Five South Dakota lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require any adult 21 or older to buy a firearm “sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense.”And there's the point. They know that the government was never given the power to force us to buy things from other citizens. The only one who apparently does not know that is Barack Obama, the alleged "constitutional law professor" (who never actually taught a class).
The bill, which would take effect Jan. 1, 2012, would give people six months to acquire a firearm after turning 21. The provision does not apply to people who are barred from owning a firearm.
Nor does the measure specify what type of firearm. Instead, residents would pick one “suitable to their temperament, physical capacity, and preference.”
The measure is known as an act “to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others.”
Rep. Hal Wick, R-Sioux Falls, is sponsoring the bill and knows it will be killed. But he said he is introducing it to prove a point that the federal health care reform mandate passed last year is unconstitutional.
“Do I or the other cosponsors believe that the State of South Dakota can require citizens to buy firearms? Of course not. But at the same time, we do not believe the federal government can order every citizen to buy health insurance,” he said.
B.O. thinks that he has the power to make you and me buy insurance from Company A. Next week, he's liable to order us to buy a loaf of bread from store C. or two pair of socks from store C, and it won't even matter to him if we're on an Adkins diet and only wear sandals and thus don't have aany use for bread or socks.
But since Obama is opening the door and creating a government power that our founding fathers never intended the government to have, let us see how the country could be "improved" if other leaders took their cues from The One.
If the Senator from Alabama has his way, we'll all be required to buy American-made pick-up trucks with big tires and rebel flags painted on them.
The New Jersey legislators have introduced a bill to make all the women in America go to the salon and pay to get their hair done like Snooki.
A representative from North Carolina just drafted a bill to force us all to buy two packs of cigarettes a week. If you don't smoke, you should probably start because it applies to you, too and you go to jail if you don't.
California's legislature has just passed the "Lindsay Lohan law", which says that every citizen who turns 21 has to go through a thirty-day inpatient drug rehab program, just in case.
All of these things and more are now conceivably permissible under the new "If-we-can-dream-it-you-must-do-it" theory of Obama and his Democrats. If the Supreme Court allows him to force us all to buy insurance, then there will be no limit on the federal government's power to regulate and control us.
Buy ammo now, before they pass a law saying that you have to, coupled with another law that says that all you can buy or possess is .22 short rounds.