Sheriff: ‘Picking Apart Constitution to Fit' Leftist Agenda Leads to Tyranny

By Melanie Arter | May 23, 2016 | 3:54 PM EDT

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told an audience at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, Ky., on Friday that when the Constitution is picked apart to fit a “leftist political agenda,” we are headed toward “government tyranny.”

“The Constitution does not come a la carte. It is all inclusive. When we start down that road of picking apart the Constitution to fit a certain leftist political agenda, we are headed toward a very dark place called government tyranny,” Clarke said.

 



“Why is the second amendment treated like the bastard of the Bill of Rights by academia, the liberal mainstream media, and liberals in the political establishment? It’s not about reducing mass murders, suicides, or street-level violence. Heck, it isn’t really even about gun control. Folks, it’s about power, political power. It’s all about government control over our lives,” Clarke said.

“These anti-gun bigots on the left realize that in order to grow a more centralized government, they have to defeat several powerful citizen-based organizations. These anti-gun zealots realize that to win a political argument, you need two things: You need a common enemy and a common language,” he added.

“To the anti-gun left, the common enemy is the National Rifle Association and you, its freedom loving members,” he said. ““Well the common language of the AGI – you know who the AGI is, right? The anti-gun idiots.

“See to the AGI, the common language is that guns should be outlawed, and only the government should have them. Gun supporting advocacies like the NRA are our lobby on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures, guarding our Second Amendment right 24/7 365,” Clarke said.

“You see in politics, if you’re not part of a special interest group or if you don’t have a powerful lobby, you can’t get a seat at the table of power to participate in discussions,” he said. “As sheriff, I took an oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution – all of it.

“The Constitution does not come a la carte. It is all inclusive. When we start down that road of picking apart the Constitution to fit a certain leftist political agenda, we are headed toward a very dark place called government tyranny,” Clarke added.

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