The following was written by Convention of States Action President Mark Meckler and originally published on his Patheos blog.
An article in American Greatness has an interesting take on the seeming inconsistencies of the Left these days:
To rational people, their collection of tics, neuroses, and phobias may seem at first to lack a certain consistency, other than a tendency to go from zero to obscenities on Twitter in no time flat. They can easily be against gay marriage (Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, et al.) before they were for it; against illegal immigration (Bill Clinton) before they were for it; and for the Russians (the entire Democratic Party) before they were against them.
Doesn’t that seem a little contradictory? Especially for people who absolutely skewered a guy like Mitt Romney for changing his positions on topics over the years. However, Michael Walsh notes that the Left isn’t being contradictory at all. He writes:
Their latest conniption fit has come over two apparently unrelated things. The first, of course, is guns and by extension the right to one’s own personal self-defense in a dangerous and (thanks to the second thing, about which more in a bit) rapidly destabilizing world. The American frontier of the late 18th century was similarly fraught, as the young country began both to deal with the mature, and often hostile nation-states of old Europe, and to push west, across 2,000 and more miles of unknown territory; the success of the American experiment was far from certain. Accordingly, the Framers bequeathed us the Bill of Rights, which although numbered as amendments are as much a part of the Constitution as the main document.
The Left—which is by turns both malevolent and cowardly, and therefore both tantalized by and fearful of firearms—has never made its hostility toward the Second Amendment a secret, but for decades it was able to keep it under wraps during the half-century or more between the effective closing of the borders to immigration in 1921 and the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, known as the Hart-Celler Act but today chiefly remembered as Ted Kennedy’s lasting gift to the American people.
The whole article is worth a read. But his conclusion is the kicker. The Left is not inconsistent at all… it’s perfectly consistent, if you realize the object of their contempt does not change:
So now you see what the Left is, at root, afraid of. Not simply guns or crackdowns on illegal immigration, but of something far more fundamental. They fear, and therefore hate, the Constitution of the United States.
The left hates the Constitution…and they have going all the way back to Woodrow Wilson. Take the First Amendment, for example. They hate freedom of religion and speech. Take the Second Amendment, they really hate guns don’t they? And so on and so on. And when you get to Article V, they hate the idea that the citizens can rise up through their states and restrain the federal government by restoring real federalism.
However, a Convention of States is the only remaining viable option for Americans to rein in an out-of-control federal government. Don’t let the liberals’ disdain for all things Constitutional blind you to the only real tool we have left to save this nation.