The Brett Kimberlin Saga:

Follow this link to my BLOCKBUSTER STORY of how Brett Kimberlin, a convicted terrorist and perjurer, attempted to frame me for a crime, and then got me arrested for blogging when I exposed that misconduct to the world. That sounds like an incredible claim, but I provide primary documents and video evidence proving that he did this. And if you are moved by this story to provide a little help to myself and other victims of Mr. Kimberlin’s intimidation, such as Robert Stacy McCain, you can donate at the PayPal buttons on the right. And I thank everyone who has done so, and will do so.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

White House Threatening Executive Orders on Gun Control? (Update: Is It Fair to Compare Obama to Hitler?)

Update: Apparently a few people have their knickers in a twist over the comparison of Bush, opps I mean Obama to Hitler.  Yes, the same people who did compare Bush to Hitler endlessly, or just didn’t get too upset about that think this is soooo unfair.  Twitchy has the details.

As for me, taking guns away from the people is straight out of the dictator handbook.  So is usurping the authority from the legislative body.  Below I raise doubts as to whether Obama actually intends to step beyond the law, but if Obama does, it is rightfully considered a step in the direction of dictatorship and big one at that.  As Phineas says over at Sister Toldjah:

Seriously, if Obama and... Biden wanted to set off the alarms in the homes of every gun-owner and genuine liberal in America, they couldn’t have done a better job.

So is it Hitler-like?  Well, it’s more like baseline standard operating procedure for overthrowing any democracy—if what they are actually planning is to issue new gun control by “royal decree.”  That is why I predict revolution before if they dare to try it.  You might argue the image is over the top, but sometimes you need someone to raise the alarm.  It’s harsh, but not unfair.  Godwin’s law only applies to unfair comparisons.  If Obama is really planning what many suspect he is, it is an extremely fair comparison.

The original American Revolution was sparked when British Troops marched on Lexington and Concord to take away their guns.  Obama would do well to remember that.

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 Well, that is what this and several other reports say floating around on the web.  Here’s the Weekly Standard:

Vice President Joe Biden revealed that President Barack Obama might use an executive order to deal with guns.

"The president is going to act," said Biden, giving some comments to the press before a meeting with victims of gun violence. "There are executives orders, there's executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required."

Biden said that this is a moral issue and that "it's critically important that we act."

And this has a few people getting very worried.  For instance, Drudge is running this banner (via Insty):




Now let’s have a few words of caution.  First, this seems to be coming primarily from Biden and Biden is kind of an idiot.  Second, there is room for legal, constitutional executive action.  For instance, in the context of immigration, the President could change a great deal just by declaring that from now on we are throwing out every illegal we can get our hands on, that they are going to patrol known hangouts like the hardware stores, or Little River Turnpike in Annandale, Virginia.  You know, near I-495.  Everyone who lives in the area knows what I am talking about.  Hit all the places where the day workers wait around to get picked up.  None of that is unconstitutional.  A president is allowed to step up enforcement of the law as it is written.

And we could imagine a similar approach with federal firearms law.  Just today a man confided that he was a gun dealer and he knew that the ATF knew who was selling guns under the table (not him presumably) and they were looking the other way.  So maybe that is the sort of thing they are thinking of and there is nothing wrong with that.  Heck, maybe they will start with a raid on Brett Kimberlin’s home.  Want to bet that he is obeying the restrictions ban on convicted felons owning guns.  Well, the same rule that prevents him from buying guns made it illegal to obtain the explosives he used to bomb his home town, and when they finally busted him for that, they found he had several guns including an AR-15 in violation of the same law, according to Mark Singer.  You think he is obeying this law now?  So maybe the President is stepping up enforcement and if that is all the President is contemplating that is one thing and indeed, depending on the exact contours of what he is thinking, I might even support it.  It certainly wouldn’t be anything to freak out over.

But while Biden is dumb, he also has a tendency to let out truths the President preferred to keep quiet.  Consider that spiel he gave about Obama being tested early in his Presidency.  There was nothing wrong with that statement logically, it was just really, really inopportune.  Biden can be, at times, a victim of his own honesty.  So maybe this is Biden letting something slip when he shouldn’t.

Or maybe this is a trial balloon.  Or even if it wasn’t intended to be a trial balloon, it is will be treated as such.

So for my sake let me say this once, Mr. President.  And let me be clear, I am not advocating what I am about to say, I am not hoping for it, I am not planning to participate in it.  I am merely making a prediction.

Mr. President, if you dare take one single action not explicitly authorized by Congress, to register gun owners, or to take guns, about half the country will see it as a double violation of the Constitution.  They will see it as a violation of the Second Amendment, and a violation of the rule that you are not allowed to make the laws but instead you are only allowed to enforce the laws.  They will see it as the first step in turning America into a dictatorship.  And do you know what will happen?  Again, I am not advocating this, but I am predicting that you will have a violent revolution on your hands.

I wish I could say that the President respected democracy too much to do such a thing.  But given his prior willful violation of the Constitution, I don’t think so.  Here’s what I wrote about the President’s willful violation of the Constitution by starting his war with Libya without consulting Congress:

If you believe that Obama is breaking the law, then he is not just accidentally doing it.  This is not a case where the President honestly disagrees about what the Constitution and other laws say and just got it wrong.  He is willfully doing it, as that term is understood in that case law.  He has said he cannot do this.  His Vice President has concurred.  And yet here he is today, doing precisely what they told you he could not legally do.

So I don’t hope that Obama will obey any restriction of the Constitution just because he should, because it isn’t going to happen.  Instead what I hope for most is that the Second Amendment will serve its function and provide an appropriate deterrent effect.

I will leave my readers with the words of Judge Kozinski of the 9th Circuit.  He was writing in dissent that day, but his opinion now can be cited as controlling precedent in support of the right to bear arms.  And this is part of what he wrote:

The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed — where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.


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My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years.  I know that claim sounds fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence.  If you would like to help in the fight to hold Mr. Kimberlin accountable, please hit the Blogger’s Defense Team button on the right.  And thank you.

Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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Disclaimer:

I have accused some people, particularly Brett Kimberlin, of reprehensible conduct.  In some cases, the conduct is even criminal.  In all cases, the only justice I want is through the appropriate legal process—such as the criminal justice system.  I do not want to see vigilante violence against any person or any threat of such violence.  This kind of conduct is not only morally wrong, but it is counter-productive.

In the particular case of Brett Kimberlin, I do not want you to even contact him.  Do not call him.  Do not write him a letter.  Do not write him an email.  Do not text-message him.  Do not engage in any kind of directed communication.  I say this in part because under Maryland law, that can quickly become harassment and I don’t want that to happen to him.

And for that matter, don’t go on his property.  Don’t sneak around and try to photograph him.  Frankly try not to even be within his field of vision.  Your behavior could quickly cross the line into harassment in that way too (not to mention trespass and other concerns).

And do not contact his organizations, either.  And most of all, leave his family alone.

The only exception to all that is that if you are reporting on this, there is of course nothing wrong with contacting him for things like his official response to any stories you might report.  And even then if he tells you to stop contacting him, obey that request.  That this is a key element in making out a harassment claim under Maryland law—that a person asks you to stop and you refuse.

And let me say something else.  In my heart of hearts, I don’t believe that any person supporting me has done any of the above.  But if any of you have, stop it, and if you haven’t don’t start.

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