AZ, WV, The Fillibuster, the Second Amendment, and the Supreme Court

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U.S.A.-( Much of the Bill of Rights may hang on the resolution of two Democrat senators, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Both states are noted as being strong supporters of the Second Amendment. Both senators have stated they will vote to uphold the Senate filibuster rule. Their votes may determine the future of the Republic.


“Kyrsten is against eliminating the filibuster, and she is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster,” a spokesperson for Sinema told the Washington Post on Monday.


Manchin, speaking to reporters in the Capitol, reiterated that he does not support going “nuclear” to gut the 60-vote legislative filibuster and indicated that there was no timeline where, if Republicans blocked legislation, he would change his mind.

“I do not support doing away with the filibuster under any condition. It’s not who I am,” Manchin said.

The filibuster is a Senate rule which requires 60 senators to vote to end debate. This creates a requirement for 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate.

The filibuster makes it difficult to get radical legislation through the Senate.

An exception to the filibuster exists for reconciliation votes on pending matters with the House. Obamacare was passed using the reconciliation process, which many consider an illegitimate use of the process.

The Democrats eliminated the filibuster for judicial appointments during the Obama regime. The Republicans extended the elimination to Supreme Court appointments, and to limit debate on the appointments of judges.

With 50 Republican and 50 Democrat senators, many leftists are calling for the elimination of the filibuster rule to allow them to force as many radical bills through the Congress as they can, as fast as they can, while they control both chambers of Congress with slim majorities.

The proposed changes include:

  • Adding additional states to the Union to ensure Democrat control of the Senate
  • Packing the Supreme Court with far-left judges to prevent the court from striking down unconstitutional legislation
  • Extending citizenship to millions of illegal aliens
  • Taking congressional control of national elections to facilitate leftist control of the national vote through mandatory mail-in ballots, elimination of identification for voter registration, mandatory voter registration, perhaps mandatory voting, perhaps extending the vote to 16-year-olds.

Massive numbers of untracked and mail-in ballots would make voter fraud difficult to find and prosecute, which many claim happened in Georgia, Nevada, and Wisconsin. With the partisan leftist Media and Tech Oligarchs having effective control over which elections are investigated, this would bias national elections even more in favor of Democrats.

With the Media and the Tech Oligarchs exposed as far-left partisans, there is movement in the states to preserve voting integrity. The left sees this as a threat. Many Leftists believe their slender control of the Senate is their last chance to pass radical changes through the legislature. The Democrat majority in the House is also slender, with only 10 votes separating the 232 Democrats and the Republicans.

Democrats may lose control of both the House and the Senate in 2022 if the radical changes proposed by the Left are prevented from happening for two years.

Senator Kyrsten Sinema has become a sort of “McCain” of the Democrats, being willing to “reach across the aisle” to conservatives from time to time. She has been gaining a reputation for independence from the Democrat herd. Senator Sinema maintains offices at three locations. Comments can be left on answering machines at all three locations.

  • 3333 E. Camelback Rd, Suite 200
    Phoenix, Arizona 85018
    Phone: 602-598-7327
  • 20 E. Ochoa St. Tucson, Arizona 85701
    Phone: 520-639-7080
  • 317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington D.C. 20510
    Phone: 202-224-4521

Senator Manchin has occasionally sided with conservatives as well, but is not considered as independent as Sinema. He maintains offices in four locations.  Comments can be left on answering machines at all four locations.

  • 900 Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 629
    Charleston, WV 25302
    Phone: 304-342-5855
    Fax: 304-343-7144
  • 261 Aikens Center, Ste. 305
    Martinsburg, WV 25404
    Phone: 304-264-4626
    Fax: 304-262-3039
  • 230 Adams Street
    Fairmont, WV 26554
    Phone: 304-368-0567
    Fax: 304-368-0198
  • 306 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington D.C. 20510
    Phone: 202-224-3954
    Fax: 202-228-0002

There are 20 Republican senators up for election in 2022 and 14 Democrats.

The entire House of Representatives is up for election every two years.

Republicans gained seats in the House of Representatives in 2020, indicating any voter fraud could be overcome at the House of Representative level.

