Around that same time, Sharron Angle, Former Representative to the Nevada Assembly, and current President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, stated on the Lars Larsen radio show,
"You know, our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason, and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said, it's good for a country to have a revolution every 20 years. I hope that's not where we're going, but, you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying, 'My goodness what can we do to turn this country around? And I'll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out."Previously, Ms. Angle had told Bill Manders on his radio show that the second amendment is
"to defend ourselves. And you know, I'm hoping that we're not getting to Second Amendment remedies.After Sharron Angle lost her bid to defeat Harry Reid for a Nevada Senate seat, Congressman Jim Clyburn, as reported in the Miami Herald, lashed out at what he called her endorsement of a ballet box to the bullet box policy of affecting change when he said,
"Sharron Angle's endorsement of 'Second Amendment remedies' in her losing Nevada campaign against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid contributed to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords."
But there is something more to "Second Amendment Remedies" than a few quotes from the radical right wing of the Republican party. Major candidates and elected officials have suggested that bullet boxes are permissible when ballot boxes fail to bring desired political results.
Just prior to the Gifford shooting Sarah Palin used gun sight crosshairs on her website to identify congressional districts where she felt change needed to be targeted. Do you remember whose district was in the crosshairs? Gabby Gifford's, of course.
After the San Bernadino shootings, Senator Ted Cruz defended our right to bear arms but went a step further saying that the second amendment is even more than a right to bear arms. He stated the the second amendment can also be used as a
"fundamental check on government".How is that possible unless it is a tyrannical government we must overthrow? A single gun owner has the power to check our government? I think there may be an even more valid argument for gun control if that is how our national conservative politicians interpret our second amendment.
In 2014, Milwaukee Sheriff David Clark spoke to the National Rifle Association's Leadership forum, Here is what he said about second amendment remedies:
"you have to be willing to resist any attempt by government to disarm law-abiding people by fighting with the ferociousness of a junkyard dog. For it says in the Declaration of Independence that it is our right, it is our duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for our future security.”
When Donald Trump tells the crowd at a rally that 'the second amendment people" can take matters into their own hands AFTER Hillary Clinton gets elected so that she doesn't appoint liberal Supreme Court Justices, he isn't speaking "off the cuff" or blundering off-message.
On the contrary, Donald Trump is sending a clear message to his core followers, those angry white people chanting words of hatred at his rallies: he shares their values. In his view the election is rigged, and in response he boldly infers to what Clark, Angle, Cruz, and Palin have already stated. Trump essentially suggested that if he doesn't win at the ballot box, his "second amendment people" might want to use their own bullet box.
Donald trump is Ivy league educated and a graduate of one of the highest rated post-graduate business schools in the world- University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He didn't obtain those degrees by weaving baskets with his daddy's money.
Donald Trump is an educated man. Even his casually placed taunts are calculated for maximum effect. He knows his audience. Sometimes he uses a coded language he thinks only they understand. This time his words were a direct threat to Ms. Clinton- and to the very structure and core of our democracy. The code was easy to break and he cannot walk this back. He is speaking to a movement in a language they clearly understand and he has placed his gun sight cross-hairs on the next President of the United States, once she wins the "rigged" election.
Threatening the life of a US President is a class E felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871, punishable up to 5 years in Federal Prison. The Secret Service are in charge of enforcing that law. If Donald Trump continues to pander to the radical right wing of his party in this manner, he may one day find himself in handcuffs as an accessory to a federal crime.
Our Second Amendment is simply worded and carries a strong, patriotic message.. Our right to bear arms is to protect us from tyranny. The democratic party does not currently control the legislative branch of our government. There are many, many conservative judges sitting on the federal bench. Our government is not committing tyranny against us. I doubt it ever will because WE THE PEOPLE are the government of the United States.
"WE THE PEOPLE in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence..."
There is no such thing as a Second Amendment remedy in the U.S. Constitution. There is no amendment that calls for the assassination of elected officials we don't agree with. A liberal politician isn't committing tyranny. Liberal and conservatives are participating in the democratic process established by our Constitution,
I hope the Secret Service read Title 18 loud and clear to Mr. Trump. I hope they gave him a warning that was both stern and strong. He has gone too far and needs to find his own remedy for his dangerous and unapologetic campaign.