By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
We have the National Rifle Association to thank for giving us leftist Democrat Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House in 2008 and all of the Socialist legislation she got passed including Obamacare. In 2010, still suffering from gross tunnel vision, the NRA tried to do the same all over again but the monumental Tea Party movement squashed their plan. The NRA had endorsed even more Democrats than two years before but only 26 got reelected then. Now, more heroes of the NRA, in spite of their NRA endorsements for supporting our Second Amendment rights have stopped the effort of Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul, a staunch conservative, from conducting a filibuster to prevent the U.S. Senate from bringing up life-long anti-gun Democrat Socialist Barack Hussein Obama’s gun control bills. The Democrats plan to disarm law-abiding Americans is slowly moving ahead and tyranny is beginning to stir awake in the shadows. And the specter of civil war looms closer at hand.
This raises the question, how does one become a hero of the NRA? Liberal Democrat Senator Harry Reid used to be one before the 2010 elections but a conservative Republican candidate named Sharron Angle, an NRA Life Member and Tea Party favorite ran against Reid that year and was so popular that the NRA decided not to endorse anyone for the Senate race in Nevada. In spite of the lack of endorsement the NRA still gave lots of favorable publicity to Reid when he helped get a shooting range built in his state. Democrat Sen. Harry Reid is the Senate Majority Leader who runs the machine that moves the bills up for a vote. The only requirement looked at by the NRA is an elected representative to pledge to uphold the Second Amendment regardless of their political party or their stand on any other issues. And the NRA policy favors incumbents. Rather than look at the whole range of issues that are used to judge conservatives from liberals such as fiscal responsibility, national defense, abortion, crime and foreign relations, a liberal politician from a state that has a high interest in guns needs only to take that single stand to be endorsed by the NRA but there is no guarantee that politician will honor their pledge and since liberal politicians have much less ethics and character than conservatives, it is more likely that they will buckle under to party pressure and vote the party line.
Senators Joe Manchin, Democrat from West Virginia, and Pat Toomey, Republican from Pennsylvania (two states with a high interest in guns) are both “A” rated by the NRA and both were endorsed by the NRA for reelection. And that same NRA endorsement of 53 Democrats in 2008 which helped in the election of 52 of them allowed the Democrats to gain the majority in the House and the subsequent election of Democrat Nancy Pelose to be Speaker of the House and third in line for President.
ABC News’ Jeff Zeleny and Sunlen Miller report:
Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey announced a bipartisan compromise today seeking to expand background checks for the sale of guns – both at gun shows and online – that could help break the impasse in the gun-control debate in Congress.
The deal would be added as an amendment to existing gun legislation in the Senate. It opens the door to the biggest potential change in U.S. gun laws in nearly two decades, but still faces deep questions and lingering opposition when the Senate begins voting Thursday on whether to proceed with the gun debate.
When asked by ABC News whether he was worried about risking his “A” ranking with the National Rifle Association, Toomey said: “What matters to me is doing the right thing. And I think it’s the right thing.”
One single character trait of a spineless, wishy-washy politician is when they start saying things about feeling a need to compromise or that we need to do the right thing or we all must work together. A sane person would ask, Why? Why do you feel a need to get along with the opposition? Why are you compelled to compromise your principles? Such as when RINO Senator John McCain told an audience in his 2008 Presidential campaign that he would never say anything bad about a fellow member of the Senate. That fellow member of the Senate being the Communist-mentored Muslim Democrat Socialist Barack Hussein Obama who was planning to fundamentally change America into a Marxist Police State. So what are the consequences of this sell-out compromise bill that Manchin and Toomey slipped into a vote?
WND.com reported the compromise bill: “The legislation offered by Toomey and Manchin would allow doctors to enter mental health records into the national background check system without violating privacy laws.”
“But Gun Owners of America characterized that as the “See a Shrink, Lose your Guns” bill.”
“The group may have been referring to an accusation by an attorney in Hamburg, N.Y., that the state police are suspending the handgun permits of people who have been prescribed anti-anxiety medication.”
Thanks to the Socialized Medicine bill that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi got passed in their typically underhanded way, the same bill that Pelosi famously stated as “You have to pass it before you can read it”, our Doctors are now on the front lines of Obama’s snitch patrol. Tell a secret to your doctor and a whole army of unelected busybody bureaucrats begin to decide what rights you have. I wonder how far that will go? Will your local drug store keep tabs on your over the counter pain medication? Can a migraine headache prevent you from owning a gun? They will all have access to your confidential conversations that your doctor makes notes about because your electronic medical records will be scrutinized by those unelected Washington bureaucrats. I stand corrected, they already do. Health insurance companies are buying up credit card purchasing records from retail stores to see who is buying tobacco and alcohol products and cross referencing them with their client list to deny medical coverage for any related illnesses. See my blog Saturday, March 23, 2013 Hey, America, you asked for it. You voted for them. Now you’re going to get it. Big Brother is watching everything.
So now the salesman’s foot is in the doorway, the Senate will begin debating Obama’s plans and the arm twisting will begin. And if you propose 1 evil measure and it fails – you lose everything but if you propose 100 evil measures and hope some will pass you still come out ahead. That seems to be the plan to break apart the dozens of Gun Control proposals the anti-gun leftists dreamed up and have each one become a separate law. But wait, as the junk ads on TV always say, there is more. The liberal Democrats and RINO Republicans will always have the United Nations global gun ban treaty to fall back on if the Obama anti-gun plan suddenly fails. Now our future investment in freedom and liberty resides in the Republican controlled House of Representatives. Led by another RINO name John Boehner, famous for his fake sun tans and crocodile tears. Will he too be more interested in compromise than principles? The Doomsday Clock is ticking.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides and I am a Life Member of the Gun Owners of America. We do not compromise when we are right.