Mark Cuban: Good at Business, Bad at the Second Amendment

Gun Rights

As a businessman and personality, entrepreneur Mark Cuban is somewhat tolerable. Like many, however, he needs a "Shark Tank"–type schooling in American history and constitutional civics. Last month, Cuban, who’s been teasing a 2020 run for president, offered yet another hackneyed Democrat proposal to rewrite the Second Amendment out of our Constitution and our history. His three-pronged plan is this: first, that the Constitution be rewritten to state that every American citizen has the right to own a firearm; second, the federal government can never confiscate legally owned firearms; and third, states should have the right to oversee and manage how restrictive or, ahem, liberal gun laws should be. I say "liberal" because our Founders were America’s original liberals; I rarely call Democrats liberals because, well, do most Democrats remind you of Washington or Jefferson? The one-sentence text of the Second Amendment was deliberately kept terse; the more words, the fewer our freedoms to exercise our rights. When I analyze Democrat rhetoric and propaganda, I employ a bull dung meter, which gauges two possibilities: does the Democrat actually believe or not believe the bull dung he is peddling? This is the principle that has guided my narrative that "socialists," "democratic" or otherwise, don’t really believe in the socialism they espouse; they love money and capitalism as much as anyone else. The only Democrats who frighten me more than the ones who don’t believe the balderdash they cheerlead are the ones who do. In Cuban’s case, my sense is that […]

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