22 April 2015 AD
No, you don’t have to verify this story via Snopes.com. Rove said this on Fox News Sunday in response to a question by Chris Wallace.
Link to story: http://ow.ly/OClOj
Let’s be very, very clear about the Bill of Rights. They were not added to our Constitution to protect the rights of gun collectors. Neither were they added to assure game hunters and shooting enthusiasts freedom to do as they wish. No, the Bill of Rights, specifically the Second Amendment, was put in place, as were the other nine first amendments, to assure us defense against rogue, tyrannical government. There. I said it.
In times past, Rove was often described as “Bush’s brain”, something Rove categorically denies publicly, but fact of the matter is he was George W’s number one adviser. George W. Bush was and is an honorable man, but he made a few bad choices among them hiring an anti-republican rule of law guy to be his chief source of direction.
It’s this way with all presidents. None make decisions without much counsel. Valerie Jarrett is President Obama’s number one counselor, for example.
We were constituted a republic way back on June 21, 1788 when New Hampshire ratified it. It was precisely 227 years ago on the same date as Karl Rove’s foolishness. God truly has a sense of humor. I don’t believe in coincidences. It was by design God allowed Rove to utter his nonsense precisely 227 years from the date of ratification.
Now, I know very well the Bill of Rights were ratified much later on, December 15, 1791, to be exact. There was disagreement about the need for them, because many founding fathers believed these “unalienable rights” were as obvious as the nose on one’s face. Nevertheless, a majority agreed to add them and so they were ratified by the 13 states.
Karl’s unfortunate ignorance of our founding and our history is lamentable, but we who know history must stand against government actions that would cause this nation to cease to be “of the people, by the people and for the people”. Tyranny in a nutshell.
Contact Karl Rove via his Twitter account @Karl Rove.
Contact Chris Wallace via his show’s Twitter account @FoxNewsSunday