Jamie Raskin: The Second Amendment Gives No Comfort to Insurrectionists

The 2022 midterms are coming up.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, the top Jew on the 1/6 Committee, has penned a new op-ed in the New York Times in which he argues that there is no such thing as the right to secession or even revolution.

New York Times:

“Many Republicans in Congress agree with Representative Matt Gaetz that the Second Amendment “is about maintaining within the citizenry the ability to maintain an armed rebellion against the government, if that becomes necessary.”

This purported right to overthrow the government means that the people must enjoy access to weapons that are wholly unnecessary for hunting or self-defense, such as military-style assault weapons. As Representative Chip Roy, a Republican, argues, the Second Amendment was “designed purposefully to empower the people to resist the force of tyranny used against them.”

Some champions of this insurrectionist theory of the Second Amendment seem to glorify violence against public officials. Two weeks before the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection overran the U.S. Capitol, Representative Lauren Boebert declared that the Second Amendment “has nothing to do with hunting, unless you’re talking about hunting tyrants, maybe.”

Statements such as these were irresponsible enough before Jan. 6. Today, such talk courts disaster. It valorizes the brutality of the worst insurrectionary domestic attack at the Capitol in U.S. history, freezes our ability to pass reasonable gun safety legislation and justifies even more deadly political violence. It is essential to reject the myth that frustrated citizens have a Second Amendment right to raise arms against the government — an outrageous betrayal of our Constitution. …

After the Civil War, the 14th Amendment disqualified from public office anyone who had sworn an oath to support the Constitution but then participated in “insurrection or rebellion” against the United States. …”

This is where liberalism is at now.

As Jamie Raskin sees it, the government has the right to regulate the Second Amendment out of existence. There is also no right to revolution as a last resort which would have come as a surprise to John Locke and the American Founders. The authority of the federal government is absolute.

Jamie Raskin invokes the precedent of Lincoln and the Radical Republicans who gulaged their political opposition during the War Between the States and who used the 14th Amendment to disenfranchise ex-Confederates in the South during Reconstruction in order to maintain Republican dominance. He sees himself as arguing with Chip Roy, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert and other conservatives and rightwing populists in Congress who insist that the intent of the Second Amendment was always to ensure that citizens of the American Republic would have the arms to enforce the right to revolution.

For this and many other reasons, I won’t be losing any sleep over Democrats losing the House or the dissolution of the 1/6 Committee. As Chris Hayes like to say, these people “tell us who they are.” They keep telling us that their minds are on the precedent of mass disenfranchisement during Reconstruction. They have repeatedly invoked Lincoln and the actions he took to “preserve the Union.”

Note: If memory serves, Democrats have already tried using various lawsuits to disqualify people like Josh Hawley and Marjorie Taylor Greene from holding office on the grounds of being “insurrectionists.”


  1. Imagine the chutzpah of this swarthy, greasy jew telling us we have no right to rebel against his Zionist Occupied Government. What an intolerable situation!

  2. >grievances about electoral disputes

    “Both sides have an incentive to want a set of clear rules, and this is an antiquated law that no one understands,” said Benjamin Ginsburg, a longtime GOP lawyer who consulted with lawmakers as they wrote the bill. “All parties benefit from clarity.”

    Raskin: “This is about reforming the Electoral Count Act so it works for the American people.”

  3. Armed citizenry:
    In the war of 1812 , the Brits were marching down the Mohawk Trail to capture NYC. The US army, marines and state militia had all deserted. It was the teenage boys of St Andrews Academy who sniped and cut down the British Troops causing them to retreat back into Canada.

    I like the idea of a heavily armed WHITE society, like Vermont.

  4. I’m to the point where when I hear some dimwit like this, Is yea, whatever… I simply don’t care anymore. Neither do millions of others either. Italy was one vast “whatever” to the EU too.

  5. The Declaration of Independence gives plenty of comfort to insurrectionists. And that guy on our one-dollar bill. Wasn’t he an insurrectionist?

    • I thought the whole point of the American Revolution was to establish that government is entirely a creation of the people who have the right to abolish the government. Both sides in the War Between the States acknowledged the right to revolution

      • >Both sides in the War Between the States acknowledged the right to revolution

        Apparently the following statute was enacted in 1862 (link) and is still on the books:

        18 U.S. Code § 2383 — Rebellion or insurrectionWhoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

        (In this context the 14th Amendment is also relevant.)

        The average obsequious statist would probably reply/ask: Why isn’t representative democracy sufficient to bring about changes in government?

        Since it was mentioned here recently (?, in a comment as I recall, but I’m not sure under which post), the ironically named Free Speech for People was the NGO behind the Jan 06 related lawsuits challenging the eligibility of MTG et al to hold public office — link.

