The Democratic Party is Waging Open War on the Bill of Rights

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One aspect of the election that’s going completely unreported is the outright assault the Democratic Party is waging against the Bill of Rights.

Investor’s Business Daily reports:

Democrats Attack 3 Of The 10 Amendments In The Bill Of Rights

eedom: Hillary Clinton and other leaders in her party always talk about how they want to grant new rights to Americans. They talk about the “right to affordable health care,” the “right to a college education,” the “right to a livable wage.” But at the same time, many of these same Democrats have been agitating to restrict or outright repeal existing rights enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

In just the past few months, in fact, members of the Democratic party have targeted the 1st, 2nd and 5th Amendments for attack. Here are the details, in reverse order:

Denying Due Process

Last week, House Democrats staged a sit in to demand a vote on a gun control bill that would have denied anyone on the government’s “no fly” list the right to buy a gun.

The problem is that someone can make it on the list “no fly” based on the flimsiest of evidence, mere suspicion, or for no apparent reason at all…

Torching the 2nd Amendment

When not trying to limit 5th Amendment protections in their zeal for gun control, Democrats are increasingly calling not just for restrictions on purchases for would-be terrorists or bans on “assault rifles,” but to scrap the 2nd Amendment entirely.

“The Second Amendment needs some changing, because Americans don’t agree with it and we’ve had it,” Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., declared last week.

After Gabby Giffords was shot, liberal talk show host Bill Maher said that the Democratic party should “come out against the 2nd Amendment.” Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., responded, “I sure wish they would.”

Retired liberal justice John Paul Stevens wrote on op-ed saying the 2nd Amendment should itself be amended, so that the right to own guns only would apply to those who are actively serving in a militia.

Targeting Free Speech

Incredibly, the Democrats’ disdain for the Bill of Rights includes even the 1st Amendment’s protection of free speech. Party leaders are openly pushing to limit free speech rights when it conflicts with their own viewpoints.

In a speech at an Iowa community college, for example, Hillary Clinton said: “We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”

During the George W. Bush years, the left falsely accused the president of shredding the Constitution.

Now, they’re really doing it.

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