House Democrats stage sit-in protesting the existence of constitutional due process

In the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida, the gun control lobby has stepped up it’s action. It’s no big secret that Democrats have often felt threatened by the Bill of Rights, but now we’re experiencing new extremes. Advocates for gun control are now pushing to not just take down the Second Amendment, but now eliminate constitutional due process.

This is not The Onion.

Democrats have spent the last week pushing legislation that would make it so anyone who appears on the “no fly” list cannot purchase a gun. The idea is that if you are suspected of being a terrorist, citizen of this country or not, you should be denied your constitutional rights. This is not a case of being proven to be a bad person in a court of law, but merely just being suspected.


Senator Dianne Feinstein responded to questions about innocent people appearing on the “no fly” list by stating that those people should petition the government to prove their innocence. Those who appear on the government watchlists have been declared guilty by government agents, not a judge or jury. No due process of law occurred.


Now House Democrats are stepping up their push to eliminate due process by staging a sit-in on the House floor to express outrage. Congressman John Lewis himself stated, “We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something. You have to make a little noise. You have to move your feet. This is the time.”

Now is the time to make noise, move your feet, and lie down on the House of Representatives floor to take a stand against due process.

What is it about due process that makes Democrats feel threatened?

For eight years, Democrats feigned outrage over former President George W. Bush’s abuses of power. From the expansion of government under the USA PATRIOT Act and various executive orders, to undeclared conflicts such as the Iraq invasion, the problems of the Bush Administration are numerous. Bush himself had an American citizen by the name of Jose Padilla thrown in a military brig and held without charge for years simply because he deemed him an enemy combatant.

Why did Democrats ever complain about the Bush Administration?


The Bush Administration expanded the surveillance powers of the federal government under the guise of protecting America. On September 11th, terrorists hijacked airplanes and turned them into suicide bombs full of innocent people to take down many more lives. As a result, the memory of those killed by evil were exploited to advance a big government agenda.

At the recent shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a terrorist turned a gun on a gathering of people simply because of who they were. The loss of lives has been exploited by Democrats to advance a big government political agenda.

Whether it be the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration, Senator Feinstein or House Democrats, the agenda is all the same. The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights are a threat to the unchecked power of government bureaucrats and power players. Through tactics of fearmongering, these parties have all supported the erosion of constitutional rights under the guise that if we don’t take down the Bill of Rights, the terrorists will kill more people.

Chris Dixon is a liberty activist and writer from Maine. In addition to being Managing Editor for the Liberty Conservative, he also writes the Bangor Daily News blog "Undercover Porcupine" and for sports website Cleatgeeks.

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