To be clear, this writer has absolutely no idea what this implies.
But it’s so startling to see that it must imply something.
If you’ve spent any time online or in state politics, you’ve undoubtedly heard about New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s massively unconstitutional power grab and gun grab.
Grisham virtually gave herself the ability to (try to) suspend her citizens’ constitutional rights through a series of steps on Thursday and Friday.
Specifically, Grisham took tremendous moves toward disarming Americans by arbitrarily declaring a “health emergency” in order to violate the Second Amendment.
“Today I issued a 30-day ban on the open & concealed carrying of guns in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County,” Grisham wrote in a Friday social media post. “Gun violence is killing between 2 and 3 children every month in NM – every single one of these deaths is unconscionable and they must stop.”
Even if you don’t know anything about New Mexico or constitutional law, deep down in your bones you know there’s something fundamentally wrong with an elected person believing she can unilaterally supersede the United States Constitution.
Any rational person can see that the “rights” given to Americans by the Constitution aren’t actually “rights” if an elected authority can arbitrarily determine their validity. Those are merely advantages, not rights.
It appears that it is not only rational individuals who view this dictatorship for what it is. Some of the most outspoken, fanatical leftists are opposed to Grisham’s move, which begs the question, “Why?”
California Rep. Ted Lieu and anti-gun activist David Hogg, two of the nation’s biggest anti-Constitution gun grabbers, used strikingly similar language to condemn Grisham’s unconstitutional decision on X, formerly known as Twitter.
I support gun safety laws. However, this order from the Governor of New Mexico violates the U.S. Constitution. No state in the union can suspend the federal Constitution. There is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution. https://t.co/kOhLMtaOl2
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 9, 2023
I support gun safety but there is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution. https://t.co/6GfbOZLc7g
— David Hogg 🟧 (@davidhogg111) September 9, 2023
“I support gun safety laws. However, this order from the Governor of New Mexico violates the U.S. Constitution,” Lieu posted to X. “No state in the union can suspend the federal Constitution. There is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution.”
Hogg, quote-posting the same exact CNN article, wrote: “I support gun safety but there is no such thing as a state public health emergency exception to the U.S. Constitution.”
If the strangely identical rhetoric wasn’t a red flag, the fact that Hogg and Lieu are speaking out against this gun grab certainly is.
A cynic would argue that there’s a hidden reason why these vehemently anti-Constitution activists (make no mistake, if Hogg and Lieu could take all your firearms, they would) are suddenly extolling the virtues of constitutionalism.
This writer posits two theories:
- Democrats have some genuinely terrifying (for them) polling data regarding 2024 and beyond. They see that their far-left policies are forcefully turning the tide against their side, and are trying to mitigate that damage with lip service.
- Gov. Grisham is splintering off to spearhead an even more far-left wing of the Democrat party, and the old far-left stalwarts are calling her out on it (think of how many modern moderates have been vilified by the left as it kept moving further in that direction. Same idea.)
Both hypotheses create a bleak picture for many Americans.
If a new far-left movement emerges, it’s a terrifying prospect for any American who wants to escape communism in their lifetime.
Even if there is no new left-wing rising, a desperate Democrat party might easily add some drastic abnormalities into the equation, such as proposing Michelle Obama to replace the sitting president.
That is not good for anyone’s rights.
Take a look at what’s going on in New Mexico.