Sunday, December 27, 2015

McAwful to be Stripped of his Protective Detail over Concealed Carry

 I have noted on more than one occasion the hypocrisy of government officials who have armed body guards provided at taxpayer expense, but are determined to take guns away from you and me.  Bob Owens has a piece over at Bearing Arms entitled VA GOP may strip McAuliffe of his protective detail over concealed carry. I like the idea. While I don't like the idea of a government executive being gunned down over some policy or law, the fact is that too many government officials have gotten it into their heads that they have been elected to rule rather than to govern. They have come to believe that what applies to us does not apply to them. They have come to believe their own press; that they are "special" and a breed apart. Perhaps they had these delusions all along, but now they think they have the power to actualize them. Its about time someone decided disabuse these petty tyrants of their narcissistic notions.

Bob Owens writes, quoting the Bristol Herald Courier:

Carrico said he’ll address the issue come January.

“A lot of the governor’s power is deferred to the General Assembly at that point and I’ll be getting with my collegues to circumvent everything this governor has done on this point,” he said. “I have a budget amendment that I’m looking at to take away his executive protection unit. If he’s so afraid of guns, then I’m not going to surround him with armed state policemen.”
We have treated these people as though they are some sort of super star, as though instead of being the servants of the people, they are our rulers, and we are their subjects. We need to rediscover that it is "we the people" who elect these wastes of a good suit, and we deserve our dignity and respect. Of course, it is also true, as David Codrea has pointed out here, we have allowed ourselves to be cowed because of fear into accepting the permit system in the first place. If someone can grant a permit, or withhold it, that permit is not a right, it is a privilege. If we truly want to claim our rights, we would all burn our permits quite publicly. In our zeal to be cooperative, we have accepted a permit system that has no been turned against us.  And the anti-gun side has not been acknowledged our cooperation, nor has it offered up anythin in return,  This has not been compromise, it has been capitulation.  Instead, we just hear that the last gun restriction was a good first step.  So if the gun grabbers want to play that game, perhaps it would behoove us to take a step or two back.  Tell the state that "we don't need no stinkin' permits."  The Second Amendment IS our permit.

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