Exclusive: By Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.
The cafeteria food fight, also known as the Senate impeachment trial, is underway. I, like most Americans outside the Beltway and the political bubble, know this is like watching a movie where you already know the ending. Trump will rightfully be acquitted. The Democrats do not realize that America is tired of their political antics and high drama tactics. I mean come on, they walked over the articles of impeachment like a bunch of mopes, feigning seriousness, while many Americans either yawned or laughed.
The rest of the country is more interested in what happened recently in the gun-grabbing Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virginia midterm wins allowed Democrats to take over the House of Delegates, and after the previous election cycle wins, they now control all of the state government. They promised gun control, and they are delivering on that promise. However, they are moving stealthy, one step at a time, toward gun confiscation. These new proposals are designed to frustrate and create hurdles for people who want to exercise their Second Amendment rights. To me, these laws are similar to what Democrats did when they drafted the Black Codes to frustrate newly freed slaves in the South from exercising their constitutional rights. One of those codes restricted blacks from owning firearms or for people to sell them guns. Another tactic Democrats used that frustrated blacks attempting to vote came in the form of a poll tax. As you can see, there is a parallel here with the tactics Democrats used against newly freed slaves and current tactics used against gun owners.
Pay attention, folks. These gun restriction laws won’t stop at Virginia, and will likely be coming to a state near you. How ironic that the gun rally was held on Reverend Martin Luther King’s birthday celebration. King had been denied a concealed carry permit.
The response from some brave residents of Virginia is encouraging, however. Pro-Constitution, pro-Second Amendment patriots are rising up and are pushing back, fighting as Democrats do. More importantly, they are using tactics that Democrats think are reserved only for them. I have been encouraging and waiting for this moment for a long time. I have written about the need for a new kind of conservative political fighter for the battles of the 21st century. Forget about the establishment GOP. They don’t have the fight in them. I have encouraged people all across this country that if they want to preserve this great republic, they, like the Founding Fathers, are going to have to fight to keep it and to rescue it from the damage that already occurred during the Obama regime.
The idea of sanctuary city status started with the Democrats and their liberal ilk by fighting the Supremacy Clause in Article VI of the Constitution and the federal government’s attempt to enforce its immigration laws. I didn’t see, unfortunately, any attempt by the feds to apply 8 USC 1324 that calls for criminal penalties for whoever knowingly provides safe harbor for illegal aliens. Now that gun rights supporters are using the sanctuary status to in an effort to block their state from enacting restrictive gun ownership, the Democrat Governor Blackface/KKK Ralph Northam in Virginia is going after these counties by declaring a state of emergency and using some bogus intelligence reports that had no connection to the event to legitimize it. The FBI quickly arrested a few white nationalists who didn’t even live in Virginia, and they gave us no information that these goofs were preparing to descend on the Virginia capital for the rally. If the FBI had been as attentive to the 9-11 hijackers, the Tsarnaev brothers who blew up the Boston Marathon, Omar Mateen from the Orlando nightclub massacre, and Nidal Hasan in Fort Hood Texas—all people known to them—countless Americans would be alive today. Maybe they don’t know the difference between a real threat and a manufactured threat.
Make no mistake what is going on here. This is a flat out provocation by Gov. Blackface. It’s an act of intimidation. He is trying to create a chilling effect against citizens exercising their right to assemble peaceably and petition state government. He is manufacturing hysteria. It is as if he wants a confrontation so he can show the country how dangerous and deranged gun owners are and that they need to be disarmed. It was his former Alabama Governor George Wallace standing in the school house door moment t
The liberal news media played their predictable role, too, with their sky-is-falling headlines leading up to the event. They all hyped that trouble was inevitable. Here is a sample headline. USA Today: Richmond Virginia Gun Rally, Protests Draws Militias and Fear of Violence. Now read the headlines after the event, and you get a sense of the liberal media’s disappointment. CNN: Virginia Gun-rights Rally Concludes Peacefully Despite Earlier Fears of Extremist Violence. Washington Post: Virginia Pro-Gun Rally, Despite Anger, Threats of Insurrection, Massive Rally is Carried Out Peacefully. And this from Politico: Pro-Gun Rally by Thousands in Virginia Ends Peacefully. While you feel the disappointment in these headlines that no trouble occurred, the media doesn’t hold such perceptions of leftist radical groups like ANTIFA or Black Lives Matter rioters. Why? We all know that answer.
So the event went on in an orderly way. I knew it would. So did Governor Blackface and his propaganda machine known as the liberal media. But they couldn’t resist the opportunity to smear supporters of the Second Amendment with his pre-event, hysteria-filled narrative.
I hope that other states organize a critical mass of people who support the Constitution, all of it not just a few self-serving pieces of it, and that we will push back against their attempt to remake America. It is time to show Democrats and the left that we will do unto them as they do unto us. #RiseUp.