WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2015 – What are we to learn from Wednesday’s mass murder spree by husband-and-wife team Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, Islamic fanatics who killed 14 in San Bernardino, Calif.?
What or who is to blame?
The editorial board at the New York Times says the blame rests squarely with Republicans running for president. They also blame those controlling Congress for not following California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and President Obama’s call for tougher gun legislation “to prevent people on the FBI’s consolidated terrorist watch list from purchasing guns or explosives.”
For the government to deny Americans their constitutional rights, such as the Second Amendment, they must first convict us of a crime, which they are burdened to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
In other words, the nation’s top Democrats, and their subservient toadies in the mainstream media, believe law-abiding gun owners are guilty and should be punished – without benefit of proof or trial.
And the negative injunctions of our sacred Bill of Rights (“Congress shall make no law…”) should be replaced by a secret government list, written by Democrats, replete with arbitrary injunctions (“We’ve rescinded your right to bear arms. Why? That’s a secret.”)
Back in 2004, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy was stopped at airports because someone with the same name was on the government’s secret no-fly list. “It took the senator and his staff more than three weeks to get his name removed [from the list],” the Washington Post reported.
If it took a powerful, connected, big-government Democrat (from the sainted Kennedy clan no less) three weeks to get his name off the government’s secret enemies list, how long do you think it would take little ol’ you?
It is worth noting that the New York Times blithely described the jihadist killers of 14 Californians attending a Christmas party as “a married couple with at least some contact with Islamic extremists.”
For his part, President Obama also insisted on giving the murderous duo the benefit of the doubt, saying they may have had “mixed motives in all this, which makes the investigation more complicated.”
The president, his fellow Democrats and their media amen corner are far more likely to obsess over the subtle complexities of a radical Islamist’s imagined “mixed motives” than to give law-abiding, gun-owning Americans the benefit of the doubt, a benefit our constitutional system mandates our government servants give a free people.
“Radical Islamic terrorism. We have a president that refuses to use the term,” said GOP candidate Donald Trump. “He refuses to say it. There’s something going on with him that we don’t know about.”
The Times dismissed Trump’s observation as being “true to his birther views” and condemned him for insinuating “that Mr. Obama was hiding something.”
On the contrary, Democrats are quite transparent.
They believe the greatest threat facing America is, well, free, unfettered Americans.