Brady gang rallies for Democrat who stalked women
Sussex County Democrats and the Brady gang have come to the defense of Democrat Assemblyman Raj Mukherji. Raj has little time for the Bill of Rights or the Second Amendment and he's been under attack recently for his role in trying to take away the ability of women and vulnerable adults to defend themselves against attackers. Raj has a controversial history in this regard, as this video makes clear...
Earlier this week, the Sussex County Democrats enlisted the help of Bridgegate Mastermind David Wildstein in an attempt to take the focus off Democrat Assemblyman Raj Mukherji. The Sussex Democrats released their statement Wednesday morning at 11am.
The Brady gang called for a rally the same day, after Assembly Democrats in New Jersey formally adopted President Trump's position in respect of the Bill of Rights. Donald Trump said. "Take the guns first, go through due process second," and the Assembly Democrats agreed, passing Assembly Bill 1217 out of committee. Raj Mukherji is a key proponent of this legislation.
Trump made his comments at a meeting with congressional leaders on school safety. Trump was responding to comments from Vice President Pence that families and local law enforcement should have more tools to report potentially dangerous individuals with weapons.
Pence was taking the Bill of Rights into consideration, when he said: "Allow due process so no one’s rights are trampled, but the ability to go to court, obtain an order and then collect not only the firearms but any weapons." To which Trump responded: "Or, Mike, take the firearms first, and then go to court."
About the same time as Trump was making his controversial statement, the Democrats on the Assembly Judiciary Committee were passing the "Extreme Risk Protection Order" (Assembly Bill 1217), which suspends due process based on a simple accusation. A no-knock warrant could be issued, the door of a home or place of business kicked-in, and the property of someone who hasn't been accused of breaking any law seized -- just because a "family member" or "member of law enforcement" believed he or she posed a risk.
Conservative Republican Steve Lonegan offered the following testimony on Assembly Bill 1217:
"In 1971, a group of possibly well-meaning but misguided politicians imposed the Civil Authorities Special Powers Act, which allowed government to take away peoples' rights without charging them with a crime. It was meant to be a response to violence, but only made matters worse in Northern Ireland.
In considering Assembly Bill 1217, the New Jersey Legislature should recall the words of George Will, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, who reminded us of the dangers of 'overcriminalization.' After the death of Eric Garner, which was the result of the New York Legislature sending in the police to enforce a state tax on cigarettes, Will warned legislators that there are potentially grave consequences every time they make a new law and then send in men with guns to enforce it.
Will said: 'Overcriminalization has become a national plague. And when more and more behaviors are criminalized, there are more and more occasions for police, who embody the state’s monopoly on legitimate violence, and who fully participate in humanity’s flaws, to make mistakes.'
Assembly Bill 1217 is open to abuse and has the potential to create many more situations with violent outcomes than those it seeks to prevent. And, as written, there is no recourse or penalty if the law and its potentially violent outcome was triggered by a simple misunderstanding or a false or malicious report."
No president likes to give up power. The last to do so, voluntarily, was Jimmy Carter -- and he did so under the shadow of the official criminality connected to the Watergate scandal. President George W. Bush, President Obama, and President Trump have all expanded the state's power over the individual citizen. The action by the Assembly Democrats reeks of the British government's desperate move to bring the Irish Republican Army to heel in the 1970's. Instead of achieving their aim, they made victims out of innocent people and destroyed the reputation of their country's criminal justice system.
Let's not create a new set of victims like the Guildford Four -- only this time with names like the Newton Eleven or the Metuchen six or the Cape May seven...
This is how Republics perish. This is how democracy dies.