Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An enemy of The People: Dianne Feinstein

"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe." (U.S. Sen. Dianne Emiel Goldman Berman Feinstein Blum to the Associated Press on November 18, 1993, offering her typically idiotic counterpoint to Benjamin Franklin's 1755 assertion, "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.")

"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them -- 'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in' -- I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here." (Sen. Feinstein, who authored the 1994 assault-weapons ban, to CBS 60 Minutes on February 5, 1995, expressing great disappointment in having failed to pass unconstitutional legislation that not only would've prohibited the sale of firearms to individual U.S. citizens, but also would've required law-abiding Americans to surrender legally owned guns to the federal government)

"I wouldn't bring it up now. I'll pick the time and the place, no question about that." (Sen. Feinstein, who now chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to CBS 60 Minutes on April 12, 2009, vowing to re-institute the expired assault-weapons ban and to make it permanent -- and, we can predict, to do whatever else she can to deny The People our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms)