Latest Senate hearing demonstrates Democrat disconnect

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I landed back in DC this morning and was immediately reminded how disconnected Democrats are.

This morning the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled, “Stand you Ground Laws: Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force.” Ladies and gents, there are only about 20 more legislative days remaining in this calendar year, and this is how the Democrat-controlled Senate wants to waste your taxpayer dollars? With all that is occurring in the United States, the Senate Judiciary Committee believes this to be the major issue facing America. Unbelievable.

I’d like to know, if you were the Chairman of this Committee, what would your focus be for a hearing? What’s the most important issue facing you?

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I believe the people we send to Washington DC as Senators and Representatives should focus on the prevailing issues affecting the livelihood of Americans within their committee jurisdiction. Reading our national headlines, there’s nothing relating to the issue of Stand Your Ground Laws and civil rights — matter of fact, this is a state issue not a federal one.

(And therein lies another problem here in Washington DC: the inability for some to comprehend the idea of federalism in a Constitutional Republic –but I’ll save that subject for another time).

In contrast, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is holding hearings on the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, even in the minority we see the misguided Democrat perspective, as Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) referred to the hearing with the website contractors as a “monkey court.” And today, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga) went off on a rant blaming Republicans for standing in the way of making healthcare a right. Really Rep. Lewis, healthcare is a right? Rep. Lewis, would you be so kind as to point that out in our Constitution and the individual Bill of Rights?

The problem is, progressive socialists believe they are the grantors, and therefore takers, of individual rights. Yes, there are privileges we as American citizens enjoy because we live in the greatest Nation the world has ever known — and access to quality healthcare is one of those privileges. But keeping and bearing arms is a right defined in the Constitution, yet that somehow seems to confuse our progressive socialist friends.

About a year from now America will go to the polls in a mid-term election that could decide the future of America. If you want misguided hearings and the redefinition of rights and the Constitution, give President Obama a Democrat House and Senate for his last two years. If you believe in a better future for America, ensure constitutional conservatives control both Houses of the legislative branch. Obama famously stated he wanted to “fundamentally transform” America. Will you be an accomplice or a patriot?

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