Changing the gun control debate is trivially easy.
Arrest and convict a few politicians and it would disappear in a matter of minutes. And finding a rights violating politician would be about as hard as finding a rock in Utah.
April 22, 2020
Comment to Quote of the day—Trevor Burrus
[If we could only come up with a plan on how to get to the point where prosecutors start prosecuting and then execute that plan. That is not trivially easy.—Joe]
Prosecutors are a huge problem and not just about gun control. We are at least 4 years into the coup conspiracy and still no indictments.
The Q-Anon posts clearly indicate teh scope of the problem they are trying to solve, with having to effectively fight multiple points of system capture at all levels in the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch.
1) You can’t get an arrest if the bad guys control the critical nodes in the police forces.
2) You can’t get an prosecution if the bad guys control the critical nodes in the judicial or DA offices.
You can’t get a reasonable set of laws passed or repealed if the bad guys control the critical nodes in the local, state, and federal legislature.
Note – they don’t have ton control them all, just the critical nodes where decisions are made. But the storm is coming. Please note the significant uptick in various types of arrests in the last three years for things like child porn and human trafficking, both things used to honey-pot and entrap, therefore control / recruit, corrupt actors, and the number of CEOs stepping down in the same timeframe.
Like I said. Getting the professional class to go along is the hard part.
Of course getting that class, the Nomenklatura of TPTB to go along is the hard part. They would be prosecuting their own friends, neighbors and business partners.
And don’t think for one minute that politics isn’t a business with people out to make big bucks off it.
How many congresscritters do not wind up leaving office with them and their families as multi millionaires?
A possible example would be the rapid de-popularization of the KKK (the old paramilitary enforcement arm of the Democratic Party). If the local sheriff, the judge, and even the governor were members, or sympathetic to “the cause”, then justice through the courts would be utterly impossible in certain cases.
So what led to their eventual de-throning? Certainly their mission never went away, but they were forced to take on a different identity under a new set of pretenses.
What forced the change though was the Civil Rights movement, particularly Martin Luther King Jr. Armed as it were with the Biblical principles of the Perfect Law of Liberty, and the U.S. Constitution, he was able to capture the hearts and minds of the people, beyond the Democrat-held South. He paid for it with his life, but the national spotlight having been turned to his message, fleeting as it was, did lead, I believe, to the rapid shift in Democrat tactics. They turned on the proverbial dime.
I point out that the results for African Americans have been mixed, and that an apparent “victory” can later turn out to have been the beginning of a new, as-yet-unimagined kind of failure. Like any movement that starts out with good intentions backed by good principles, the Civil Rights movement has utterly forgotten its original purpose of equality under the law as founded in Biblical and constitutional principles. It took a Protestant to get it going, and a form of political ecumenism to ruin it.
This concept of corruption of original principles repeats itself all throughout history and to the present. “Jezebel” is alive and well. Infiltration and corruption from within being a perennial favorite among the enemies’ tactics, one might venture to say that it works every time it’s tried. It’s even gotten to the point that our fundamental principles, rather than the dilution and corruption thereof, are cited among our own as our enemy, being as they are not of the “pragmatic”. Thus we openly embrace and enforce that corruption which seals our demise.
No one wants to be a “fundamentalist” after all, much less a “fundamentalist extremist” (one who cannot be corrupted), and therefore everyone will reject the one and only successful solution there ever was to the problem. It’s all about controlling the mind, you see, and sowing the doubt born of fear.
The enemies of liberty are far more intelligent, diligent, competent, organized, discerning, resourceful, knowledgeable and patient than most of us dare imagine. They’ve got us believing that they’re all blithering idiots (blithering idiots who for some inexplicable reason rule the world). As I’ve been repeating; small lies require the utmost secrecy, whereas the biggest, most deadly lies are protected by our own incredulity. It’s come to the point where the enemies of liberty are openly declaring themselves, if for no other reason than arrogance and pride, and yet we take no notice, being as we are so committed to our model of how things work and so careful to turn our eyes away from all conspiracy, no matter how blatant, out of a desire to protect our image.
Posit; if you want the answers to how it’s done, look no farther than those who have, throughout history, been imprisoned, tortured and murdered, not for violent actions, or rights violations, but for merely telling the truth. That truth is the most imminent and powerful threat to The Powers That Should Not Be, and they’ll use everything in their formidable arsenal to suppress it, corrupt it, or make it seem evil.
Poke around enough that you’re getting credible death threats, or your house is “tossed” while you’re away, or your family targeted in some cruel way, and then, maybe, possibly, you’re close. Until then, you’re probably too cold. Or as Zaphod Beebelbrox put it in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, while several, guided, nuclear-tipped missiles were converging with his ship;
“Man, this is GREAT! We must really be ON to something if they’re trying to kill us!”
MLK was armed with more than Biblical principles (unless you include “sell your cloak and buy a sword”) or he wouldn’t have survived as long as he did.
I would argue that it was the Great Society that wrecked the black family and community. It happened at the same time as the Civil Rights Movement and LBJ was the critical element in both so they often get conflated but the principles and goals were fundamentally different.
Accomplishing this seems equally trivially easy to me. There are seemingly no shortage of county Sheriffs who openly declare their refusal to enforce “unconstitutional laws”. It shouldn’t be that difficult to search out one (or more) whose county is in a state whose constitution mirrors the 2nd amendment in the US Constitution. When next the resident member of US Congress or Senate is home, arrest him/her for violating the state’s constitution regarding firearms possession, use, etc, based upon said worthies voting record in their respective federal office.
It isn’t necessary to ultimately win the case in court, only to drag that process out as long as necessary to make the underlying political point and change the dialogue of national discussion regarding human rights.
The law I always suggest be used to prosecute these rights infringing politicians is 18 USC 242. This is a Federal law and requires a Federal Prosecutor. It could be there is some state law that could be used in a similar fashion. But, offhand, I don’t know of any such law.
I don’t think we’re going to ever get prosecutions, simply due to the damage to key nodes (as Rolf notes). You’re sooner to see a spike in extrajudicial efforts when the wrong person (or their family) suffers from idiot regulation.