ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (PNN) - September 10, 2023 - Republicans in New Mexico are calling for the impeachment of Governor Michelle Lujan Gresham. Elon Musk called her invalid executive order banning firearms from being carried in public for 30 days “next-level illegal.
But outlaw Governor Grisham is defending her order, claiming it was necessary to protect “public health,” and besides, her oath to uphold the Constitution was not “absolute”.
“No constitutional right, in my view, including my oath, is intended to be absolute,” she retorted after being asked whether her order violated her oath of office to “uphold the Constitution”.
It’s true there are exceptions to most of our constitutional rights. We can’t yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater, for example. There’s also the “fighting words doctrine” that makes incitement to violence illegal. However, those are the few exceptions, not the rule.
Furthermore, neither the federal Constitution nor any state constitution gives the chief executive - or anyone else in the government - the power to suspend that constitution due to a declared emergency. There is no constitutional power to declare an emergency. It is made up, fabricated, created by dictators who seek to rule over the people.
Anyone who claims there are exceptions to his or her oath needs to be impeached. The words “oath” and “absolute” go together; and this cretin of a governor is looking to separate them because she has refused to punish the criminals; rather she seeks to punish the law-abiding people.
The ban on carrying firearms in public grew out of recent shootings where children were caught in the crossfire. Our hearts bleed for the children, but just how in the name of all that is good and holy will banning the concealed or open carrying of guns prevent children from getting killed?
Gun violence is like a disease - “amounted to an epidemic” - so let’s toss the Constitution into the trash. After all, isn’t that what the government did during the nonexistent pandemic?
The National Association for Gun Rights has already filed suit to block the executive order. Legal experts believe the lawsuit is a slam dunk. But criminal Grisham is undeterred. She believes 1+1=3.
“I have emergency powers,” she said. “Gun violence is an epidemic. Therefore, it’s an emergency.”
Huh? This woman gives non-sequiturs a bad name.
The effort to tie public health to an inability to enforce gun laws is one of the Left’s most cynical end runs around the Constitution. In this instance, the exercise is likely to be shot down in record time.