By Taylor Day | January 16, 2020
What is happening in Virginia is tyranny, plain and simple.
When Democrats took the majority in Virginia the last election, they quickly put on the table a package of radical laws that were set to limit Virginians’ Second Amendment rights, including closing down every shooting range not owned by the government, hindering their ability to form militias, severely limiting gun sale transfers, as well as fresh registration bills.
Within the first 48 hours of taking over the Virginia legislature in 2020, Democrats passed their first of many proposed gun laws and banned the carry of firearms on the property of the state capitol and other government offices.
The people of Virginia spoke up and declared it would be their last term in office. The government responded with a motion to eliminate voter ID laws.
Virginia decided then that they wouldn’t wait for another election. A petition to remove Governor Northam began circulating as well as other petitions to remove delegates from office. When the petition received almost a third of the signatures needed to recall the governor, a new bill was introduced to raise the amount of signatures needed from 10% of the prevailing vote, to 25%.
Oh, but it doesn’t stop there! Other bills in session in the 2020 legislature:
- SJ 6 – Which changes the governor’s term from 4 to 8 years.
- SB 399 – Virginia’s electoral votes for president will go to the candidate who has won the national popular vote. It will no longer matter who many Virginians vote for in presidential races.
- SJ 9 and SJ 14 – Restores felons’ abilities to vote.
- SJ 29 – Changes how Governors, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General are elected. Previously, the candidate receiving the most votes statewide would be elected. Proposed: change to who wins the majority in Congressional districts. In case of a tie, the General Assembly will pick the winner.
The people of Virginia have had enough. A huge pro-gun rally was scheduled for January 20th outside of the state’s capitol building in Richmond. Of course Governor Northam wouldn’t be a proper despot if he just let the people exercise their First and Second Amendment rights so he declared a state of emergency.
His reasoning is absolutely mental. During a press conference on Wednesday, Governor Blackface declared that there was “online chatter” and “considered credible threats”, but refused to give details. He did say that it “mirrored” the online conversations that occurred shortly before the Charlottesville protests where disrupters showed up, and without a permit, blocked traffic, pounded on vehicles, and otherwise molested citizens and protesters alike. On orders, police stood down. As a result, one woman was killed when a panicked driver accelerated into a crowd.
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I must have missed that part of the Constitution where is says, “shall not be infringed… Unless there is considerable online chatter.” And invoking the racially charged Charlottesville protest is a devious way of making people conjure up images of neo-Nazis with tiki torches, otherwise completely unrelated to a pro-gun rally. Is Governor Northam trying to create a fear of pro-gun activists and activate Antifa sleeper cells to confront Monday’s protestors? Probably. That’s what the Virginia Citizens Defense League believes, which they explained in the following alert:
“The Democrats are afraid of the voters and want to portray this peaceful assembly of law-abiding gun owners in the worst possible way. They would love for it to degenerate to ‘violence, rioting, and insurrection’ in order to smear gun owners. Has the Democrat leadership actually invited violent groups to attend for the purpose of disrupting our peaceful assembly?”
If a confrontation does occur, it will no doubt be reported as the pro-gun demonstrators’ predisposition for violence, reaffirming the left’s beliefs that all gun owners are evil.
Virginia is falling to tyranny. The government is acting imperiously, and interfering with the citizens’ avenues to keep them in check. The government is proposing laws to prevent themselves from being voted out or removed from office–a bright red flag–as well as banning the possession of guns and the use of militias as a last resort to force them out of office.
This is exactly why the Second Amendment was written and what our forefathers were trying to protect us from. What is even scarier is how rapidly Virginia has gone from more-or-less normal to near-complete tyranny.
This is the tyranny that our Founding Fathers foresaw, which they clearly and repeatedly warned us about it, and for which they made sure our inalienable rights were clearly stated in the Bill of Rights.
But those inalienable rights have been, and continue to be, infringed upon. And while the grossest example is currently happening in Virginia, we have allowed this happen since the first sweeping gun law was implemented – 1934’s National Firearms Act.
The representatives we elect, who are supposed to work for the citizens, have chosen to neglect us, as well as the Constitution they took an oath to uphold. They are autocrats.
This is a powder keg and the Democrats are scattering the matches, hoping for a spark. It’s a deliberate trap because they know that the people most likely to come out Monday in support of the Second Amendment are also distrusting of the government and their gun grabs. Sleazy Democrats can use the fallout for a political purpose. A single altercation, no matter how just and righteous it is, and they will depict any who oppose them with modern Nuremberg Laws, painting all gun owners as nutcases (or, as typical, racist somehow) and tie their own degradation of American rights to President Trump.
Without a doubt, this moment will be pivotal to the story of how the U.S. was destroyed, because if it happens in Virginia, it will happen everywhere else, too.
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This piece originally appeared on CreativeDestructionMedia.com and is used by permission.
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