Earlier today, as RedState reported, Joe Biden launched into another dementia-laden rant where he talked about nuking Americans and shooting deer in kevlar vests. No, I'm not being facetious. That actually happened (see Biden Accidently Makes Best Ever for Second Amendment in Speech Promoting Gun Control Initiatives).
In one of the best arguments for the Second Amendment ever spoken by a president, Biden asserted that no one can stand up to the government without F-15s and nuclear weapons. He seems to have a thing for the F-15, having mentioned it several times in this context and perhaps not realizing that the U.S. Military has an array of other fighter-bombers to murder U.S. citizens with. I mean, if you gonna threaten to vaporize your countrymen, at least diversify a bit.
BIDEN: "Those who say the blood of Patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government… If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons." pic.twitter.com/BDawoxvMcd
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 23, 2021
The arguments against this are legion. I could point out that in order to nuke your own citizens, you'd need to have a military willing to do that. Even though I don't trust the military as far as I can throw them when it comes to protecting the rights of Americans, I'm skeptical any military leader would order a tactical nuclear strike on Montana.
I could also note that rights are not based on whether they ultimately achieve a given outcome. When I vote, I may fail to elect the politician I want. My right to vote still exists regardless. The Second Amendment, which clearly was meant to allow citizens to bear military-grade arms, doesn't cease to exist if the government gets powerful enough to defeat the exercising of it. Of course, there's also the reality that the American military has been repeatedly thwarted by low-tech insurgencies because war is a lot more complicated than F-15s and nukes.
Regardless, it was something else that stuck out to me while watching Biden rant about things he has no knowledge of. Namely, that what he's saying blows up the Democrats' January 6th narrative.
Stick with me here. If Biden and his party truly believe the government is so all-powerful that any possible rebellion would be put down with ease, then how does that square with their claims that our “democracy” was on the brink of destruction on January 6th because some unarmed people took selfies in Pelosi's office? Either our system of government is so fragile that a dude in horns and facepaint can threaten its existence, or it's so untouchable that the government would just nuke anyone who got within a mile of doing any harm to it. Which is it? Because it can't be both.
Are you starting to see how the Democrats' views on guns and government power shift on a dime in order to sustain their political narratives?
The truth is that if enough Americans felt the government had become tyrannical and rose up against it with arms protected by the Second Amendment, things would be a lot more complicated and gray than “well, the military has nukes.” We've seen that reality play out in foreign countries many times. Further, the very fact that Biden would threaten such is yet more proof the Second Amendment must be protected.
Going back to January 6th, as I've said several times before, there was no insurrection or imminent danger to our system of government. To pretend that for partisan gain was always pure hysteria mixed with cynicism. I'm just glad Biden came out and made that clear, even if he didn't realize it.