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COMMENTARY: What’s Good for Thee is Not for Me

Let’s blackball the Second Amendment. Then we can blackball the First Amendment and call it all good.

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a message to social media Monday saying that the Trump Administration is simply not going to tolerate censoring conservatives on Facebook, Twitter, Google and other internet platforms. “President Trump is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anti-conservative bias on social media, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would likely draw pushback from technology companies and others,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “The plans are still under discussion, but could include the establishment of a White House-created commission that would examine allegations of online bias and censorship, these people said.” Outspoken Hollywood conservative James Woods was suspended by Twitter earlier this month.

Once that sinks in, the liberal establishment will be quick to the trigger denouncing Pence’s message as an affront to the First Amendment of free speech. They will holler that “you can’t do that! It’s unconstitutional!” Why, we wonder, do liberals spend so much time trying to get rid of guns, the harbinger manifested in every gun control issue on which they literally hang their political hats? The far-left extremist libs – most of whom are not yet sure what the gun debate is all about yet, but just go along to get along – are generally careful to avoid challenging the 2A with every piece of legislation designed to cripple Heller and McDonald, the two landmark cases the SCOTUS decided in favor of the constitution. Instead, they pick and choose only the ripe fruit of the constitution as they see it.

Example: Justice Antonin Scalia’s coda to Heller that “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. The Court also added dicta regarding the private ownership of machine guns. In doing so, it suggested the elevation of the “in common use at the time” prong of the Miller decision, which by itself protects handguns, over the first prong (protecting arms that “have some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia”), which may not by itself protect machine guns.”

“Unlimited” in this case is only about machine guns.

While the left wants to protect their right to say anything, do anything, and perform anything they think is permissible, they neglect to include opposite opinions to counter their own conception of what should be right and/or wrong. As hard as they try, they will never be able to make their cynicism into a mold of truth. And they know it.

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