The Constitution Under Fire, Part II
By Judith LaMontagne, 10/12/2020
Suppose you’re inside your home going about your daily business. Suddenly you hear a commotion! It quickly gets louder. Within seconds you see a group of rioting maniacs that has torn through your community gate and is now in front of your house screaming, ranting, and cursing. Before you can even register what is going on, they threaten to kill you–and your beloved family dog as well. Your heart is pounding! You’ve never seen any of them before in your life, yet the mob threatens you.
Who ya gonna call? Sorry, no time for any of that. Obviously, in this scenario there is no opportunity to call the police. You are in a highly dangerous situation and have no choice except to deal with it yourself. Well, guess what, folks? The attorney general in St. Louis, Missouri, decides, after the fact, that you should have just stood there, hoping to come out alive. Does anyone think for even one minute that this attorney general would follow his own advice in the same situation? Hardly! But this is justice in the Wild West of St. Louis, Missouri in 2020. Rioters have rights; law-abiding citizens apparently do not. The attorney general, possibly afraid for his own future safety, chooses the anarchists.
Could this happen to you? You better believe it! We all know that Mark and Patricia McCloskey, when actually faced with this threat, snatched up their rifles and prepared to defend their lives and their property. And we also know that this action was their constitutional right. According to Amendment II of the Constitution, ,: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be abridged.”  The rioting in St. Louis threatened the people of that entire city. Were the McCloskeys afraid of losing their “security?” You bet they were!
Make no mistake. In what has become a clear uprising to destroy American freedom and launch anarchy and destruction, Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey had every right to defend themselves from threatened harm. However, in St. Louis, Missouri, clear Constitutional rights apparently don’t matter.
In addition to Amendment II, Amendment IV declares that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.” The law also seized the guns of the McCloskeys. (It seems that it is also okay now to launch search warrants for citizens who have only tried to protect themselves.) The back and forth on this issue has been amazing. Clearly, the anarchists are making an example of the McCloskeys, who are still trying to put their lives back together from this unanticipated attack on their persons and their property.
Without a doubt, they have also experienced great income loss and expenses for legal representation because of this violation of their rights. But socialists insist they must be taught a thorough lesson, one that all “disobedient” Americans will long remember, and the Constitution is just a piece of paper to them. Amendments II and IV are indeed “hanging by a thread.”
The fact that both Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey are themselves lawyers most definitely rubs salt in their wounds. “Take that,” the rioters conclude, “you unworthy citizens!” Thankfully, despite these miscarriages of justice, the governor of Missouri has promised to pardon the McCloskeys if their trial goes wrong. At long last, the “sheriff” has come to their rescue.
I have never heard whether the Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey were able to retrieve their guns. I certainly hope so. However, there are those in the Democratic party who would love to rob American citizens of their guns. (For our own protection, of course.) This saga is only the beginning of the meltdown of our gun rights that will certainly occur if the Democrats are given the opportunity to rule. The Democrats are no longer the party of the people; they are the party of disrespect for our Constitution. Given the chance, they will tyrannically overthrow it. It’s time to bring in the posse.