A freshman congresswoman from New York scapegoated the National Rifle Association after Thursday night’s mass shooting in New Zealand, despite the fact that the island nation has restrictive gun ownership laws, and that the NRA does not exist there.
“‘At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore. But I couldn’t say ‘imagine,’” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on Twitter.
She continued to reference three fairly-recent shootings in places of worship in America.
“What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” she asked.
She then continued her rant in a second Tweet, referencing the NRA. Of course, the NRA is an American non-profit. It has affiliation with New Zealand, where gun ownership is a heavily-restricted privilege, and not a right.
“’Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies,” she said.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments reflect her own belief that “thoughts and prayers” are just a dodgy mantra used by politicians. In her anti-Christian arrogance, she completely dismissed the large contingent of Americans who actually believe in the power of prayer.
In any case, the NRA is not at fault for the crazed mass murderer in New Zealand – nor is it at fault for any crazed murderers in the United States. In reality, the NRA is barely a power player in the gun rights world. It is an organization that spends most of its time capitulating to the political left on gun rights issues, rather than proactively fighting for less stringent gun regulations that resemble what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when the Second Amendment was codified.
Still, simpletons like the New York congresswoman insist that the organization is the devil incarnate.
Democrat Congressmen Introduce Term Limits Legislation for SCOTUS Justices As Trump Prepares Nominee
Three Democrat members of Congress are introducing legislation to institute term limits for Supreme Court justices, as President Trump prepares to nominate his third candidate for the court following the death of progressive liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Democrats Joe Kennedy, Ro Khanna, and Don Beyer are proposing legislation that would limit SCOTUS justice to a maximum term of eighteen years on the court.
Lifetime appointments to the highest court in our land undermine our democratic process and erode progress in our nation.
We must enact 18 year term limits on our Supreme Court justices to continue our march towards a more perfect union. https://t.co/9fCyggP686
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) September 25, 2020
Khanna has proposed an idea that would allow Presidents to appoint two judges in each term. “Senior” members of the court would be required to basically retired for every new member of the court.
When I first ran for Congress in 2014, I proposed limiting terms of Supreme Court Justice to 18-appointments.
Given the recent, dramatic politicization of the Court, it's time for real reform.
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) September 25, 2020
It’s pretty funny the Democrats are uniting behind these proposals the moment they appear primed to lose control of the Supreme Court for a generation. They weren’t complaining when Obama was trying to replace Antonin Scalia with progressive Merrick Garland, even going so far as claiming that the stealth liberal was entitled to the seat. Reports emerging Friday suggest that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a mostly conservative judge with a pro-life and immigration hawk judicial record.
The judicial branch of government is arguably the most flawed element of American governance, and it’s highly questionable how institutions such as the Supreme Court are able to appoint themselves a nearly unlimited amount of political power.
A better reform proposals would be to institute term limits for justices that only go into effect after the current members of the court vacate their seats. Anything else is simply a political power grab.
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