As you know, yesterday, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican nomination with his win in Indiana. We will have an email going out about that later today.
Right now, there is something much more important that we need to take care of.
Major Conservative organizations and media outlets are right now beginning their push to force Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.
Their argument: They believe Garland is a better nominee than anyone Trump or Clinton/Sanders would nominate to fill Justice Scalia’s seat.
Let me set this argument straight.
Over his career, Merrick Garland had four chances to vote against the 2nd Amendment and he took every single one of them.
In 2000, Merrick Garland voted to reinterpret the law and allow the Federal government to keep a database of American gun owners. The law explicitly states that no registry can be maintained, but Garland voted to allow the database as long as it was called an “audit log” and not a registry…
In 2005, Garland voted against rehearing Seegars v. Gonzales, meaning that he believes the 2nd Amendment does not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms.
That same year, another panel of judges reached a different decision and determined that Americans do have the right to own a firearm. Garland tried desperately to rehear and overturn that ruling. He failed and that case would go on to be reaffirmed by the Supreme Court with Scalia's Heller decision.
In 2012, Merrick Garland voted to give the government the power to prosecute someone for possessing an automatic weapon even if the defendant had no idea the firearm was fully-automatic.
The only reason that you and I are allowed to purchase, own, and carry firearms is the fact that Justice Scalia wrote the 5-4 Heller opinion affirming that the 2nd Amendment protects an individual right.
If Merrick Garland is confirmed, he will undo this ruling and dismantle the Second Amendment. That is a fact!
I understand that emotions are high right now. Whether you supported Trump or Cruz or Kasich, it’s going to take time to create party unity.
That’s not what this emails is about, though. This email is about stopping the powers-that-be from making a terrible error.
Nothing has changed from yesterday. Confirming Merrick Garland would be a grave mistake. It would mean the end of the 2nd Amendment and, most likely, a rewriting of the 1st Amendment as well to give Government control over our political speech.
This can’t be allowed to happen, folks.
Whether you are planning on voting for Trump or not, nothing has changed to make Merrick Garland palatable.
Up until now, we have been able to stop this nomination from going through by holding Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley’s feet to the fire. They alone have the power to move this nomination forward and with your help, we’ve bombarded them with hundreds of thousands of faxes saying “Don’t You Dare!”
But over the past few weeks, the Democrats found a chink in the armor. They have discovered a parliamentary maneuver to bypass the GOP leadership entirely. Harry Reid is about to file a Motion to Discharge.
Like a Discharge Petition in the House of Representatives, this is a parliamentary maneuver that can bypass regular order and force a vote on Obama’s nominee.
Once this vote is held, it will take just a handful of RINOs to vote with the Democrats to push the nominee through.
We have identified at least 16 Republican Senators who are open to voting for Obama’s nominee. That number will grow now that conservatives are pressuring them to hold a vote.
If we don’t fight back right now and demand Congress hold its ground, you can say goodbye to your 2nd Amendment rights!
This is not a joke. It’s not an exaggeration.
Democrats are forcing a vote and there is more than enough RINO support to get Obama’s nominee onto the bench.
If that happens, we will see the Supreme Court overturn every conservative 5-4 decision from the past decade.
Overturning Heller and giving the government the power to abolish your individual right to own and carry a gun;
Overturning Citizens United and giving the government the power to punish you for speaking out politically during an election year;
Overturning Burwell v Hobby Lobby and giving the Federal government the power to force business owners to violate their religious conscience.
The list goes on and on and on…
There will be a time to discuss how the Conservative movement goes forward now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. We will have that discussion.
But you cannot allow Obama’s radical nominee to be confirmed and placed on the Supreme Court!