  6. Nobody had a weapon on Jan6. The reason being Trump told his supporters to leave your weapons at home. Remember?

  7. But, but, but Lincoln, Yankees, woke&brokes, etc were/are all on the WRONG SIDE of history. The British represented the abolitionist side and the American Revolutionaries represented the slavery side. And the slavers won!!!

    During the American Revolutionary War, the British troops occupied New York City in 1776. The Crown promised freedom to slaves who left rebel masters, and thousands moved to the city for refuge with the British. By 1780, 10,000 black people lived in New York. Many were slaves who had escaped there from slaveholders in both northern and southern colonies. After the war, the British evacuated about 3,000 slaves from New York, taking most of them to resettle as free people in Nova Scotia, where they are known as Black Loyalists.
    — Wikipedia — History of slavery in New York

  8. And I will tell you another thing ,Tommy Raskin ate a bullet. Jamie Raskin’s son killed himself with a gun Jamie Raskin brought into the house and judging by Jamie’s lack of contrition, guns remain in the Raskin household. And I will tell you another thing, it is miracle Sara Bloom-Raskin has not ate a bullet by now. How that woman can stand being marriage to that man is beyond me. Sara you could have done much better.

  9. Such news are good. And demonstrating how big damage stable genius rally caused.

    Normal people in the normal situation don’t threaten fellow cocitizens with repressions and war even when they planning one. Coverup or as Russians say, mask8rovka is inportant part of unexpected deadly blow.

    Such hysteria demonstrates that Jewry losing grip of power.

  10. Unfortunately, there is a sufficiently large critical mass of low-IQ whites who, along with blacks and browns, can be easily tempted with free “bread and circuses” or swayed by empty, syrupy non-logic: “This is who we are as Americans!” (Really?) They understand nothing even after the Dems make their intent (such as demographic replacement) plain and clear.

  11. “The jews’ inner ugliness manifests itself on their vampiric faces and grotesque, misshapen bodies; they want us to be as miserable and neurotic as they are. ”

    – Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R, Texas)

  12. These people are evil and use the rights to mean anything they want it to mean.

    If the jew was around during the Revolution he would be on the side of the loyalists which makes sense because even today they don’t represent the US or its citizens. Loyalty is foreign to these jews.

  13. “Pearl Harbor” event wrt Russia; martial law; elections indefinitely postponed; dissenters “Fifth columnists”, etc.

  14. “It is essential to reject the myth that frustrated citizens have a Second Amendment right to raise arms against the government…”

    Yep. Only the Jews have the right to take up arms against the government, because they are God’s Chosen. Not you goyim.

    When the Jew terrorists in Haganah and Irgun fought against the British government in Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s, that was OK. When the Jews took up arms against the Nazi occupation of the Warsaw Ghetto, that was OK.

    But when you goyim read Thomas Jefferson and think that you have the right to armed rebellion against the government of Raskin, Schumer, Nadler, Garland, Mayorkas, Blinken, Yellen, Kagan, and the entire crew of Zionists who control you… they’re going to remind you right quick that you have no more “right” to own a gun than a West Bank Palestinian does.

  15. Just the sight of him! Ugghh….
    Jews are more malignant than John McCain’s brain. What are they even doing in our countries at all, let alone in such powerful positions of high influence?

  16. Arrian: need to correct your 1812 analogy. The British were indeed forming an army to march south from Canada, led by general Prevost. There might not have been a big military response because at the same time, in the summer if 1814, the British invaded Washington, D.C. I think that’s where you got confused about the army, navy, marines running away. In fact, at nearby Bladensburg, where the battle was fought, it was called the Bladensburg races, but a lot of the troops who broke and ran were militia…those armed citizens you’re so fond of.
    back in Vermont, Prevost had to secure Lake Champlain before he could invade Plattsburgh, the first major fort, The forces there were meager, especially in fighting British veterans from the Napoleonic wars, and a British fleet was hastily assembled. it was met by an American fleet under Commodore McDonough, and his ships stood in place, firing until battered, then turned around and fired broadsides from their other side. This shredded the British fleet, and it was useless.
    Prevost had ordered an assault on the Saramac river. 400 American riflemen met the British, but were easily forced back. However, Prevost was worried about the loss of the lake, which would make his force vulnerable to American fire.
    Then he captured a dispatch from an American officer saying that a force of 14,000 Americans were on their way from New York and Vermont. Fearing a guerrilla onslaught, Prevost withdrew to Canada. His officers were outraged, and he was later court martialed for losing Plattsburgh…and, no doubt, for being chicken.
    The massive force of militia was a hoax. General Macomb, the commanding U.S. general, forged the letter and fooled the British, and there was no major action in the north or ever, for the war ended in December of that year.
    Using Sun-Tzu tactics helped make Macomb commanding general of the army.

    I’m sure the teenagers of St. Andrews Academy did their bit, but let’s give credit where credit is due.

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