Beto O’Rourke recently announced that, if elected, he would forcefully mandate that people give up certain types of their “automatic” firearms. Shortly after that, he withdrew from the race, saying: “I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.”
Despite this obvious correlation, “The View” co-host Joy Behar said that O’Rourke shouldn’t have told voters that he planned to take their firearms away. Indeed, she said he—and other Democrats—should wait until after they are elected to strip American citizens of their Second Amendment rights. Behar said: “If you are going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected and then take the guns away! Don’t tell them ahead of time!”
What a great illustration of the elite’s disdain for the common folk. Behar wants politicians to deliberately deceive voters-- about a matter of life and death. She literally—publicly-- called for totalitarianism and the repeal of individual, natural rights. Screw the Constitution, to hell with the Bill of Rights. Dispense with democracy, transparency and the idea of a government of, by and for the people. Instead, lie to them and then violate their property rights, liberty, and perhaps their right to life.
Behar’s comments are shameless and shocking, but perfectly reflective of the leftist mindset. Behar and her ilk believe they know better than you no matter what the subject, and, ergo, should be permitted—indeed mandated—to control every aspect of your lives. Even if they must deceive you to gain that power.