Michael Moore's anti-gun tirade reveals liberals’ selective support for the U.S. Constitution

Michael Moore's anti-gun tirade reveals liberals’ selective support for the U.S. Constitution

Dyrson and MooreAs the U.S. Supreme Court moves on today to Act II in the unfolding drama over “marriage equality,” it is worth taking note of the number of times the phrase 14th Amendment has been invoked by the left — assuming you can count that high. Yes, liberals are bullish right now on the Constitution, which they claim guarantees homosexuals the right to marry.

Check that. Liberals are bullish on some parts of the Constitution. Charlie Spierling, writing in today’s D.C. Examiner, reminds us that the left’s love for the document laying out the fundamental principles by which our nation is governed is not unconditional. As proof, consider the following exchange on MSNBC between two prominent liberals: Michael Eric Dyson (sitting in for Ed Schulz) and Michael Moore. (Although it is slightly off-topic, note the absurd hyperbole used by Dyson, who is a university professor by trade).

DYSON: What is it about us that makes us so dogged — insistent on having access to guns as the Second Amendment, worshipping it? [sic] We act like it’s the Second Commandment, not the Second Amendment. So what is it about us that makes so obsessed with that … that we are willing to see the loss of millions of lives as the necessary sacrifice to protect those guns?

MOORE: Fear. Fear and racism. [Emphasis added]

Moore proceeds to go off on a tangent about other cultures that relied on violence to solve their problems but ultimately saw the light. Noting that America is still living in darkness, he observes that “we are an afraid people, and we have been an afraid people for some time,” adding:

What are these white people so afraid of in the suburbs? Are they thinking little red-headed freckle-faced Jimmy down the street is going to kill them, mug them? I don’t think so….

I don’t believe that the gun control laws that we want to pass — and I want them passed and I am fighting very hard for them — that’s not going to really going to change the problem.

To sum: Moore is fine with flouting the Second Amendment even though he doesn’t believe it will help.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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