Whether Donald J. Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 was a case of superior campaigning, a poorly run Democratic effort, divine intervention – or a combination of all three – Americans are far better off with the former billionaire and reality TV host sitting in the Oval Office than the careerist politician with a penchant for authoritarian socialism.
Had Clinton won, many believe it would have spelled the end of our constitutional republic. The election of the “first woman president” would have cowed any Republican opposition as much as it did following the election of “the first black president;” few members of the GOP would want to be seen as blatant misogynists like few wanted to be viewed in the media as racists – just for holding a different political point of view.
A victory by Clinton would have also led to at least four and perhaps eight more years of Barack Obama’s economy – socialistic, top-down, heavily regulated with limited growth. That, in turn, would have led to massive social unrest, chaos in our cities – and an eventual government crackdown.
But before all that occurred, many believe Clinton would have found a way to confiscate the bulk of Americans’ firearms, the Second Amendment be damned. After all, some Left-wing Obama judges are blocking Trump’s very legal right, as president, to ban travel to the U.S. from certain countries. Who’s to say some of these same judges wouldn’t side with Clinton on a gun ban, if they “justified” it as being in the interest of public safety? (RELATED: Hillary Clinton’s Massive Gun Control Plan)
That would leave Americans completely vulnerable to any method a Clinton government would use to crack down on the chaos. At that point, only police and the military would be armed.
In fact, a very similar situation is playing out right now in Venezuela, holder of the world’s largest oil reserves and once South America’s model for economic growth before socialists Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, were elected.
Venezuela is in chaos. Basic services no longer function. Food store shelves are empty. Hospitals are short of, or completely out of, life-saving medicines and supplies.
Crime is rampant, and unrest is mounting. But ordinary Venezuelans may not have much of a chance, long-term, to change their government because beginning a few years ago, the Maduro regime began a gun confiscation program that has left most citizens without any effective method of self-defense.
And who’s getting guns? The police, the military, and hundreds of thousands of “loyalist” militia members who owe allegiance to Maduro and the regime, not the people…