The greatest infringement on personal freedom in American history has been the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, wherein the government usurped untold power because of a “health emergency.”
Some U.S. lawmakers have since admitted that such a unilateral power grab was grossly unconstitutional and vowed to never allow it to happen again.
Other lawmakers, like Democrat New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, apparently think that the 2020 lockdowns were a mere dress rehearsal for the real power grab: disarming Americans.
Just in case you haven’t heard, Grisham sent shock waves throughout the country when she announced Friday that, due to a “health emergency,” she was upending the Second Amendment.
It’s the sort of shameless power (and gun) grab you would expect from a despotic tyrant in a Third-World country — not a duly elected United States official.
Grisham took to social media on Thursday and Friday, in a feeble attempt to explain away her potentially unconstitutional decision-making.
First, on Thursday, Grisham declared a “public health emergency,” which would turn out to be quite the sinister precursor:
“Today, I signed an executive order declaring gun violence a public health emergency,” she wrote Thursday.
That little power grab paved the way for this Friday announcement:
“Today I issued a 30-day ban on the open & concealed carrying of guns in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County,” Grisham wrote. “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.
For those of you who are constitutionally challenged, here’s what the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States (you know, that little piece of parchment that is at the root of the greatest country on Earth) says, in part: “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Giving yourself the power to suspend the Second Amendment, and then actually suspending it (it doesn’t matter whether it’s for 30 minutes or 30 days), could not infringe on those rights any more.
And just in case you are the incredibly gracious type, and are willing to give Grisham the benefit of the doubt. .. don’t.
Her follow-up remarks at a news conference illustrated just how drunk with power (and how aggressively unconstitutional) she actually is: