that pesky Constitution thing again

Due process is what’s killing us right now — some (D)Sen

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the right to due process, guaranteed by the Fifth* Amendment of the US Constitution, had made it difficult to pass gun-control legislation denying those on the FBI’s terror watch list the ability to purchase a firearm.

“The firewall we have right now is due process,” the West Virginia senator said. “It’s all due process.” [story]

Kind of the point, isn’t it?
Otherwise, you’ll end up with something like Facebook/Twitter deciding one’s freedom of speech, or the Muslim Brotherhood determining one’s freedom of religion, or Mme Defarge deciding on one’s right to life — anonymous inquisitors meeting in secret, writing up secret lists. Man, it could get as bad as being under the thumbs of the cool-girls clique at school.

We know you’re trying to find a sneaky way around the Constitution while claiming due process, Senator;
but remember, firewalls work both ways.

(What? That’ll get me put on a list? Awww, maaan, not another one!)
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* Also the Fourteenth

6 Comments!

  1. Fawkes News (Brother, you asked for it!)
    Posted June 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm |

    You can evade reality. But you cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.

    Yes, I’m sure I read that somewhere.

  2. blindshooter
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 2:56 am |

    Ever sit on a grand jury? The power of .gov on display, I do believe the saying that a “good” prosecutor can get a ham sammich indicted. The secret list that you don’t know how or what got you listed and no redress or path to get yourself removed? Welcome to the banana republic of USA!

  3. jlw
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 7:02 am |

    sorry, Senator. due process isn’t the problem.

    the problem is that they are at war and our politicians want to treat the acts of war the same as robbing a liquor store or, in the case of our southern border, a parking ticket with benefits.

  4. TN Volunteer
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 7:15 am |

    …0b0ng0 and all his Commie friends have no use for ANY Constitution… Just like a banana country!

  5. Melissa In Texas
    Posted June 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm |

    I am SO sick of zer0 and his ilk’s attempts to thwart our constitution!
    I see a mob armed with pitchforks and wonder where the snipers are hiding…
    You have a pitchfork?
    Lemme introduce you to my leetle frien’

  6. Posted June 18, 2016 at 5:01 am |

    The picture fits the post perfectly.

    We’re watching… and waiting.

    Some of us are knitting.