Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In her brief time in Congress, she’s managed to ruffle a lot of feathers, and not just among Democrats.
However, she’s always been a vocal supporter of the Second Amendment.
A couple of days ago, she laid out why the Founders made sure to preserve the right to keep and bear arms when she addressed some of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and her espoused positions on various issues.
While not in agreement with Abrams’ stance on vaccinations, Greene then transitioned and moved onto the gubernatorial candidate’s stance on guns and the Second Amendment saying, “The next thing she talked about was grabbing people’s guns. She hates Georgia’s Second Amendment rights. She wants to stop constitutional carry,” Greene said.
Greene continued, offering advice to Georgia’s current governor and state lawmakers, urging them to pass and sign legislation to combat Abrams’ call for “grabbing people’s guns.”
She went on to say, “Ultimately, the truth is it’s our Second Amendment rights, our right to bear arms, that protects Americans and gives us the ability to defend ourselves from a tyrannical government,” she said. “And I hate to use this language, but Democrats, they’re exactly … they’re doing exactly what our Founders talked about when they gave us the precious rights that we have.”
Now, to most of us, this looks like Greene warning us that Democrats are acting tyrannical and reminding Democrats not to push things too far.
She clearly mentions tyrannical government first, after all.
Now, Greene isn’t always known for taking care with her speech but this seems pretty clear. What it’s not, though, is a threat but, at most, a warning.
Unless, of course, Democrats see themselves as tyrants.
That doesn’t stop them from freaking out over it.
I am concerned about the mental health of my colleague from Georgia and would like @CapitolPolice to address her dangerous threats in my workplace.
Just as we would in any school or job site, we cannot let calls for gun violence go unchecked. https://t.co/ho11NObjz6
— Haley Stevens (@HaleyLive) January 12, 2022
If suggesting “Second Amendment Rights Should Be Used Against Democrats” doesn’t immediately compel @GOPLeader to take disciplinary action, I suggest Congress take action against both of them. This madness must be addressed or violence will ensue. https://t.co/vZUcGtNXlZ
— Rep. Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@RepDeanPhillips) January 12, 2022
This really sounds like a case of “if the shoe fits” to me.
Yes, she did say Democrats are acting like tyrants and that the Second Amendment preserves our gun rights to protect ourselves against tyrants.
However, she didn’t advocate anyone going out and shooting Democrats or anything of the sort. The Second Amendment has always been more of a “don’t start none, won’t be none” kind of a thing for most of us. If you leave us alone, we’re good.
The problem is that Democrats don’t want to leave anyone alone. They want to issue mandates and tell people how they must live their lives, then they try to make it more difficult for us to protect our lives by infringing on the Second Amendment every chance they get.
Now, I’ll concede that Greene may not have phrased it as delicately as some might like, but she’s not saying anything a lot of Americans aren’t feeling.
But rather than recognize that her comments are a reflection of the anger a lot of Americans are feeling right now, Democrats want to make this into a personal threat against them.
Then again, it’s not like they really care what most of us are feeling, anyway. We’re on the wrong team for them to care about us.
If only we’d crossed the border illegally to get here rather than being born here in the first place. Then they’d want to listen to us.