Dianne Feinstein Amy Coney Barrett

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Catholic leaders and university presidents objected to Feinstein’s line of questioning in 2017 for one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, arguing the focus on her faith is misplaced and runs counter to the Constitution’s prohibition on religious tests for political office. The outcry stems from the questioning of Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame law professor tapped to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Democrats focused on whether her personal views would override her legal judgment, especially with respect to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Feinstein told Barrett that dogma and law are two different things and she was concerned “that the dogma lives loudly within you.” (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

An attack on our Constitution is an attack on our constitutional republic itself. It has become evident that non-stop Democrat Party attacks on the Second Amendment and gun rights are part of a larger disrespect for the Constitution as a whole. Yet is it merely a symptom, or a disease itself?

The Second Amendment is both the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’ and the last gatekeeper of freedom. It’s time that we start connecting the dots.

Democrats have a pattern and practice of attacking the reality of our Constitution, the bulwark of our Republic. Although they attack the Second Amendment with the most vigor, they loathe a litany of provisions found in the Constitution.

With the latest round of liberal tantrums about President Trump exercising his constitutional authority by nominating another Supreme Court justice for the vacancy left at the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we find them bucking, yet again, clear and concise language set forth in our most precious governing document. Article II, Section 2, clearly sets forth that the President has the power to nominate Supreme Court justices with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Bickering over whether or not the President has the power to nominate a Supreme Court justice in an election year is only one instance in a larger pattern of lawmakers ignoring and flouting the clear language of Constitution.

Additionally, Democrats dislike the “no religious test clause.” It is made clear that religion may not be considered for judicial officers. The “No Religious Test Clause” within Article VI, Clause 3 establishes that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification of any office or public trust under the United States.” In 2017, during Circuit Court nomination hearings, Senator Diane Feinstein of California infamously said to Judge Amy Coney Barrett that “The dogma lives loudly within you” regarding her Catholic faith.

Judge Barrett is considered a leading contender for the now vacant Court seat.

Make no mistake, Senator Feinstein is a dyed-in-the-wool gun-grabber. She is coming for you, Mr. & Mrs. America and she wants your guns.

When Democrats don’t get their way, their first impulse is always to change the rules of the game. That’s why they’ve targeted other parts of the Constitution as well. They’ve called for the elimination of the Electoral College. Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution establishes that the Electoral College is the formal body that elects our President and Vice President.

Do you see a pattern here? Connecting the dots? Democrat lawmakers have a nasty habit of pretending that our Constitution, which is a veritable instruction manual on powers enumerated and things the government is restrained from doing, doesn’t exist…at least when its provisions prevent them from maintaining their political power.

It has now become part of the Democrat Party platform to not only ignore the mandatory language (shall) of the Second Amendment, but to outright attack individual gun ownership. As we already know, Joe Biden has stated that Beto O’Rourke will be his gun confiscation czar. They are coming for our modern sporting rifles. “Shall not be infringed” could have been written by the Founders as “may be infringed under certain circumstances,” but it wasn’t. End of discussion.

You need to connect these clearly visible dots. An attack on our Constitution is an attack on our constitutional republic itself.  The Second Amendment ensures that the power remains in the hands of The People. We are ‘The People’ and we must recognize what is now afoot and what is at stake.

 

Theresa Inacker, an attorney and Second Amendment advocate, is a member of the US Supreme Court bar, the New Jersey delegate to The DC Project, and serves as the Communications Director for the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners.



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