President Joe Biden doesn’t seem to understand what the words, “shall not be infringed” means, and laughably claimed that the Second Amendment had limits “from the very beginning” during Thursday’s low energy comments at the Rose Garden.
Biden said, “No amendment — no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell…’fire’ in a crowded movie theater and call it freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning that the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons.”
From a President spending virtually every moment virtue signaling about racism, one would think that he would mention that the very people who were not allowed to own weapons at the time of the Second Amendment were slaves.
“From the very beginning that the second amendment existed, certain people were not allowed to have weapons” –@POTUS
— Dan (@DanKuruvilla) April 8, 2021
It is surprising his handlers let that one slip, but then again, this is the same guy who called former President Obama “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” and complained that de-segragating schools would cause his children to grow up “in a racial jungle.”
After making that ridiculous statement, Biden went on to claim that “nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment. They’re phony, arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we’re talking about.”
Of course, as any educated American knows, the Founders did intend to allow the Constitution to change, which has happened through all the additional amendments that have been added.
But the Founders were crystal clear that the Bill of Rights cannot.
Thomas Jefferson made clear that those rights outlined in the first ten amendment are “unalienable rights.”
And to make things even clearer on the Second Amendment, George Mason questioned the delegates at the Virginia Constitutional ratifying convention, “I ask, sir, what is the militia?” before answering his own question, declaring, “It is the whole people, except for few public officials.”
Nobody disagreed, and surely everybody in that room is rolling in their graves over the comments made by Biden.