Mob rule populism
Looking for political cover should he accede to the Bloomberg/DC anti-gun, pro-criminal measures passed by CO Dems on party line votes, Gov Hickenlooper has said he is tallying emails, pro and con, to determine where he’ll wind up on the proposed gun grabbing legislation that will soon reach his desk.
Anti-gun groups are likely to use astro-turfing to stuff Hickenlooper’s inbox; therefore, it is imperative that 2nd Amendment guardians please please please take a moment to write a short email insisting that the Governor not allow a single party, with no bipartisan support at all, to rob erstwhile law-abiding Colorado citizens of their natural right to self-protection, and of their natural role as true first responders against threats to themselves, their families or their property — as well as the last bulwark of protection for their communities or the state from tyrannical impositions, be they foreign or domestic.
This is a line in sand moment for those of us who take seriously the Bill of Rights and who understand that the Constitution is designed to protect the individual rights of citizens from government overreach and presumption.
Recall elections are fine, but they don’t change the law — at least not immediately. And given the nature of government, any law that can gain institutional traction, even for a short time, is difficult to roll back completely and without “reasonable compromise.”
The time to stop this is now.
Please. I implore you. Take a moment to email the Governor and tell him that “shall not be infringed” is about as clear as legal language can get. And while you’re at it, you might mention — politely, of course — that the Constitution was written to protect against the often emotionally-driven whims of a temporary majority, a fact that he himself must surely already know.