February 15, 2013
You know establishment liberals are desperate when they start throwing around the race card to defend their attacks on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
On Thursday, that’s exactly what former D.C. cop and MSNBC script reader Chris Matthews did – he called the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre a racist for daring to defend the god-given natural right of self-defense.
“Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals,” LaPierre wrote for the Daily Caller on Wednesday. “These are perils we are sure to face – not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.”
He also wrote that “the American people clearly see the daunting forces we will undoubtedly face: terrorists, crime, drug gangs, the possibility of Euro-style debt riots, civil unrest or natural disaster.”
Unfortunately, the NRA boss discounted the primary reason there is a Second Amendment and safely framed his argument within parameters defined by the state.
“Gun owners are not buying firearms because they anticipate a confrontation with the government. Rather, we anticipate confrontations where the government isn’t there—or simply doesn’t show up in time,” he wrote.
In fact, many Americans are buying guns fully expecting to one day fight government tyranny. As Andrew Napolitano has pointed out, the Second Amendment was written to protect the right to shoot tyrants, not skeet shoot (a reference to Obama’s ridiculous claim – supposedly backed up by a photo – that he likes to go up to Camp David and skeet shoot).
Self-defense has nothing to do with the Bill of Rights. John Locke pointed this out when he declared the right to self-defense is the first law of nature. “And thus it is that every man in the state of Nature has a power to kill a murderer,” he wrote in An Essay Concerning the true original, extent, and end of Civil Government.
Elsewhere on MSNBC, Alex Wagner also accused LaPierre of racism. “There’s also a lot of racial – racism imbedded” in his statement about self-defense and the Second Amendment. “He goes on to impugn Latin America as these kind of dark nights with dark people in Brooklyn,” she said in response to the undeniable fact Mexican and Latin American drug gangs are operating on American streets.
Novelist and guest Kurt Andersen contradicted reality by stating that “There were, not only not looters in south Brooklyn. Everybody was out helping everybody else…It was the opposite of that description.” Mr. Andersen was apparently not paying attention when the “Sandy Loot Crew” displayed their pilfered goods on Twitter.
The feeding frenzy exhibited by the usual suspects on MSNBC and AOL’s HuffPo reveal not only the distasteful slavering government-loving character of the corporate media’s liberal caste, but also their complete disconnection from reality.
Residents in America’s largest cities – from Chicago to New York and Los Angeles – know there is a criminal predatory class on the loose and it is their responsibility – indeed, their right – to defend themselves and their families, as Locke said in 1690.
Privileged MSNBC anchors and their liberal intelligentsia guests – chauffeured to and from guarded studios in limos – are apparently oblivious to this modern fact of life in America.