It seems nowadays, with the end of one presidential election, we move right into the next presidential cycle. There is talk that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a popular choice to be the candidate for the Republican nomination.
If that is true, why doesn’t the Republican party save us all the trouble and just nominate whoever the democrats nominate because it’ll pretty much the same.
Chris Christie is no friend to the 2nd Amendment. Yes, I know he is the Governor of New Jersey but he doesn’t even attempt to take a stand for the rights of his citizens. He has not voiced any dissent on the further restrictions to the rights of New Jerseyians to keep and bear arms being rammed through the legislature. There will be no veto, even if symbolic. Christie is just not pro rights.
Notice how i didn’t say pro gun rights. No, Christie is one of those statists who believes that Constitutional rights are malleable to the whims of the government. His latest diatribe against Rand Paul and Libertarians in general lend credence to that truth.
“This strain of libertarianism that’s going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought.”
He thinks the discussion of civil rights, privacy, freedom and the like are “esoteric” thoughts and those who have them are cowardly. No really…here’s his quote about lawmakers who are questioning government surveillance programs:
“These esoteric, intellectual debates — I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won’t, because that’s a much tougher conversation to have,”
Chris Christie takes the opposite approach from another portly Statesmen from neighboring Pennsylvania, guy by the name of Ben Franklin who once said:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
To Chris Christie, the notions of liberty and freedom are just esoteric ideas that fade away when they are difficult to deal with.
Just like any gun grabber who utters some nonsense about “if gun control can save just one life”, if we lose all our freedoms then what is life actually worth.
The country can eliminate almost all motor vehicle deaths by mandatory installation of governors on their cars that limit the speed to 5mph. But then, what’s the point of driving?
And to answer Mr. Christie’s challenge, if he wants to fly me out to New Jersey I’ll be more than happy to sit down and have a real honest discussion with the widows and orphans of 9/11. I’m sure they would appreciate that a little more than the pandering and exploiting that he and others have been doing over the past decade.
Because the bottom line is, this is America. Carved out of a wilderness and wild land. We are a nation founded by pilgrims, criminals, radicals, slaves, Indians, pirates, debtors, adventurers, prospectors, homesteaders, speculators, aristocrats and immigrants.
To quote a fictionalized Ben Franklin from the film/musical 1776, “We’ve spawned a new race here. Rougher, simpler; more violent, more enterprising; less refined. We’re a new nationality.”
A new nationality that understands that freedom and liberty come with danger and risk. Yet the rewards for the former far outweigh the losses of the latter.
If Republicans choose to nominate someone like Chris Christie who believes the opposite, then they might as well not nominate anyone at all.
*In case you weren’t sold on Chris Christie and gun control:
Do you think he would fight for your right to keep and bear arms as President? I don’t. But Republicans…by all means nominate another North East RINO…see how it works out for ya.