Saturday, April 15, 2023

Lauren Bimbort - Erm, I Mean, Boerbert - I Can't Even ...

Okay, so I really don't like it when people zero in on especially targeting just women, when men are largely still in charge of this country, but Lauren Boebert - I mean, let's face it, not only is she annoyingly loud, she's just really, well ... stupid?

Now, I might often say that certain ideas or stupid or certain things said are stupid -  but I rarely say that anyone is stupid.

Because we all say stupid things once in a while, and we all have areas of education that need work, and there are many forms of intelligence - we are better at some things than other things.

But if you are in a position of leadership that requires a certain amount of basic knowledge that you just don't have, you genuinely don't even understand it, but think you do - repeatedly-  and will not listen to anyone who does know - that's not ignorance, that's stupidity - and worse, it's reckless stupidity, because now you've led others down the stupid road with you lol.

Okay, so I'm not faulting her for having to drop out of high school due to having a baby, stuff happens, life happens - nor even that she waited to finally get her GED (high-school equivalent exam) until just before her run the 2020 election at age 34 -  none of even that necessarily means she's stupid, life happens.

I'm not even faulting her, or anyone, for ignorance on certain topics, or perhaps just needing a refresher on things learned long ago.

But if you haven't the basic knowledge required for the job, and you don't bother to learn it - OR - you DO have that information, but you lack the reading comprehension skills or retention skills to even understand it - or you still don't get it even after it's been explained to you, repeatedly?

Well, then actually being stupid is a strong possibility lol. 

No, it's the stupid stuff that repeatedly comes out of her loud mouth that leads me to believe that she, as a person, is stupid - I'm not even sure how she was even able to finally pass the GED!

Now, I'm no rocket scientist, myself, but ... dang.

Because as a result of this interview with Charlie Kirk below, I'm really thinking that we need to institute an exam for basic knowledge of both our Constitution of the United States of America and the Declaration of Independence as a requirement before our elected officials take office that they MUST pass -  especially those that claim to love America, because she makes it clear she doesn't have a clue.

Okay, so the beginning is Charlie Kirk and Lauren watching and reaction to a video clip of Joe Scarborough and Minka Brezinski Scarborough on "Morning Joe," discussing freedom and the second amendment.

FYI, Joe Scarborough is an attorney, a former U.S. Representative for Pensacola, Florida (where I lived for a few years in the early 2000s), a current morning show host,  and a former Republican until Trump (now independent).

Joe Scarborough (via video clip): "They talk about a freedom that they've made up in their own twisted heads because they've been ... they've been whipped into a paranoid frenzy by the NRA for 25 years. You know, now they're claiming the Second Amendment protects things it just don't protect. 

Charlie Kirk asks her for a reaction to the clip:  

Lauren Boebert:  "Wow. Right, this 'made-up freedom.'  Uh, I don't think that defending one's life is a made-up freedom. It's right there in the preamble, we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, or personal property, whichever rendition you want to go by."




So .... I'm pretty sure she just proved Joe's point that Trumpers are just making stuff up in their own twisted heads as a definition of freedom, because there are so many inaccuracies in that one statement, I don't know even know where to start!

And if these 5 inaccuracies don't immediately jump out at you as being incorrect, then I don't know what to tell you - and it's not  a mater of "interpretation" - these are 5 documented, easily verified facts, if you simply read the documents!.

Please, allow me to point them out, can I, huh, can I?

Thank you!

#1 - The preamble you're referencing (adding words in) is NOT the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America, it's the opening words to the Declaration of Independence -  which isn't typically referred to as "The Preamble. 
We typically only use term "The Preamble" to mean the preamble to the constitution itself - NOT the Declaration of Independence.
Do you even know that these are two separate documents , written almost three years apart, and what the difference between them is?!?


#2 The Declaration of Independence is a completely separate document from our constitution written and signed almost three years before the Constitution of the United States of America (because we fought and won our independence in between, hellloooooo?) 


The sole intent of the DOI was to do exactly what its title implies - declare our independence from the exploitation/tyranny by any country or government (at that time, Great Britain) - especially any government that considers just one person's opinions as the sovereign rule of  law  - and it essentially officially started the Revolutionary War.


#3  Regardless, neither "defending one's life" or "personal property" (especially with a firearm) are NOT written in either document! 
The only reference to that can be found even remotely related to what you're saying is found is the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and all it says is: 


 "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.


Nothing about defending yourself or personal property, simply the right to bear arms, in  the context of an official militia to "protect the free state" - period!


Laws which protect defense of personal property, i.e. "Castle law," etc. are NOT in the constitution - they are left according to the state, and each case is weighed in accordance with what is considered acceptable self-defense and what is not. 



The part that you are referencing about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is from the beginning of  the Declaration of Independence, which says that we are "Endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." 



Nothing whatsoever about defense of anything!  


#4 - Perhaps you mixed the DOC together with the preamble to the actual Constitution of the United States of America, which says only this:


"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States"


And yet still, the only thing there about defense is that we are to provide for the common defense (as in a military) to secure the blessings of liberty (freedom). 
(As an aside, it also says to promote for the general welfare, mind you, which you modern Republicans especially suck at doing as far as providing healthcare, consumer protection, etc.) 


Nowhere, in either document's preamble, does it say that you have the right to "defend" yourself or your "personal property" with a gun - that can only be found in the second amendment (see above) - as Joe said - and by saying otherwise, you're proving his point!


#5  Lastly,  she says "whatever rendition you want to use."




Bitch, there's only ONE "rendition" of either document! LOL
And though we may consider these documents sacred, you DO know this isn't the actual bible with its 90,000 different interpretations, right? 
Speaking of sacred, you DO know that neither document was actually written by God, nor are there even claims that they're evenly divinely inspired by God, right?  
(As an aside, I'm fairly certain that God would not consider people of color as slaves "freedom" by definition, nor would he consider slaves to account for only 3/5s of a population area's vote, without actually letting them vote!!!). 
Regardless there has always and only been one Declaration of Independence and on Constitution of the United States of America,  signed by all officials present. 

With all our current flaws, these are two facts that we Americans are immensely proud of: 

1) We were the first country to allow by federal law freedom of varying religious beliefs without persecution. 

2) The fact that we have always and only ever had ONE constitution, because our forefathers had enough foresight to allow provision for amendment to our original Constitution without changing the base document, rather than throwing it all out and starting over, like most other countries have, then failing to even write all national laws in one cohesive document later (like in the UK).

And those are just the first 5 things that immediately jumped out at me, personally, upon first listen, but the host of this video channel has even more I didn't!

I mean, seriously - just like Joe said, Trumpers are literally just making shit up completely that isn't even in there to accomplish their tyrannical goals - which, mind you, are in complete opposition to the values this country were built on - namely to protect the right to having varying forms of faith without fear of persecution or treat any one individual's words and proclamations as an all-powerful king!

I would feel sorry for them, for their ignorance and/or stupidity, if it weren't for the fact that they're actually in our Congress, not knowing these basic things, and if they weren't so dangerous!

Girl I can't  even ... I'm so embarrassed for you, because apparently you don't even have enough sense to even know you should be embarrassed!

I'm sure y'all have smarter women than this in the Republican Party still - or don't you?

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