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Social Engineers (Progressives) tend to identify more with the French Revolution which was for the pursuit of social equality. Conservatives tend to identify more with the American Revolution which was for the pursuit of individual liberty.
Social Engineers cannot let the words or the intent of the Constitution get in the way of the idyllic socialistic world they seek. Our President is a Social Engineer who believes that only Social Engineers should be allowed to determine how the Constitution will govern the laws, organizations, and citizens of this country. The original intent of the Constitution is a lesser concern than engineering changes to society to remedy problems that are often ill defined or whose obvious solutions are often the cause of the problem such as when gun prohibitions prevent deterrence to increasing violent crime.
Social Engineers were particularly vexed by recent Supreme Court decisions regarding the First and Second Amendments.
The Court’s recent decision on Citizens United versus Federal Election Commission overturned bad law that allowed news media to editorialize opinions about candidates but prohibited other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations from expressing opinions about candidates in the media within 30 days of an election. This bad law made it a felony for any organization, like ORCO, to express opinions about candidates within 30 days of an election.
Capital University Law School professor Bradley A. Smith, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and Chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, wrote that the major opponents of political free speech are "incumbent politicians, shocked by the apparent tectonic shift in politics of late" who "are keen to maintain a chokehold on such speech." Empowering "small and midsize corporations—and every incorporated mom-and-pop falafel joint, local firefighters’ union, and environmental group—to make its voice heard" frightens them. In response to erroneous statements by President Obama and others that the ruling would allow foreign entities to gain political influence through U.S. subsidiaries, Smith pointed out that the decision did not overturn the ban on political donations by foreign corporations and the prohibition on any involvement by foreign nationals in decisions regarding political spending by U.S. subsidiaries, which are covered by other parts of the law.
In District of Columbia versus Heller and in McDonald Versus Chicago, the Supreme Court applied the Second Amendment as it was written. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This was particularly vexing to the Social Engineers on the Court who wanted the Second Amendment to be made extinct. In their Progressive view of the world, guns make people bad and more dangerous to themselves and to society. In their view guns should only be available to police and to the military that they believe to be incorruptible and supreme over the citizenry. These are the views held by the Commonwealth Realm over the subjects of the British Monarchy. The Commonwealth Realm includes The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand where the right to self-defense has been eviscerated. It is revealing to note that retiring Justice Stevens held the Commonwealth as a role model for this country.
Elections have consequences…….