No, Mr. President. Due Process is Always First

I am disappointed that we still have to take time to remind the president that we have the Constitution in these United States. Within the Constitution, the laws government is supposed to be bound to, it states that the federal government must uphold due process before taking life, liberty, or property. Unfortunately, it seems that many candidates, the President, and members of Congress don’t agree and have been attempting to circumvent the law of the land yet again, this time in regard to taking firearms.

No one, and I mean no one, is ok with children being killed. It is beyond disgusting that people exist that can commit such evil in this world. This being said, proper procedures must be followed to ensure innocent people are not deprived of their rights.

We continually hear that we are a nation of laws, however, whenever a law becomes inconvenient, politicians like the President will try to get around them when it is in their way. How many times has the President talked about “law breakers” coming across the border and the need to enforce immigration laws that we have? Yet, he now says we should ignore due process, from the highest law in our country, in order to enact something he wants?

We need people in Washington, D.C. who are going to be consistent regardless of who is in the White House. Since I was eleven years old, I have advocated on behalf of firearm ownership rights in the United States. In every race I have run, every article I have written on the subject, for over 20 years, I have stood by this right.

And before anyone says I have been bought by the NRA, I will reiterate that they do not support third party candidates, even when they are better on the issues. I do this, not because some company is helping our campaign, but because it is the right thing to do. That is what I will be bringing: the right thing regardless of who is watching or what pressures are applied from outside groups on what is popular.

We must respect our Constitution, our liberties, and each other.

So, no Mr. President. Let’s not ignore due process. Let’s follow our process to ensure no innocent person is accused, marred, or otherwise deprived of their liberty.

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