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Sunday, May 17, 2009

"No Fly, No Buy Act": New York congressb*tch conspires to deprive citizens of Second Amendment without due process

(I soooo wanted to put an "i" in that word, but as it's a Sunday I'm trying to restrain myself.)

Longtime readers of this blog already know that I loathe, loathe, LOATHE the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, and damn nearly everything else that George W. Bush implemented in the name of "national security" when he was President. I have never liked them for a very many reasons: that these were measures that were rushed into becoming enacted with little consideration or even seriously reading the language of the associated bills, for one thing. Because there are numerous fascist connotations surrounding it all. And because the Department of Homeland Security and everything connected with it has proven to be the most abused, corrupt and inefficient example of government bureaucracy to have come along in a VERY long time.

But most of all: because I have never doubted that the purpose of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration has never been to protect us from "the terrists".

The real, albeit unstated goal of the DHS and the TSA, has been to "protect" the federal government from the American people.

I defy anybody to tell me that I'm a "kook" or "crazy" for saying that, in light of the bill that Carolyn McCarthy, Representative from New York's Fourth District in the U.S. House, is now sponsoring...

The "No Fly, No Buy Act", if passed and signed into law, would automatically deprive EVERYONE on the federal government's No Fly List from being able to legally purchase a firearm.

Pardon me for saying this but: What. The. Fvck...?!?

(Came perilously close that time. I'm trying hard, folks.)

In other words: If this become law, the government will be able to take away anyone's right, guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, to purchase and possess a gun (and possibly anything else deemed to be a weapon)... by merely putting that person's name on the No Fly List. There will be no due process. A person will not have to first be found guilty of committing a felony. All it will take is a single asshole practically anywhere in government and accountable to no one, entering your name onto the Transportation Security Administration's No Fly List. A thing that we as citizens have no right to easily and swiftly contest or even to know how one's name came to be on the list to begin with.

So the federal government has already been at work to unjustly deprive many of the right to travel freely. McCarthy's bill seeks to now deprive us - at the whim of any politician or bureaucrat - of the right to self-defense WITHOUT ANY DUE PROCESS!

We don't have to be worried about "the terrace over there", my friends. People like Carolyn McCarthy do far worse damage to the United States than any terrorist could possibly dream of pulling off.

And at the risk of sounding cliched: if stuff like this does not bother you, then you are not paying enough attention!


CITIZEN X said...

The government already has all gun purchases (the legal ones) on file. It can put every gun owner's name in America on the can't fly list and in one swoop make all gun ownership illegal.

Stalin and Hitler would have loved it.

Brian (Nunchux) said...

Where's the Constitution go? Oh, right, Bush wiped his rear with it, I forgot.

In all seriousness, this is absurd. No offense, but your blog kinda shot my day in the foot. Will the government stop at nothing to whittle away ALL our rights? Time to start calling Congress again. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

I still think you should have run for Congress.

Quit wasting time on Lost and Bioshock and Johnny Robertson. God gifted you with ideas and with passion and so much else. You have more conviction and character than anyone I've seen.

I'd vote for you brother.

- friend from college

Chris Knight said...

The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that I did the right thing by not running. Because I'm increasingly convinced that the people who are OUTSIDE of politics are in a far better position to do more good than those within it.

American politics has become a thing about power, and not serving others. It is also very much a trap: once a person is elected, he/she becomes compelled to do whatever it takes to hold onto that position, even to the point of selling out principles. Keeping a measure of power becomes the total focus of that person, disregarding all else.

I would rather encourage others to think for themselves, and have fun doing so, and still get to be the Chris Knight who enjoys being a friend to many people and enjoying the life that God gave me. And so far as that goes, I don't see a problem with being a fiend for Lost and BioShock :-)