The Camel’s Nose
Sleepy Uncle Joe appears to have been reprogrammed by his handlers, the radical socialist/communist left of the Democratic Party (which is about 75 percent of the party) into going for the gold and being their mouthpiece in their drive to repeal the Second Amendment.
They claim they are only after “assault weapons” and “weapons of war,” but their puppet Joe slipped up and started badmouthing 9mm ammunition, implying it needs to be banned as well. This is the beginning of the classic camel’s nose under the tent tactic that the left has perfected to a science.
It’s amazing that they appear to honestly believe that we will all stand by and allow them to interpret any part of our Constitution in a manner that suits their agenda. The comments by Joe are the best example of this.
Do they honestly believe that the majority of Americans are going to stand by and allow their God given rights to be eliminated or watered down to a point that they don’t mean anything? Does it have the potential to go from a war of words to a war of ugly actions? I believe so.
And where is the enforcement of the 10th Amendment? Its whole purpose is to limit the power of the federal government and ensure the states run themselves. But because the public schools, for the most part, have become government indoctrination centers with the mission of turning out good little drones and peons who will simply say, “yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir.” If they want to repeal an amendment, do it to the 17th and return the power to elect senators to the state legislators where it originally was.
The House of Representatives is the people’s representation in the federal government, the Senate is supposed to be representing the individual states and handling those things that affect the states. They were selected by the state legislators, which gave the states more control and also had them listening more to the people. But doing that would take away these politicians’ power and give it back to the people where it belongs. How radical!
Without enforcing the 10th Amendment, repealing the 17th, and, as much as I hate to say it, imposing term limits on members of the House and Senate, we the people are destined to become surfs and peons – in other words, slaves.
Well, Joe’s dumb comments yesterday about the 9mm mags may be what “awaken a sleeping giant” amount the silent majority!
What is a surf? Did this pseudo intellectual mean serf? I’m new to this website, but was a regular reader of the print version. I had thought this paper had disappeared once again, this time for good. Glad to see it has survived. I do remember this idiot, Marshall, constantly writing in to the print version, and, after looking back through the archives, it seems nothing has changed. Is he actually on the payroll? His takes are so ridiculous that they have to be made up.
I apologize for that typo…I did in fact mean ‘serf’ but got slightly ahead of my self.
As for the rest, my grandma always told me “never wrestle with a pig…you’ll both get dirty but the difference is the pig loves it.”
Welcome back to Rhino online! Still a great paper for local politics. Hammer is as sharp as ever. Letters to Editor get crazy and down right silly. Alan Marshall and Myself being of the two opposing views but hopefully seen in good fun.
Yes, it is hoped that our disagreements be civil – and address the issue.
More hyperbolic rhetoric from Alan. It’s starting to get boring….
1) Joe has always been anti gun/handgun but that doesn’t mean anyone is taking guns anytime soon from anyone. This is a fear monger BS stump speech talking point that has been around for decades. Yet no one has ever asked for me to turn in any of my guns. Only thing this fear mongering does it make it harder to purchase ammo and reloading supplies.
2) K-12th Grade educational standards are tightly controlled by State board of education. Right down to only allowing abstinence to be taught as a means of birth control. The men and women in our public schools come from our community. They have no alternative motive other than getting better scores on tests for the kids that teach. Your kids friends and social groups have far more influence over their indoctrination to specific points of view than teachers. Teachers can only dream of having that much influence over children. Or maybe modern conservatives just think that they are such bad parents that a single individual who only interacts with their kid for a very limited period in their life has more influence then they could?
3) Other than the recent health mandates that were mostly driven at the state level, what mandates has the federal government ever imposed to make you anything close to being a slave? Just more ranting without any rationale it sounds like to me.
Let the adults work on real solutions to real problems while you worry about your little fantasy land of doom.
Please, please, PLEASE tell me you are not among what you consider “adults”
Again, you fail to stand up to a rational critic of your silly rantings. Like I said…starting to be boring.
I honestly think “Marshall” is a fake. I’ve thought so since the days of the print version. This character is a creation of either Yost, Card, or even Bledsoe. Perhaps it’s even more satire from Hammer. No one in real life can be as dumb and as blind as this “Alan Marshall”.
He’s on to us guys…guess we’ll have to come up with another name
sadly he is the real over sized mustached deal. He is even an elected official (if you call anyone in Pleasant Garden an official). No. I didn’t vote for him.
You know Chris, you insult and belittle me on every post I make here, except once, and quite honestly it really doesn’t bother me and in each case I actually find it amusing. People ask me why I take it and I tell them I simply consider the immature source and drive on.
But when you begin to insult people you don’t know and put down a town you have no idea about, you have shown you have reached an absolutely low level that will be hard to beat.
Do I hate you? No. Do I pity you? Greatly.
I actually believe he’s a paid troll, gets paid by the amount of negative responses he can garner. Don’t give him the time of day, it’s not worth it.
We have term limits, it’s called the ballot box. Ford, Carter, Bush 41, Trump, were all turned out. Before that, I think you have to go back to Taft.
However, the voters as a group, ain’t got a clue.