Senators Sinema and Manchin should be encouraged to uphold the long tradition of the Senate filibuster. Their support may be the tenuous string to uphold the Republic, the consent of the governed, and the Bill of Rights over the next two years.

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 retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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And the ultimate antidote to all of this madness is simply this: just say no. Just say no to any law, regulation or dictate that violates your natural rights. Do so en masse. They cannot build enough prisons to contain a people determined to be free. Just say no.


You said LEOs should not obey unlawful orders. At some point, it comes down to the government employee wearing the uniform and armed with a gun to decide what is lawful. If there was a law requiring the registration of AR15s and LEOs were ordered to arrest someone for not registering an AR15, should they do it?


Obviously they should not.

In fact enforcement would vary dramatically. In rural areas where everyone is armed and LEO understands and appreciates their dependency on the people being first responders, LEO will stay alive by letting people be. In many inner city urban areas, seizing firearms and shooting anyone offering resistance is already the norm.


Not too many LEOs providing their thoughts:

  • “Follow legal orders”
  • Enforce laws requiring registration of semiautomatic rifles?
  • Enforce laws banning the possession of semiautomatic rifles?

nrringlee stated the antidote is for citizens to say no and have a certain number of them suffer the consequences.

Do LEOs consider non-enforcement an alternative remedy?


There are “many” people in general who are not providing their thoughts. Some are more easily scared than others for various reasons. But then what was it back in the day; three percent? I and many other older people have seen this train approaching for a long, long time. For me it has been over fifty years.


I attempted to ask the question in a manner that would allow people to give their views on what some percentage of a group of people might do in the future.

I understand hesitancy with stating what an individual person would do.

The train has been running in the full light of day.


I’m retired LEO. I can tell you about 1/2 or more officers today will blindly OR willingly obey unconstitutional orders. The majority are registered democrats and vote for their own pocketbooks and benefits RATHER than what is right. I tried for many years to change that but believe I made very little or no progress. Preserveing America as a constitutional republic will be up to We The People, and the fight will be difficult and devastating. God bless America and God Bless Pres. Trump.


Based on my experience eight years removed I would agree with your assessment. There are numerous reasons for that but they don’t change the facts. The only light at the end of the tunnel is that when faced with serious opposition I think they will shrink from/abandon their “duty.”


I am also a retired LEO. What are you doing smoking weed and posting bilge water? ‘Preserveing’? REALLY?


I responded, but it was placed on hold. It was just an explanation of my questions.


Re new states: whatever happened to Jefferson? East Washington? New York State,vs City, and maybe upper and lower Illinois,Virginia,or Nevada? There are many states whose political make up differs greatly and could spur thoughts of making two of one. The progressives want to eliminate the electoral college,how about a system involving counties where each county has one electoral vote independent of any others? This would probably represent the citizens much more closely with their beliefs. In short there are ways to protect our country from the socialist/communist democratic party seeking to destroy the United States ,all enemies foreign and domestic… Read more »

Xaun Loc

So you’re saying that we might have a couple of DINOs to partly offset the bunch of RINOs in the senate.

uncle dudley

The entire senate and house should be required to watch the old Jimmy Stewart movie Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.
Maybe this would wake them up for the need of the fillibuster.


Yup, let’s stake the future of our Constitutional Republic on the promises of two Dumbocratic senators. NOPE!

Ej harbet

If thats so im developing a liking for senator senema.
And i need a hat like mr weingarten has. Id steal his but he’d shoot me with that old glock. Joking. I enjoy your guest appearances on lock n load.


My default switch is set at: “just another anti 2nd Amendment politician”

I’m not aware of any journalist conducting a detailed interview with her regarding gun control laws.

Maybe Harold would go through a couple dozen issues with her and get her on the record.


I’m not from Arizona, nor am I a democrat but I am a man and she’s pretty smokin’ hot; for a Senator. Lol!


You should see her in a tutu.
And if you’re at all competent with a search engine, you can.


Yes, she’s crazy but those are the most fun! You’ve just gotta know when to walk away.


Like the male black widow who must flee after mating or be eaten. Occasionally one does escape and I know he looks back and thinks, “uh huh, nailed that”!


If one can vote by mail, one should again be able to buy guns by mail.


Hard to argue against that logic.