Pussified hot mess: Joel Mathis.
If you needed any further proof that the pussification of the USA is real, look no further than Joel Mathis, Associate Editor of the Uber-Liberal
Joel, like many of his fellow travelers, pretends he is a journalist, when in fact he’s just a drone in the Democrat-Journalist Machine.
In his recent missive against gun rights “The NRA Wants Your Submission” he shrieks:
“The NRA is coming, folks. It will have your tax dollars or your submission to its pro-gun agenda — and, by God, maybe it will have both.
Don’t believe me? Then take a look at the text of House Bill 1243, which passed the Pennsylvania House this week, and which now sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee waiting passage.
Here’s what the bill does: It discourages Pennsylvania cities and municipalities from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state-level gun laws, or from keeping such laws that are already on the books.
Here’s how the bill does that: It lets people sue Pennsylvania cities and municipalities with those too-restrictive gun ordinances.
And here’s who can sue: Gun owners — as well as any “membership organization” whose members are gun owners in compliance with state law, whether or not those members have actually run afoul of the local laws or not, or whether they even care or not.
That’s right: “Membership organization.” While the definition could, I suppose, technically apply to the Boy Scouts, we all know what House Bill 1243 really means: It gives the NRA the right to sue Pennsylvania’s cities and municipalities.
Which means that even if nobody in Philadelphia dislikes or considers themselves adversely affected by the city’s gun laws, that’s OK: The NRA can sue — and it can win without having to show that anybody actually had their rights violated.
That’s astonishing. It’s appalling. And it’s also utterly unsurprising. The NRA doesn’t just represent our fellow citizens anymore: Under this legislation, it effectively becomes one of those fellow citizens.”
Why do lefty journalists always try to portray a group of like minded individuals like NRA as sinister, when they extoll the virtues of their activist groups like moveon.org or Bloomturd’s pet project Everytown for Gun Safety? Do they really believe their own hypocritical foolishness?
Of course, Joel never bothered to present in his shrill hitpiece the reality that many democrat controlled cities invalidate the gun rights enshrined in their state constitution, and that these cities have been denying rights to their citizens illegally for decades.
Nor does he mention that groups like the NRA and SAF are the only avenues left to us “little guys” who have been harassed and imprisoned by these same cities. Without money from pro-gun groups for legal fees we would be at the whim of some anti-gun fascists in the city council, who openly subvert their state constitutions. Many times we would be in jail for exercising our constitutional rights. Of course, that’s where passive-aggressive mental weaklings like Mathis want us to be!
I wonder if he would be so enthralled with legal preemption if this was a city curtailing the rights of homosexuals, when the state allowed for “gay marriage”? I doubt it. You see, I think Mathis is one of many in the media that like fascism – as long as it agrees with their opinions of the day. The problem is once the precedent has been set, eventually the machine starts kicking out laws that he will not like, but by then, it will be too late to stop the machine from completely terrorizing its citizens.
The issue of creeping government encroachment into personal freedom leading to fascism was best presented thusly:
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
– Martin Niemöller
So, Joel will cheer the fascists onwards as long as they are imprisoning those he perceives as his political enemies. How civilized of him!
Joel Mathis is an intellectual lightweight parading as a journalist. His puerile commentary would be best suited in a High School newspaper. Yet, in our troubled, moronic, times he is what passes as one of our “betters”.
One of the comments under his whiny article sums it up best:
Suck it Joel.
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