Scott Peters is a waste of space. One of the reasons I never got too worked up about him is because he has occupied the back bench of Congress for four years and has done nothing. I like legislators who do nothing because it generally means my life, liberty, or property isn’t in peril. But Scott Peters, like his henchwoman Maryann Pintar, is a bigot and now he’s starting to act upon it.
I gave Peters a pass when his homophobic campaign hack Pintar maligned Carl DeMaio in 2014. I was wrong to distinguish between the two. When Pintar cooked up the gay sex scandal, just days before the November 2014 election, Scott Peters should have spoken out against her actions; he didn’t.
Now, Peters joins the rest of the 19th Century Democrats by staging a protest on the House floor. These Boll Weevil Democrats want the chance to vote on legislation which would deny American citizens their civil rights, without due process, because they have funny sounding names, aren’t white, or practice the same religion which only 2% of the country does.
Yes…that’s what the Democratic Party’s gun control law does; it denies the ability to purchase a gun if your name is on a list. This list isn’t comprised of convicted criminals; it’s comprised of “suspects”. House Republicans want to amend the bill, to match the Cornyn-sponsored bill, and require the authorities to present evidence to an independent judge, prove probable cause, and generate a warrant. That principle is called “due process of law” and it’s been the staple of the human liberty movement since the Magna Carta.
The Democrats opposed gun ownership by free blacks before Republicans passed the 14th Amendment, opposed the 14th Amendment, and passed the ante-bellum “Black Codes” to deny African-American their natural right to self defense…because of their skin color.
The “terrorism watch list” is rife with errors and its information is infecting the NCIC database. Senators, Congressman, veterans, and actors have all been flagged because their names sounded similar to someone who MAY have been a suspect of terrorism. The names on that list are mostly those of non-white individuals.
Scott Peters knows this. The man has done absolutely nothing in his four years in Congress, and he’s up for re-election. Rather than follow the Constitution, and refuse to deny Americans their civil rights without due process, he is staging a spectacle to hurt minorities. He’s ginning up press by playing on the fear of the non-white American. Simply put, Scott Peters is a racist.
Let him know that you won’t stand for this.