So I woke up this morning to find a picture posted to Facebook, of a stylized US Constitution that asked me to share if I opposed Obama’s unilateral anti-gun executive action that would circumvent Congress and reminded me that the US was not a dictatorship and that we have Congress for a reason. Now, normally, I would just ignore this, but the more and more I thought about it…well it really started to just piss me off. So I decided that I would share my thoughts on the stupidity of this particular picture, (and that comment is directed at the picture and not the original poster). I also chose not to share this picture so no one could be confused that I agreed with it.
1. This picture is calling for us to trust a United States Congress that has a 14% approval rating. Now this means that 86% of Americans just flat don’t like our Congress. Why is that? well mainly its because they’re bitterly partisan, so inefficient it borders on being just completely inept, and well to be honest, incapable of accomplishing anything. Keep this in mind…I believe this applies to the whole of our Congress but primarily leadership in both the Republican and Democratic Caucuses.
2. The picture poses what OUR US President Barrack Obama did yesterday was completely unheard of, well thats not true. Both Bush the first and Clinton issued executive orders placing restrictions on the importation of certain guns. They used “unilateral executive action” to accomplish a needed task that Congress was unable to do.
3. So one might ask…what dictatorial moves did Obama make yesterday that harm the very fabric of our Constitution? He instructed certain federal agencies to remind gun dealers and healthcare workers how to respond to currently written laws, instructed the Department of Justice to use a program currently in place that would make resources available to local school districts and law enforcement agencies to have a greater police presence in our school zones, and called for Congress to consider certain proposals going forward.
What!?! Wait a minute…are you completely f–ing kidding me? The President said we’re going to tell a bunch of people to do the job they’re already supposed to be doing….he said we’re going to send some letters, put cops in schools and Congress is going to consider legislation…thats it??? and that has all of these right wing gun nuts in an uproar?
Wow! I mean seriously NRA…wow.
So I’ll ask anyone out there to kindly update me on how this was the move of a dictator? How was this so harmful? Hell, to be honest with you, it didn’t do anything…nothing…not one damn thing to solve gun related violence. If anything, liberals should be mad that he didn’t reach far enough. We should be mad that he’s sending letters and then asking Congress (remember that group with the 14% approval rating thats incapable of doing anything right) to consider some of the most important gun control legislation of our generation.
So honestly…go suck a d–k NRA, you got what you wanted, the President is basically bowing out of the gun control debate and leaving it up to the Turtle.