“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I really am beginning to think I am both mad and in Wonderland, or more accurately, Obamaland. Wonderland, you will recall, was the world that Alice discovered when she ventured into a rabbit hole, which suddenly took a sharp, downward turn, plunging her into what seemed to be a well. “Down, down, down. Would the fall NEVER come to an end!” Her fall seemed to last forever, but she ultimately arrived in a “curious” world where the illogical was logical, and the extraordinary was commonplace.
Every day when I look at the headlines, I feel like Alice. Since the election of Barak Obama in 2008, the nation has been a freefall, culturally and economically. We cannot blame Obama for single-handedly destroying our economy, our military, and our culture. Nor can we hold him single-handedly responsible for taking away the freedoms guaranteed us in our Constitution. No, he has had plenty of help from most if not all of the Democrat party, and a few renegade “Republicans”.
Obama did not invent Obamacare overnight – he merely dusted off a longstanding Democrat plan and rammed it through the Democrat-controlled Congress when the opportunity arose. The same is true of most of his other far-left initiatives, although he seems to have waited until he was certain of his second term to allow his support for homosexual unions out of the closet. His formerly deafening silence on gun control has likewise suddenly come roaring to life. I keep wondering, like Alice, when we are going to hit the bottom of the hole, but we appear to be still falling.
Obama’s first term could only be viewed as an absolute failure using virtually any objective figures you could find (even those cooked up by the various politically-driven arms of his administration) with economic growth, number of people out of work, and number of food stamp recipients all showing a worsening, or at best a stagnation since he took office. On top of that, the world situation was notably worse by his first term’s end, with the takeover of one Middle Eastern country after another by the Muslim Brotherhood, foreign banks collapsing, and America more hated than ever despite his pandering and appeasement. One would have thought that this failure, plus his heavy-handedness, his arrogance, his obvious disdain for anyone who did not worship him, would have resulted in his being turned out at the polls. But no! He was re-elected. As Alice said to her cat in the Disney version, “That’s it, Dinah! If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And, contrary-wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” I am beginning to see.
What is unbelievable is his frontal assault on the Second Amendment. As I have detailed elsewhere, the Second Amendment does not confer a right that the government can rescind. It merely states a God-given right and warns the government not to interfere with it. That right is your right to self-protection, be it from criminals, or from what the Founders really feared, a tyrannical government. Since the preferred tool of both is the gun, it is obvious that you need the same tool to defend yourself. Any talk about the need for the government to have superior firepower is anathema to what the Founding Fathers meant, and is why it took 150 years before judicial activism raised its ugly head and the government to begin “regulating” firearms.
I was sad to see that one reader commented on the story of how Susan Rice, the woman Obama chose to lie to us repeatedly about Benghazi, whose mendacity he has rewarded by making her ambassador to the UN, has signed a UN treaty that some fear he will claim overrides our Constitution and will nullify the Second Amendment. True, the Constitution says it is the supreme law of the land, but then this administration hasn’t paid a lot of attention to what it says about much of anything. The comment was that before BHO was out of office, the Second Amendment would be repealed.
As I have pointed out elsewhere, the Bill of Rights is different from the Amendments that followed in that the first ten were necessary additions before the Constitution was ratified. They have a different historical status. But, since the advent of judicial activism, where courts feel free to ignore the history, meaning and intent of the words in favor of what they want them to mean, anything is possible. With Colorado and Connecticut jumping on the band wagon to pass laws that will do nothing to stop the crimes they fear, and will only embolden criminals, nothing would surprise me. Clearly they are not interested in the Constitutionality of their legislation. As guns are restricted, crime will soar, and the answer of the Left will be – more gun control.
It is important as the Senate debates yet more unconstitutional legislation that we do our best to alert as many people as possible to the lies and the agenda of the Left and of their propaganda arm – the mainstream media. Americans are used to a slow, deliberative legislative process, but Obama knows that he must capitalize on emotion and lies that will quickly fade with time. He must ram through his program before that happens. We must let our legislators know that we will not stand for having our rights infringed upon, and that we know the true agenda behind what they are doing. As the bumper sticker says, “Gun control isn’t about guns, it is about control.”
“I don’t like the looks of it,’ said the King: ‘however, it may kiss my hand, if it likes.’
‘I’d rather not,’ the Cat remarked.”