“Rep. Peter King says Senate gun control filibuster would be ‘just wrong’”
Of course it is. Because it blunts the force of an agitated mob — stoked on by emotional appeals and grieving props being shuttled in on taxpayer-funded jets to lobby lawmakers to attack liberty — from overriding natural rights that are meant to be protected from government. Which in turn speaks to limits on governmental power.
And that’s just nonsense. Everyone knows that all is government, and government is all. And that consequently, if the government debates itself and comes to the conclusion, by way of some narrow temporary majority, that it has every right to pass laws that infringe upon natural rights, why, then, it’s only fair that those laws be allowed to pass. Fair and square!
That the Senate even has in its arsenal procedures to stop run-amok populism is an OUTRAGE! to run-amok populists. So say supposed Republicans like King — who was similarly OUTRAGED that some of the TEA Party wackos refused to support a pork-laden hurricane relief bill — and the reliably statist and would-be authoritarian John McCain. Who make up a vocal chunk of the party, and who seem more interested in caucusing with Democrats than putting up with limited government types.
Lord. Are we ever fucked.
(h/t Silver Whistle)