Skip to comments.WATCH: Dem House Majority Whip [James Clyburn] 'Isn't Too Sure' Bill Of Rights Would Pass Today
Posted on 09/10/2019 12:04:07 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
On Sunday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) appeared on MSNBC to talk about the 1994 crime bill. During the conversation, Clyburn made a shocking admission: he doesn't believe the Bill of Rights would pass if it was brought forth today.
"You know what, I really believe sincerely that the climate we're in today, if the Bill of Rights the first 10 Amendments of the United States Constitution, were put before the public today, I'm not too sure we'd hold onto the Bill of Rights," Clyburn said. "Especially when I see what people are doing with the Second Amendment. No telling what they'd do with the First Amendment."
"You really believe that?" host David Gura asked. "Thats a startling statement. You believe that?
Absolutely, Clyburn replied. There would be a strong support against the Bill of Rights. Go through the Bill of Rights and Ill tell you I run into people every day who would like to see so much of those guarantees uprooted.
What Clyburn said should be a clarion call to conservatives.
But this thought process isn't new.
The left has always worked to undermine our rights. They just have younger, more outspoken people openly admitting they want to do it. They're no longer hiding their agenda.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn
These are timeless tenets.
If you can’t grasp them, you aren’t qualified to be in Congress, period.
These people are dictators at heart.
Clyburn: Ilhan Omars Experience More Personal than Holocaust Is to Many Jews
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) on Wednesday defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over her latest antisemitic outburst, arguing that her experience of fleeing violence in Somalia is more personal than Jews whose parents survived the Holocaust.
Omar is facing blowback after suggesting last week that pro-Israel groups pressure members of Congress to pledge allegiance to a foreign country. In an interview with the Hill, Clyburn criticized reports omitting mention of Omar escaping Somalia and spending four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before immigrating to the U.S. There are people who tell me, Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors. My parents did this. Its more personal with her, said Clyburn. Ive talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.
Clyburn is the latest high-profile Democrat to attempt to defend Omars repeated trafficking in anti-Jewish tropes. 2020 Democrat presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) issued statements on Omar, raising concerns that condemning the Minnesota Democrat could both make her a target of violence and stifle policy debates regarding Israel.
Statements like this are a gift horse to conservatives able to articulate why we even have the Bill of Rights. I see envision a commercial on this alone.
It would. Because by the time it came up for a vote, the Tree of Liberty would’ve been well-watered.
If the automobile was invented today, there is no way the government would allow us to have them.
And aspirin would be a prescription drug, probably.
I’m truly sick of these meddlers at the Federal level.
How both Due Process Clauses, Jimbo?
You know the ones that supposedly protect all of us from government enforced discrimination?
All yo’ “Firmative Axshun” programs?
Would they pass muster?
Clyburn’s probably right about the 3rd amendment but he is very wrong about the 2nd.
The Presidents decision to steal money from the military for his ineffective, wasteful border wall is a violation of the Constitution and undermines Americas safety, tweeted U.S. House Majority whip Jim Clyburn.
The guy really is challenged isn’t he. Thanks.
He’s probably right. Because so many people nowadays are not fully educated on what’s happening, or on how to examine a topic objectively. Too many opinions are now based on apparent feelings of the peer group, vs conclusions of the individual.
He is right...because the power-hungry Democrats would NEVER allow Americans to have any kind of self-reliance, gun-ownership freedom nor would they allow the States to have ANY powers!!
I agree with your point but would call out the fact that the Constitution and the bill of rights are no longer taught as the foundation of our Republic and as a guard to citizen rights.
However, the SCOTUS found it fully Constitutional.
Drat, don’t you just hate that Clyburn?
It’s not called stealing either.
It is a function of the military to protect this nation, and this wall is going to do just that.
Go back to the Constitution of the individual states BEFORE the Federal Constitution came about.
Most of those rights were already in the State Constitutions.
Damn right it would pass today.
One need only reflect on which party has a majority
in the house to see that his statement is correct.
He’s talking about me, of course. I say all the time that the 5th Amendment should not apply to anyone in elective office, and especially not Congress. :-)
Yes, my father escaping the Nazis as a child was more personal to him than to me. Is that her point? That it wasnt her father, but her generation? Well, thats a bit tautological, isnt it? Shes so busy screwing guys in and out of her family that she doesnt know how to make a decent point.
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