declaring a national emergency. For Speaker Pelosi to hint that an individual act of violence presents grounds for a Democrat president to enact a national emergency is Constitutionally dangerous. I must ask, Ms. Pelosi, what would be the specific details of a national emergency on “gun violence?” Does this mean that by way of an executive order, action, the left will erase the Second Amendment? Part of our Constitution’s individual Bill of Rights? Does this mean that a Democrat president would authorize a violation of the Fourth Amendment and nationally violate due process criminalize millions of innocent Americans by way of firearms confiscation . . . forcibly?
Does this mean that a Democrat president would declare income inequality a national emergency and by executive order force wealth redistribution? Will we be forced only to purchase certain types of cars and forcibly be made, by national emergency executive mandate, to make our houses “green?” Don’t laugh. Already in California, they passed a law that all newly built houses must have solar panels.
I have stated before and will say so again, the progressive socialist left bases what is lawful, and now what will constitute an emergency, based upon their ideological agenda.
So what does this mean? It’s simple, Barack Obama said that he had a pen and a phone and the Democrats cheered. Now, Nancy Pelosi has told us exactly what will happen if We the People are stupid enough to vote in Democrat president — they will declare national emergencies to enact their ideological agenda.
The first objective would be gun control, disarming the American people. This is what I mean by not getting in their way as they declare to us exactly what their plan is . . . and they are triple dog daring us to stop them. They do not believe that we can, or will. Just think about the shooting yesterday in Aurora, Illinois. Yep, before the details and evidence are released, here comes the national emergency.
Why are we awarding Nancy Pelosi the “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” recognition? Because, only someone so stupid would make such a declaration, in an official and public manner.
Going forward into the 2020 presidential election the question to every Democrat candidate is, “Would you declare a national emergency on gun violence, income inequality, climate change, and access to healthcare?”
If they say no, then who is the liar, them or Pelosi? If they say yes — which the progressive socialist base will demand — then will have shown their hand. They are not running to govern, but to rule, and the dictatorship will have begun, and America will be unrecognizable. This is who the left is in America, they seek ideological domination, and will use any aspect of power to assure that vision.
To the left, Americans being killed by illegal immigrants is not a national emergency. Americans dying at the hands of illicit drugs flowing across our border is not a national emergency. Criminal illegal immigrant gangs thriving in America is not a national emergency. American taxpayers surrendering their resources to pay for social welfare benefits for illegal immigrants is not a national emergency.
But, disarming the American people? That is worthy of being declared a national emergency by a Democrat president.
Thanks so very much, Nancy, for being so stupid as to let the American people know what your plan is for America if a Democrat president is sworn into office in January 2021. You are indeed deserving of the “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” award, and we thank you for being such a dunce. We are now forewarned . . . and we shall forever be forearmed!
Allen West is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Mr. West is a Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center to support its mission to expose and neutralize liberal media bias and is an author of the book from Brown Books Publishing Group, “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death” available on Amazon.