“Never let a crisis go to waste,” Obama’s former Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel once quipped. And that is exactly what Obama has done with the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, flanking himself with children yesterday who had supposedly written letters begging him to “do something” about gun violence.
This “something” was revealed in Obama’s twenty-three “executive actions,” which amount to curtailing the Second Amendment by bypassing Congress and the Constitution.
But the most onerous part of Obama’s “executive actions” is the turning of doctors into de facto secret police that make the KGB and Gestapo look like Boy Scouts:
Executive Action #16
Clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their patients about guns in their homes.
Executive Action #2
Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system.
Let us think about this for a moment. Virtually everyone goes to a doctor. So questions about guns in the home primarily regarding access by those with mental health issues will be asked of literally every adult, every teenager, and every child in the nation.
It is not only those with “mental health issues.” Virtually every military veteran who has served in combat, whether he or she has been diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or not, could be deemed as having a mental health issue. What about post-partum depression of women who have recently given birth? This and PTSD could be easily—but falsely—“proved.” What about a child who tells the doctor that mom and dad have been arguing? Would this be considered a “mental health” issue?
And it is not only individuals who are living in the home. What about an uncle who suffers from depression who comes for Thanksgiving once a year? Or what about a neighbor you invite over for coffee once in a while? The neighbor says that she’s been depressed lately. Would this have to be revealed to your doctor?
So we see that Obama’s “executive actions” are nothing more than a ruse to create what all Marxists desire: a repressive, totalitarian state under constant surveillance.
And that requires a disarming of its citizens.
Hold on to your guns, America.