So, Illinois’ Democrat gun-grabbers and their Governor, recently passed one of the most draconian and unconstitutional firearm, firearm accessories, and ammunition bans in US history. But, thanks be to Heaven and patriots with the means to do something, the immediate effect of the Dems’ criminal misconduct was a legal insurrection. 85 out of the 102 Illinois Sheriffs declared that they will not enforce this illegal law nor incarcerate citizens who are in arrested by other law enforcement agencies because of that law.
Obviously the Democrat Legislators and their Governor, JB Pritzker are shocked, dismayed, and outraged by the mass insurrection of Illinois’ Sheriffs Departments. But, what are they going to do against these patriots? Not only does Pritzker and the rest of the gun-grabbers have little to no practical recourse, but these are collectively a large, well-armed and equipped, organized group of patriots. They’re not the sort people that politicians should really want to push too far. 😉
Starting in the mid-1950s, America has been dealing with nigh on constant cries – often violent cries – for equality and the destruction of what racial activists have decried as White Supremacy. That was, as problematical and poorly thought out as it was, a necessary pain. There was at that time deliberate and government-enforced inequality between Whites and non-Whites. As such, cries for equality were not inherently a bad thing.
In all truth, back then, it was a good and necessary thing that they won and that the Civil Rights Movement, for all its chaos and flaws, won the day. Though, even then, it was not enough for the Blacks or their enablers and even the venerated MLK later decided that “reparations” should be handed out to his people, thereby setting the stage for later woes.
And therein was the rot that twisted and distorted Civil Rights into the sick caricature and anti-American thing it is today. Equality was decided soon after it was achieved to be not nearly enough.
Equity vs. Equality
Equality – what used to be purported as a good thing and a goal – meant each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. Equity – the Left’s and their minorities’ newspeak for wanting more – states that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome irrespective of those circumstances or their input into the process.
Yes; that’s the sad and maddening truth of what Civil Rights have been corrupted into devolving down to. Equality is deprecated among minorities, especially the Blacks, and their “woke” enablers in these times. Now the word is “Equity” and it is a strident demand for special privileges and advantages, preferably and most often mandatorily at the expense of White people, especially White Men, and most especially Straight White Men.
And this isn’t just hateful and wrongheaded rhetoric. Both government agencies and private sector corporations are putting tangible measure into place to give minorities special advantages and privileges, including but not limited to: prioritized hiring and promotions, special career-based educational programs, and special protections against Whites.
At The Risk Of “Shadowing” Things
At the marginal risk of “shadowing” the issue and its problems, and repeating the judgemental errors of the Warren Court’s opinion on Roe v. Wade, it’s my opinion that the actions taken to further Equity instead of Equality are not just wrong, racist, sexist, heterophobic, and pernicious, they’re unconstitutional and a violation of White people’s – specially Straight White Men – Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. There is little to no functional difference between providing special benefits to people based upon their race, creed, color, gender, or sexual proclivities and denying them such based upon those same criteria. Either way, it falls solidly under the Penumbra of the 14th Amendment and, hence, should be considered a violation of the Civil Rights Act.
Of course, the Left, their minorities, and their politicians disagree with this. Or rather, even if they agree with the premise, they don’t care. Their point in switching from equality to equity was explicitly to take current wealth and future opportunity from Whites and redistribute to others. And, the taking is at least as important to them as their redistributing is.
Exactly! You can’t have it both ways because there is only one way under Natural/Divine Law, which is specifically enumerated by the US Constitution. You have your inalienable rights and those business owners have them too.
And no! I’m very much not one of those who’ve jumped on the Pandemic Panic bandwagon. Frankly, a disease with a 0.28% Crude Mortality Rate (CMR) and a 1.4% Infection Mortality Rate (IMR) doesn’t particularly impress me, especially when only 4.5% of those deaths occurred in people under the age of 65 who did not have an underlying medical condition such as: Diabetes, Lung Disease, Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, Kidney Disease, GI/Liver Disease, and Obesity. But this isn’t about COVID-19; it’s about rights and what’s right and what’s wrong.
It was and is the same thing as businesses saying that you can’t bring your firearm into them. It’s their right. It’s also the same thing as businesses setting a basic dress-code. It’s their right.
You have a right to your person, but they have a right to their persons and their property. So, don’t be an asshole. You’re far closer to being an oppressor by doing so than those business owners are by exercising their rights.
You also have the right to just not patronize those businesses, just as they have the right to tell you that they don’t want your business.
Now that you’ve ceded authority to the government for the supposed sake of your safety and everyone else’s once, what now? What about the next time the would-be dictators, benevolent or not, want to strip your constitutional rights away under the penumbra of it being for your health and safety and that of everyone else?
You’ve Set A Precedent
You’ve set a precedent, a precedent that the government at any level can freely violate most parts of the 1st Amendment if they rationalize it as being for the sake of public. Precedents are hard to overturn once established, especially if they’ve been accepted by any court.
And, when a precedent favors the government by expanding their control, it will be used again, each time with a little broader scope or in a context a little further away from whatever crisis was the basis for setting that precedent.
With the confirmation of President Trump’s latest nominee to the SCOTUS beginning today, we are beginning one of our nation’s largest and most important restoration projects – the restoring of a proper interpretation of the US Constitution and a return to it being the foundation of all US law and court decisions.
And that is exactly half of why the Liberals and Progressives are screaming, ranting, and gnashing their teeth over Kavenaugh. The other half being, of course, that he was nominated by President Trump.