Greetings, everyone, from the NRA Annual Meeting of the Members and exhibition, the 148th. I am so humbled by all the great Americans here at the convention. It is moving to have so many come up and give their words of encouragement. I am, indeed, committed to keeping up the fight for liberty, freedom, and our individual rights.
Well, it is Saturday, and y’all know what that means? Yes, it is time for our esteemed recognition of dubious achievement called “Stuck on Stupid Saturday.” And, boy howdy, it was not hard at all coming up with our “winna, winna, chicken dinna” for this week.
I will first start with the deranged Democrat (socialist) Senator Bernie Sanders. In a CNN townhall, ol’ “feel the Bern” openly stated, when asked, that he believed even the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, deserved to have the right to vote.
Bernie felt that murderers, rapists, child molesters, yes, the worst of the worst, should not be disenfranchised from participating in our Democracy, to vote.
The abject absurdity of Sanders’ comments give evidence to just how unhinged the progressive socialist left is, and, actually, always has been. It allows us to clearly realize that these leftists will say, and do, anything in their quest for power, ideological domination, ending with the imposition of their tyranny.
You just have to ask, what possessed Bernie Sanders to say something so utterly disturbing to be worthy of our “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” recognition? Only someone as deranged, delusional, as Sanders would consider this a grand idea.
To think, Sanders would allow an Islamic terrorist to have the privilege to vote, well, one would expect such idiocy to emanate from the mouth of Rep. Ilhan Omar . . . Then again, there is, as David Horowitz has claimed, an “unholy alliance” between progressive socialists and militant Islamists. Heck, I bet Bernie probably thinks the 9-11 jihadists still detained at GITMO should receive taxpayer-funded welfare benefits. Maybe we should just give them a check from the government and Section 8 housing?
But, Bernie Sanders is not our only nominee for this recognition. As a matter of fact, it was another Democrat (socialist) senator from California, Kamala Harris, who also concurred with Bernie Sanders. Of course, she has sought to retract from her assertion. However, it was another statement that Sen. Harris made at the same CNN townhall that has earned her our distinction.
It was Ms. Harris’ claim that she would enact an executive order to undermine the Second Amendment. According to her, if there was not reasonable gun safety legislation passed in her early days as president, she would use Executive action to eliminate our Second Amendment rights. Yes, she clearly stated she would strip Americans of one of their Bill of Rights, enshrined in our rule of law, the US Constitution.
See, for the progressive socialist left, the only law they respect and regard are those defined by their ideological agenda. That is why the left elevates rules and regulations that support the agenda of climate change, wealth redistribution, economic enslavement, secular humanism, murder of unborn — and even born — babies, non-traditional family values, and social egalitarianism.
But, something happened on the way to the Loony Farm for Senator Harris. As published on USA Today‘s Opinion page:
“When it comes to gun ownership in America, presidential aspirant Kamala Harris has shot herself in the foot.
At a time when Democrats are toughening their positions on gun control and seeking to make it a core issue in the 2020 campaign, the California senator has conceded that her personal relationship with guns is unique among the major Democratic presidential contenders. She owns a handgun, a campaign aide told CNN.
This under-publicized revelation comes as Harris is getting a lot of ink for being tough about guns. Her words are fine, but for a progressive like me, they are undermined by that handgun.
And I can’t be the only one who is disturbed. Keeping a handgun for personal safety is a bedrock conservative view. The best defense against a “bad guy with a gun,” the NRA falsely argues, is “a good guy with a gun.”
“I am a gun owner,” Harris said while campaigning in Iowa, “and I own a gun for probably the reason a lot of people do — for personal safety.”
The campaign aide, whom CNN did not name, scrambled to explain that the senator’s handgun was purchased years ago and is locked up.
At this week’s CNN town hall on the campus of Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, moderator Don Lemon noted that many students are “concerned about how gun violence might affect them or a family member.” That led to a routine question about gun control, but neither the student questioning the senator nor Don Lemon thought to ask Harris if she owns a gun. This time, Harris didn’t mention her handgun. She returned to her standard stump speech, blaming lawmakers who “have failed to have the courage” to act reasonably about guns. It’s a “false choice,” she said, to suggest that “you’re either in favor of the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away.”
Perhaps. But Kamala Harris doesn’t seem to have the courage to concede that owning a handgun for protection is a bad idea. Instead, she has given voters a real choice: Back candidates who care enough about gun control to not own handguns, or support the only major Democratic contender who has one and won’t throw it away.”
So, the progressive socialists are upset that Kamala Harris owns a handgun. They do not even want you to have a handgun. This is not about semi-automatic weapons . . . it is about the complete disarming of Americans. They only believe a credible candidate for their Democrat (socialist) Party nomination has to be someone who does not have any weapon. Okay, maybe a stick, or how about a whistle? Needless to say, I am not an acceptable presidential candidate for the progressive socialists — led by the efforts of Michael Bloomberg. This is why we are here in Indianapolis, we must have a strong, focused, and determined National Rifle Association.
And, this is why Senators Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris are our “Stuck on Stupid Saturday” awardees.
Oh yeah, Molon Labe, chuckleheads!
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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.