I read your article and the Esquire piece on Batemen and got furious. I wrote him and the banter is below.
I am waiting to reply to his arrogant response. I am thinking that waging war on law abiding US citizens is not treason? Did we not fight the Revolutionary war on the basic principles we are being subjected to today? Does he really think this Congress would declare a war given the track record of their reluctance to do so ever since Korea?
He is another hack trying to position himself for some cushy think tank or political job after he “retires”.
What do you not understand about the 2nd Amendment of my US Constitution? Did you not swear an oath to defend and protect the US Constitution against enemies foreign and domestic? In my honest opinion, if you are not in the military for that reason, you are a traitor. Washington had men severely punished for lesser crimes than what you are proposing during the Revolutionary War. The Constitutional second amendment GUARANTEES me the right to defend myself and family against tyrants like you with a firearm. Owning firearms is not some privilege bestowed upon me from a king or dictator. It is a god-given right under natural law that it is my duty to protect my family and myself and if that means a firearm or pistol, so be it. Get it? You progressive f_cks think you got it all figured out. Let’s change the Constitution and it will all be fixed. Ha. Dream on dimwit.
Do you not understand the death and destruction that will lay in the wake of your confiscatory nonsense? All while you sip scotch in some back office while getting some grunt to polish your brass and shine your sorry assed shoes. The sheep are awakening to the wolves who are charged with keeping our us safe. You sir, are a disgrace.
BTW, in England, murders by knives have risen sharply each year since the firearms ban. Did you conveniently forget that tidbit in your article? Same thing happening in Maryland everyday since that asshat governor banned guns. My wife now carries a knife and pepper spray to work. Have you heard of the knock out game? All because you have and want to take away the deterrent. Great society you assholes have morphed us into.
So sit back in your office and type out some more horse sh_t and cruise into your well deserved pension.
From:Robert Bateman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To:Doug S <douugwrench
Fortunately for me, you do not get to define treason. The Founding Fathers did that in the Constitution.
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.”
Maybe you should read it sometime.