Since the Charlottesville protests of 2017, the Left has been on a monument removal craze, which conservative Pat Buchanan noted in a recent column.
With Democrats in firm control of the state legislature, they will likely shove their PC agenda down Virginians’ throats.
Buchanan calls attention to how first-term Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton has criticized U.S. capitol statues of George Washington and Robert E. Lee.
Both statues have been significant artifacts of Virginian history for over a century at Washington, D.C.
Instead, Wexton wants to replace Lee with an African American hero from a list that she and Congressman A. Donald McEachin submitted.
Two of those on the list are lesser-known figures from the desegregation era of the 1950s. The third is the renowned historical figure Nat Turner.
In “The Americans: A Social History of the United States,” published in 1969, author J. C. Furnas gives a politically incorrect perspective to the life of Nat Turner:
In August 1831, Nat Turner, paranoid slave preacher and cunjur man, led his superstition-fuddled followers to kill fifty-five whites of all sexes and ages in an aimless terrorizing of Southhampton County in the southeastern corner of Virginia.
“The poor twisted creature could hardly have found a worse time to sharpen Southern fears of a slave rising,” wrote Furnas. The Virginia legislature ended up rejecting bill that would gradually phase out slavery by a narrow margin.
Turner would be tried and hanged after he was caught.
Nat Turner’s terrorist actions had effectively delayed emancipation.
Buchanan argued that “If the Virginia General Assembly votes to replace Robert E. Lee in the U.S. Capitol with a statue of Nat Turner, it will not be the unifying event Wexton imagines.”
However, things are getting heated on other fronts.
On January 20th, there will be a “Lobby Day” at the Assembly, where thousands of gun advocates will gather in Richmond to protest Northam and his new Democrat majority’s gun control proposals.
BLP reported that about 91 counties have created “Second Amendment sanctuaries” where local authorities are expected to not enforce prospective infringements on the Second Amendment by the state legislature.
The Washington Post wrote:
Virginia is a former Confederate State with strong rural traditions and lax gun laws. Guns represent the strongest, reddest line against the demographic changes that have seen Old Dominion voters usher in a new era of Democratic leadership in recent elections.
A Nevada-based group called the Oath Keepers said it is sending training teams to help form posses and militia in Virginia. The leader of a Georgia militia called Three Percent Security Force has posted videos and calls to arms on Facebook, urging ‘patriots’ to converge on Richmond.
It’s not just guns and history that Virginians are divided over.
Last year, Northam voiced his support for abortion through the first nine months of pregnancy. He took it a step further by supporting abortion even if it was unsuccessful.
Northam made his views about the rights of the unborn clear:
(Third trimester abortions are) done in cases where there may be severe deformities. There may be a fetus that’s nonviable. So in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. … The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.
Political tensions are so high in Virginia that Buchanan believes “a new secession is underway” because “Virginians are separating from each other over issues as deep and divisive — such as who can take innocent life and when — as those that divided us in 1861.”
Although calls for secession will likely not morph into anything concrete in the short-term, Virginia is clearly politically polarized at the moment.
The 2020 session of the Virginia General Assembly will be a heated affair no matter how we look at it.
Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation
Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.
If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.
Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.
In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.
At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”
In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.”
Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”
When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”
Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.
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