Friday, April 5, 2013

Obama: “I Am Constrained by the System Our Founders Put in Place”

During a speech in Denver, Colorado, President Obama remarked that his gun control agenda was “constrained by the system our founders put in place,” as he lambasted Second Amendment advocates who argue that gun ownership is a means of protection against government tyranny.

“Opponents of some of these common-sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed and nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government,” said Obama.

“You hear some of these quotes: “I need a gun to protect myself from the government.” “We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away.”

“Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”

At first glance, Obama’s admission that his actions are constrained by the authors of the Constitution is a seemingly glib nod to safeguards ensured by the bill of rights and the Second Amendment. However, when placed in a more sinister context, the quote could also be interpreted as a complaint that a President who in January introduced 23 executive orders to address “gun violence reduction” should be given an even greater free reign to take a bite out of gun rights.

Recall that back in July 2011 during a speech on immigration, Obama lamented that, “doing things on my own” (becoming a dictator) was “very tempting”.

Full article: http://www.infowars. … unders-put-in-place/

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