Article by Mark I Rasskazov, Editor in Chief.
On 07 April 2013, on the CBS show, «Face the Nation,» Senator John McCain, retired Air Force pilot, veteran of the Vietnam conflict, prisoner of war of the same conflict, and former GOP presidential candidate, made a statement that I find utterly astounding coming from someone who is supposed to be a public servant.
In reference to the filibuster being conducted by Senators Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and others, over the latest and greatest 2nd Amendment revocation bill, he was quoted as saying «I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.”
No, Senator McCain. That is, most vehemently not the purpose of the United States Senate, and if you don’t understand just how deeply offensive your statement is to a concerned American voter such as myself, then it is most definitely time for you to retire. Let me break this down for you, Barney style:
You, as a United States senator, are a public servant. You are elected by the people in order to represent the people. Now, first of all, all bills which limit, i.e., infringe, on our rights to bear arms and organize private militias violate the 2nd Amendment of a document referred to as «The Bill of Rights,» which is a part of the US Constitution — you know, that document which lays out the conclusive law of land, and which you swore an oath to uphold. Furthermore, we the people, whom, as I have already mentioned, are the ones who put you in office, and whom you are answerable to, have repeatedly expressed that we do not desire the kinds of gun control measures you and your fellow aging, anti-constitutional establishmentarian gangsters have been trying to shove down our throats as of late — we rejected Senator Feinstein’s bill, which was unconstitutional, and we patently refused to abide by the UN Small Arms Treaty, which was, in every way, criminal. We don’t want gun control — cease and desist from all further attempt to regulate, register, ban, confiscate, or otherwise infringe upon our right to carry guns. This is not a polite suggestion; this is the mandate of the US Constitution, and the people of the United States.
You don’t decide what to do and then tell us where you stand.
We decide where we stand, and you carry it out.
Get that straight.