Earlier I covered one of Congressman Eric Swalwell’s idiotic Tweets about gun confiscation.
There was a reply in that thread that I saw that I really wanted to take apart.
It is from German Lopez, who is a correspondent at Vox who writes about guns.
With respect to Mr. Lopez, no, it is not odd.
We are law abiding citizens because we believe in just and reasonable, good faith laws.
This does not apply just to gun laws, but to all laws.
Good people are not morally obligated to obey evil laws.
Followers of this blog might remember from a few weeks ago a Georgia State Representative that proposed a Testicular Bill of Rights law as a protest to Georgia’s heart beat bill.
If passes – unlikely, but say it happened – it would be a crime for a married man to have consensual sex with his wife without a condom.
I would not obey that law.
A radical feminist a few years ago proposed replacing Fathers’ Day with Castration Day, making castration of men mandatory.
You can say this is extreme and would never happen, but barely two generations ago, when my Grandfather was a young man, Germany was castrating Jews, Gypsies, and the mentally defective against their will.
In the United State, the Supreme Court decided in 1927 in Buck v. Bell that compulsory sterilization of the mentally defective was Constitutional. Buck v. Bell has never been overturned.
I have covered three news stories, one in England, one in Canada, and one in Texas in which the goverment has engaged in the compulsory chemical castration of children under the guise of gender affirmation.
With the modern Left, every old bad fascist idea is new an great again as long as it’s woke, so the idea of the compulsory sterilization of undesirables being mainstreamed is not that far fetched, as long as the justification is woke.
I will not obey that law. I will not submit myself or allow my son to subject to that.
The Supreme Court has never overturned Korematsu v. United States, justifying Japanese Internment.
Anybody who follows social media knows that the Left calls NRA members and white males in general terrorists after any shooting. Sitting Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said in her official Twitter that the NRA “are the true enemy!”
If a Progressive were to use Korematsu to justify the internment of NRA members or gun owning white men or any other category of woke undesirables.
I will not obey that law.
The Left in America hates free speech, loves to deplatform speakers, and believes hate speech should be banned.
If a Progressive judge from the Yale Law School class that protested Kavanaugh overturns the 1st Amendment and prohibits hate speech and defines writing a Conservative blog as a hate speech violation, and orders me to stop blogging.
I will not obey that law.
I will not obey bad and restrictive laws that deprive me of my live, liberty, property, or Constitutional protections.
I obey the law as is today because I want to participate in a free society.
When the law says I have to give up my guns, my right to speak, or my bodily autonomy, I will not obey the law because it is not a law written in good faith.
Understand that the purpose of Swalwell’s idea is to turn tens of millions of people who up until the moment the law goes into effect are both law abiding and have never harmed anyone into felons.
The purpose of Swalwell’s law is the subjection of tens of millions of good people to a loss of liberty and property.
Saying “yesterday you were law abiding, but today, without doing anything different, you are not law abiding and you must give up your rights and your property to be law abiding” is not an argument or a law passed in good faith.
To put it bluntly, I will not agree to walk into a concentration camp just because the law says I must.
That’s not odd.
To think that I, or millions of other Americans, will subjugate ourselves to some petty tyrant because he scribbled his name on a piece of paper.