The Marxists Dems in control of the party can never be honest and up front about what they’re trying to do – whether it be moving from a free market driven health care system to a government run healthcare system, or a ban on only certain, dangerous high-powered assault weapons (that only dangerous gun nuts own) to a complete ban on guns – they have to lie about their goals, lest the general public catch on. Because Americans are reasonable people, they will generally allow small, incremental infringements on their freedoms if they think it’s for the common good. Although he would later deny it, before he was president, Obama was caught on tape at least a couple of times, advocating for a single-payer system.
In true “never let a crisis go to waste” form, left-wing Dems tried to use the financial crisis of 2008 as a springboard to reach their single-payer goals…. In 2009, Jan Schakowsky was caught admitting as much:
Schakowsky tells her Health Care for America Now audience: “And next to me was a guy from the insurance company who argued against the public health insurance option, saying it wouldn’t let private insurance compete. That a public option will put the private insurance industry out of business and lead to single-payer. My single-payer friends, he was right. The man was right.”
What they got instead was an untenable, budget-busting concoction that subsidizes private health insurance companies as well as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies by forcing healthy people to buy health insurance. But everyone knows they would have gone with a single-payer system if they could have gotten away with it.
Now, we see the same dynamic at work with their assaults on the 2nd Amendment. Using the Sandyhook horror as a springboard, left-wing Dems all across the nation are introducing legislation that would incrementally take away our gun rights. Starting with what they call “assault weapons” like the highly popular AR-15 rifles millions of law-abiding Americans own, the ultimate goal is to take away all of our guns. Once again, leave it to one of Congress’s most left-leaning Dems, Jan Schakowsky to admit as much.
Via Joel Pollack of Big Government, Jan Schakowsky, apparently not knowing who she was talking to, honestly responded to questions posed by conservative journalist, Jason Mattera.
One poignant exchange was as follows:
Schakowsky: We’re on a roll now, and I think we’ve got to take the–you know, we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.
Mattera: So the assault weapons ban is just the beginning?
Schakowsky: Oh absolutely. I mean, I’m against handguns. We have, in Illinois, the Council Against Handgun… something [Violence]. Yeah, I’m a member of that. So, absolutely.
In another exchange, Schakowsky proposed allowances for states and municipalities to ban guns–though such laws have been repeatedly rejected by the Supreme Court:
Mattera: We’ll never get a handgun ban with the Second Amendment as stated.
Schakowsky: I don’t know. I don’t know that we can’t. And there may be an allowance, once again, for communities–I have communities in my district that prohibited handguns within their borders. The rights of municipalities and states to view that as a sensible way to keep people safe–I don’t think it’s precluded.
Gun rights advocate John Lott has alleged that when he was a state Senator, Obama told him, “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.”
We’ll see how much success they’ll have in reaching their ultimate goal, this time around.