Suppose Trump turns out to be a tyrant. Then what? That’s basically the question Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island) asked a crowd at a town hall event last week.
“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” Suozzi said in a video on March 12. “This is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?”
Apparently confused, one of his under-educated constituents shouted, “What’s the Second Amendment?”
Suozzi said, “The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms.”
When confronted about the intent of the remark, a spokesperson for Suozzi told The New York Post that the lefty lawmaker wasn’t “advocating for an armed insurrection.”
However, the Suozzi adviser didn’t totally back down from the statement either, including in the reply a portion of a Thomas Jefferson quote that suggests armed citizens need to check government every now and then. You know the one, the tree of liberty…
“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms,” the quote read.
GOP leadership did not find it all that amusing.
“This video is incredibly disturbing. It’s surreal to watch a sitting member of Congress suggest that his constituents should take up arms against the president of the United States,” said National Republican Campaign Committee spokesman Chris Martin.
I find it funny if for no other reason than Suozzi and his ilk in the House and Senate (Pelosi, Schumer, Feinstein) have spent much of their political careers trying to disarm the masses. No one needs an “AR-15” or “a weapon of war” or “high-capacity clipozines.” Right? How many times have they uttered that nonsense over the years?
No one needs one… until it fits their leftist agenda. Then, suddenly, every soy boy from Berkeley to Boston needs one!!! But as Suozzi found out at that town hall, years and years of indoctrination that guns are evil, Big Brother will protect you and that the 2A exists solely to guarantee the rights of hunters has rendered their base impotent and dumb.
Trump isn’t a tyrant. But even if he was, it wouldn’t be a bunch of armed liberals (gosh, that sounds like an oxymoron) taking out the trash. That’s for sure. Those dogs won’t hunt. For the two or three armed liberals that end up reading this article, know that you’re the exception. Not the rule.