Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Ed Asner: Right Wing Confused About Guns-- and the Constitution

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Actor Ed Anser, advocating for gun control, says, "If right-wingers truly understood what the Constitution meant, they wouldn't use it as a crutch every time they screw over the poor and the disenfranchised."

National Review has responded, saying it's Asner and the far Left progressives who don't understand history or the Constitution---or are simply revising it for their own purposes.

Revising history and even twisting Scripture is about more than gun control.

The Benham Brothers have written a timely and appropriate article titled, "3 Simple, Subtle Tools Satan Uses to Advance His Agenda"

Recently Ed Asner---you know the nice little grandfather type actor whom most of us know from the Mary Tyler Moore show (and others)-- told the Daily Beast that anyone who isn't in step with the far Left campaign regarding gun control is confused or simply trying to hurt people.

He said, "If right wingers truly understood what the Constitution meant they wouldn't use it as a crutch every time they screw over the poor and the disenfranchised."

Asner says, "The Republican Party basically uses [the NRA] to advance their own gun agenda, often at the expense of their own members."

In an essay he wrote for the far Left SOLON Magazine, he argues that the United States "was actually founded on gun control."

Yes, he's aggressively selling his new book titled, "The Grouchy Historian: An Old Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs"-- but I think he really believes what he's claiming.

That's the scary part. And even more concerning is that he is influencing others to believe it as well.

It doesn't seem to matter that Asner has rewritten history and twisted the facts before. He says he still believes 9-11 was an inside job by the government, and in 2011, he told the press he didn't know what the Tea Party was about, "since the more you watch President Obama, I don't know what they have to complain about."

Old Uncle Ed may be grouchy, but he certainly isn't defending history or our Constitution.

Within days of Asner's "truth" tour in December, the National Review published an article that began with this: "No, Salon, the US was not 'Founded on Gun Control'."

Charles Cooke, writing for the Review, took Asner and his "truth" to task.

Quoting Asner, Cooke begins with, "'The US was actually founded on gun control...If you study history, you'll see it', So begins the latest attempt to rewrite the republic's history, and thereby to achieve by revisionist 'interpretation' what cannot be achieved via Article V."

The case Asner is making is actually a main talking point of the far Left who are obsessed with confiscating all guns through incremental gun control.

Asner, in his book, claims the Right believes "the Second Amendment is not simply written about state militias but guarantees the unfettered right of everyone to own, carry, trade and eventually shoot someone with a gun."

Asner and his co-writer claim "as written, the Second Amendment follows closely in meaning and language previous state and national Constitutions---all of which explicitly refer to militias and not individuals."

Not true.

The Second Amendment was ratified in 1791, which is 15 years after Vermont's Bill of Rights, which held that "the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state."

It was also 15 years after North Carolina's Bill of Rights which also affirm that "the people have a right to bear arms; same for Pennsylvania, one year after, and 11 years after Massachusetts."

This is the talking point the Left puts out to a very complicit "news" media every time someone uses a gun to hurt someone.

Whether or not gun ownership is important to you personally, if you consider yourself a conservative, I strongly encourage you to read Cooke's article. It is one of the best and most factual responses to the far Left's revisionist version of history---specifically the Second Amendment, I have seen.

The issue of gun control and ultimately confiscation is an important issue. I personally own guns and hunt with them. I've taught my son to appreciate them and use them as well.

However, gun control is a part of a much greater and even more divisive deception. And that deception is pervasive in our culture today. And it is spiritual.

Remember the Benham brothers---Jason and David? They are devout Christians, (graduates of Liberty University), and have been very successful in real estate. HGTV had signed a contract with them to do a show which involved remodeling homes for people, etc., kind of like the Chip and Joanna Gaines "Fixer Upper" show. However, when HGTV discovered the brothers held strong biblical views about abortion and so-called same-sex "marriage"---and were outspoken about their beliefs, they canceled their contract, leaving the brothers with some financial exposure.

The brothers are doing fine.

A while back they wrote an article for Charisma Magazine titled, "3 Simple, Subtle Tools Satan Uses to Advance His Agenda in America."

The 3 tools they identify are 1. Frame, 2. Facilitate, and 3. Fracture.

In essence, they say Satan uses people to "frame" the issues in ways that will confuse the public. For example, homosexuals have "framed" their agenda as one merely asking for love, fairness, and tolerance and "framed" those who do not affirm their agenda as bigoted and hateful.

After "framing" the issues, Satan, working through people, "facilitates" a strong support network and provides talking points to help push the agenda.

And finally, he "fracture's" dissent. The pathway to cultural change must remain uncontested, especially, the brothers say, by those "who hold Judeo-Christian standards on virtue and morality."

The brothers quote from an article I quoted earlier this week: From "The Overhauling of Straight America," they note that the "fracture" tool makes those who disagree look so nasty and mean-spirited that "average Americans will not want to associate with them."

Far Left secular progressives today have framed the issues, facilitated support and fractured dissent.

And sadly, some in the Christian Church have joined the Progressive Parade. And even more sadly, some pastors who have been called by God to preach the whole gospel, are selective in their preaching, avoiding the cultural conflict and "fractures."

It's time to be a compassionate Christian and stand with courage.

Ed Asner says "the solution to today's problems are to elect more progressive Democrats."

God says,
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (II Chronicles 7:14).

Be Informed. Be Bold. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.