The following is a post from Lt. Governor-Elect Mark Robinson’s Facebook page.
“When it comes to our RIGHTS Americans need to understand two things about Democrats; their legacy and their leadership. Their legacy is that of using a “poll tax” to keep people from exercising their RIGHT TO VOTE. Their current leadership has a suggested using a TAX on guns and gun components to keep people from exercising their RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS. To those “leaders” I say this;
The poll tax was abolished, and the tax on our guns will not be TOLERATED…
Because BOTH subvert our CONSTITUTION.”
I’ve known Mark for a while and he has expressed admiration for my writing and letters.
We talked at the memorial service for recently deceased past County GOP Chairman Troy Lawson and Mark asked me to expound on his Facebook post comparing the poll tax of the past to the proposed gun tax of Bunker Joe Biden.
So here I go…
The 15th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified in 1870. For those who attended government indoctrination centers, aka public schools, the 15th Amendment states:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
This didn’t sit well with many and in an attempt to subvert the Constitution, 12 states imposed a poll tax. A poll tax is in essence a fee that was required to be paid for the right to vote.
It was a blatant attempt by a group, which was overwhelmingly composed of Democrats, to circumvent the Constitution because they saw it as a threat to their retention of power.
It wasn’t until 1964 that the 24th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. The 24th Amendment reads:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
It wasn’t until further action by the Supreme Court that poll taxes were finally eliminated.
Fast forward to 2020.
Bunker Joe Biden has published his intentions regarding gun control and it sounds mysteriously like a throwback to 1870. If he can’t take them away outright, he’ll make it impossible for the average, law abiding American citizen to maintain possession of a legal sporting rifle by redefining what people call it. It’s the “tell a lie long and loud enough and people will start to believe it” ploy.
He proposes to redefine non-military, non-automatic rifles and magazines with a capacity of 11+rounds, as items that should fall under the National Firearms Act, which would require Federal registration and a tax of $200 PER ITEM per year or confiscation by the Federal government.
In other words, the equivalent of a POLL TAX on gun owners and the circumvention of the 2nd Amendment, exactly like what was done by members of his party back in 1870 to people they perceived as a threat to their retention of power.
People need to DEMAND the definition of a “weapon of war” and “assault weapon”, the left’s favorite BS buzzwords. Thanks to the Democrats control of the MSM and a lack of self-education, people accept these “definitions” as factual.