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What A Breathtakingly Stupid Thing To Say, @AmandaMarcotte

Posted on | July 24, 2012 | 41 Comments

by Smitty

1789 United States Bill of Rights
1955 American Civil Rights Movement (note Wikipedia’s effort to work contrary to the purpose of integration by hyphenating the page title. Good work, segregators!)

So you’re arguing that exercising a Constitutional right which had been granted 166 years previously was actually motivated by fear?

Lord have mercy, Amanda: that is about the most jacked up, ahistorical, illogical pile of hooey I’ve heard since the last time #OccupyResoluteDesk opened his pie hole. Please just take a vacation, de-program yourself, and come to grips with the certainly messy, but increasingly pro-liberty, history of your country. It’s taken a long time for technology to get us to where we can realize the dream of the Founders. Those getting zany with the airbrush, like you are here, are no help whatsoever.

More at Protein Wisdom.

Update: Andrew J. Patrick is also an Amanda fan.

Update II: linked by That Mr. G Guy, and Hogewash. Thanks!


  • Hologram5

    WOW! Stupid IS as stupid DOES…  Keep up the great finds!

  • robertstacymccain

    The First Rule of Blogging: No public controversy is complete until Amanda Marcotte has made a ridiculous public spectacle of herself again.

    This time, however, I think she’s reached a shocking nadir, pushing past all hitherto known frontiers of ridiculousness.

  • Slartibartfast

    Breathless stupidity is Marcotte’s whole game.  QUIT SUPPRESSING HER RIGHT TO BE HEARD!

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  • The Monster

    “a Constitutional right which had been granted 166 years previously”
    The Second Amendment does not grant any right.  It states that the right (which already exists) shall not be infringed.  The Declaration of Independence clearly articulates the source of unalienable rights as our Creator. 

    The Ninth Amendment, proposed along with the Second by a single act of Congress, states “The enumeration in the Constitution,
    of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained
    by the people.”  In order to retain something, one must first have it.  This wording makes very clear that these rights are not granted by having been mentioned in the Constitution.

    This is important because the Left always tries to win the battle of definitions so we have to fight the rest of the war on their terms.  Don’t surrender to the idea that government grants a right.  Government grants privileges and immunities, which it may then revoke at its whim.

  • smitty

    A most excellent point.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Just when you think the limbo bar of stupidity can’t get any lower, we get proven wrong.

  • Spartacus

    She’s said many breathtakingly stupid things. Remember when she blogged for John Edwards?

  • Red

    It’s probably easier to de-program oneself from Scientology than from public school indoctrination.

  • Mike G.

    Amanda Marcotte…the reason we have National Offend A Feminist Week. It should actually be a weekly occurrence.

  • PaulLemmen

    This is stunningly stupid, even for her! Really shows what the revisionists are up to …

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  • SDN

    What Amanda deliberately omits is that the gun control  laws implemented in Jim Crow and the various Black Codes were put in there by her own Democrat Party for the avowed purpose of disarming blacks so they would be easy victims.

  • PaulLemmen

    Exactly. Government cannot revoke a right … it may deny the exercise a right to a specific individual because of their actions and as a result of judicial action (cf. the suspension [denial of the exercisie of rights] of 2nd amendment rights to convicted felons, suspension [denial of the exercisie of rights] of the right to vote for convicted felons. Said suspension of the exercise of these rights can be reversed by judicial action or executive fiat (Governors can restore these rights as may the court that convicted the person seeking restoration).
    The rights of man are a part of natural law and devolve from the Creator of nature, i.e., GOD, not government.

  • McGehee

     Exactly. She’s got it precisely upside-down.

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  • Keninnorcal

    Ah, remember (before segregation) when gun control laws were a way to keep weapons out of the hands of blacks.  According to Marcotte, good times…good times.

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  • Bob Belvedere

    No one ever lost a bet overestimating the abject and ranking stupidity of the Left.

  • Bob Belvedere

    We call that The Way Of The Leftist.

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  • Adjoran

     I believe it was Ronald Reagan who said, “Government cannot give us any rights; it can only take them away.”

  • Adjoran

     Ah, the halcyon days of yore!  How long did it take her to get herself fired?  Two weeks?

    But then of course John Edwards is known for setting high standards.

  • Adjoran

    [fragment of script from upcoming public service announcement]

    This is your brain.

    This is your brain on STDs.

    Any questions?

    Marcotte?  Marcotte?

  • Mikey NTH

    Wait – did someone expect her to say something profound?

    I’m trying to work my mind around that concept.

  • Evilbloggerlady

    If there was a firearm designed for shooting babies in the womb, Amanda Maracotte would have an arsenal. 

  • DaveO

    Actually, she was hired by Edwards then-wife, who was the more vicious of the two.

  • Spartacus

     regardless of who hired her she was the blogger for John’s campaign. And while in that position she posted some seriously and breathtakingly stupid drivel. If you weren’t careful just reading it could knock 10 points off your I.Q. per visit.

  • JeffS

    More like, Amanduh deliberately inverts the truth in order to protect the Dhimmocrats.

  • Garym

    I use that saying on my kids all the time, however I also remind them that I can take their rights to the Xbox away.

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  • Emma

    your kids have a “right” to an Xbox??

  • Garym

    ; )

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  • jwilson44

    And in other news, Amanda Marcotte declares that America got what it had coming to it at Pearl Harbor, what with it dropping two atomic bombs on Japanese cities and all!

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