I have said over and over and many other have said it too: When they do not respect the Second Amendment, you can rest assured they do not hold the rest of the Bill of Rights in great regard either. Gun Control champion Senator Joe Manchin gave us a startling confession on TV today.
“The problem we have—and really, the firewall we have right now, is due process. It’s all due process. So we can all say, ‘yeah, we want the same thing,’ but how do we get there. If a person is on a terrorist watch list like the gentleman—the shooter—in Orlando, he was, twice by the FBI, we were briefed yesterday about what happened. But that man was brought in twice. They did everything they could. The FBI did everything they were supposed to do. But there was no way for them to keep him on the nix list or keep him off the gun buy list. There was no way to do that. So can’t we say that if a person is under suspicion, there should be a five year period of time that we have to see if good behavior, if this person continues the same traits? Maybe we can come to that type of an agreement. But due process is what’s killing us right now.”
That pesky 5th Amendment is in the way. To paraphrase and old historical quote:
Who will rid me of this meddlesome Constitution?
Dear West Virginians, Joe Manchin needs to go. He needs to be recalled or voted out, bit nobody who publicly confesses his annoyance with the Bill of rights cannot represent any state of the Union.
Hat Tip Rob Morse.