There was a time I would agree with you wholeheartedly but more and more the “professional politicians” have changed things.
The problem with imposing term limits on Congress critters is those that there are effective people that try to actually serve the people (Howard comes to mind) would be caught up with the bottom feeders.
It is essential that we add a constitutional amendment limiting congressional terms. The ballot box theory always comes up to try and prove that term limits are not needed. Each state elects their own representatives to send to Washington DC. Voters in NC cannot prevent a Pelosi or Schumer or McConnell from being elected. Yet, they impact the lives of North Carolinians. Before the federal government became so powerful, I might have agreed with you. Before the Great Society, before the growth of a bloated bureaucracy, before the Department of Education, before the federal government watered down the Tenth Amendment, I might have agreed with you. For citizens of every state to regain a semblance of self-governing, we must limit the power of the federal government. Term limits is a start to that end.
It’s not just our Left that’s intent on enslaving us Alan, it’s the World Economic Forum in whose thrall they dwell.
Some say I’m a conspiracy theorist, but there is no theorizing. The Davos crowd openly state that their goal is to enslave the World’s population so much so that we “…will own nothing, and be happy”. They’re Hell bent on turning us into serfs.
The Anglosphere is rolling over, with Australia, New Zealand and Canada becoming shockingly authoritarian. The UK is not far behind (probably because they’re so chronically incompetent). The world’s best hope, as always, is the United States of America (but African countries have bravely rejected the WHO Pandemic Treaty).
The small business owners, the Christians, the strivers, the sexually normal, the morally normal (i.e, against infanticide), the rednecks, the gun owners must all coalesce to vote out this evil Federal government under which we now suffer.
“If there is hope, it lies in the proles”. (1984) The proles are going to have to rise up and remonstrate. I’m doing what i can.
There is no conspiracy to say that only the mega wealthy have any real say in what happens in our dear country and many other countries. The real leadership never runs for office but only manipulates the fools that do with massive amount of spending on PACs and campaigns. We will never have a pure democracy until we take private money out of politics.
I don’t buy into the concept that the mega wealthy coordinate the actions from within some dark bunker. The egos of the mega wealthy would never work directly together for any purpose.
I also don’t buy into the idea of authoritarianism taking hold in US or Canada. Would certainly support more checks and balances post Trump and his view of a fascist Presidency fantasy.
Of course I don’t agree with your bigoted view of non-Christians, LGBTQ and some wacky definition of morally normal (starting to sound a bit like a Taliban wacko). There are many non-Christian and LGBTQ folks that do a great deal of good in our government systems.
The Second Amendment was written to protect the First Amendment. Both were written to give power to the people who are the government of this nation. Our founders wanted the people to have the protection of private “arms” in order to be able to defend themselves as a group from a government should it become tyrannical and not uphold the Constitution. The rights of the Second Amendment are not for hunting or home protection, they are for the citizens to be able to make sure that the government stays in its place. Our government knows that and that is why it is so intent on beginning to limit those rights now. Those of us who know history, know our Constitution, know the plans of progressive socialism, know we must protect the rights of the First and Second Amendments.
The 1st Amendment survives bcause of the 2nd.
Well said, Deborah. They have to disarm us before they can enslave us. The second amendment stands in their way.
Repealing the 2nd amendment is a fear mongering line that the Right has used for decades to rally their base. It is NEVER going to happen. There are many strong supporters of the 2nd amendment on the Left. Just not the zealots that you have on the Right. Sure there are blowhards on the Left like Biden….but to mass confiscate weapons in the US is and never was going to happen.
“The Second Amendment is not absolute” – Joe Biden (last week). The Left is doing its best to disarm us, as they are doing in Canada, where Trudeau has outlawed ALL gun transactions.
Biden has always been an anti-2nd amendment blow hard. There is a reason it takes 70% pass rate to add or remove an amendment. Not gonna happen. Plus the 2nd amendment keeps Biden from doing as Trudeau did. Go hug your guns and cry in fear. Let the adult work on real solutions to the real problems.
Your thinking is confused (as always). Whether the Second Amendment WILL be repealed is different to whether the Democrats are TRYING to repeal it. I claimed the latter, not the former.
Do try harder.
Repealing the 2nd amendment is their pipe dream.
Almost impossible, but can be attacked and litigated endlessly.
3/4 of the states would have to ratify a repeal. A very high hurdle to jump over.
The founders did this by intent so our constitution would not be constantly changing based on
“Passions of the day”.
Blah blah blah keep your mouth shut — nobody’s taking a way your rights. The 14th amendment goes away and you cheer and fire your arms.
Making kids not being able to buy machine guns and you cry bullets.
To Stuff It, whoever you are it is apparent that you’re a libtard! You are as stupid as a bag of bricks! Anyone with an inkling of knowledge of firearms knows damn well no freaking body is buying a machine gun. All of you socialist should shut the hell up! Since you’re so hell bent on taking away American citizens right to bear arms how about we take away your right to flap your stupid yap! Machine gun… pffft! IDIOT!
I agree with Alan Marshall.
We do need term limits!
Do not.put your or your family’s life in the hands of anyone,especially a politician.