We have a new, hot-button issue of the week: using the terrorist watch list to restrict gun purchases. The hypocrisy from both sides that this issue has brought into the spotlight is unparalleled. It’s painful to read/hear the arguments. I’m not sure what’s going to cause my head to explode first…
Will it be the people on the left who were vehemently opposed to the unconstitutional “terrorist watch list” a week ago (thankfully the ACLU has maintained its lawsuit through this festival of hypocrisy) and railing against Trump for daring to take away rights without due process, who are now all about the watch list and extra-judicial right usurpations because they’re using it to suit their anti-gun agenda?
Or will it be the people on the right, who one week ago were totally on board with revoking rights based on religion, wanted every Muslim in the country tracked and registered, liked illegally locking up people in Gitmo, and supported the 5th Amendment destroying Patriot Act, who now are suddenly SO concerned with the unconstitutional nature of the terrorist watch list and SO concerned with 5th Amendment violations… because white people’s access to guns is in danger.
The country is really, really showing its true stupidity during this very pitiful time.
A question for the idiots on the left: Would you still be in favor of using the watch list to infringe on rights if it was President Trump calling the shots for who goes on the list? Because just yesterday I saw you going crazy over the mere suggestion that we restrict the rights of anyone based on anything other than commission of a crime.
And a question to the idiots on the right: Would you still be fighting for these gun rights if it was guaranteed all the people on the list were Muslim? Because just yesterday I saw you going crazy over some dire need to register/deport Muslims and how we MUST reject Syrian refugees because Muslims are terrorists.