President Obama signed into law Thursday a bill that allows presidents to enjoy armed Secret Service protection for the remainder of their lives, and their children up to the age of 16. Previously, Secret Service protection ended 10-years after the president’s last term.
“The bill had sailed through Congress with bipartisan support—it cleared the House of Representatives by voice vote in early December, and then it zipped through the Senate unopposed,” wrote Yahoo News.
The irony runs thick in this one: as our government and president discuss ways to further disarm the American populace and restrict their 2nd amendment protection, the president signed into law a bill that gives HIM, and all future presidents, just that – for a lifetime.
The irony does not stop with the president. California Senator Diane Feinstein, despite admitting in 1995 to owning carrying a concealed weapon to protect herself against terrorists, has introduced a bill in her state that would essentially gut the 2nd amendment and outlaw most guns, including hand guns with magazines that hold over 10 rounds (you do not need more than 10 rounds to kill a deer, right?). Countless other political figures have called for restrictive gun control despite enjoying taxpayer-funded armed protection.
In recent days, the White House once again threatened to use executive order to implement gun restrictions on the American people rather than utilizing the legislative process to pass draining regulations on Americans. Obama has already used this “presidential decree” earlier in his presidency with the passage of a so-called immigration reform bill.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the president promised to “use whatever power this office holds” to stop the next school massacre. Evidently, the massacre that the president is more concerned about at the moment is one that would involve him.
Our government fights on a daily basis to disarm the American people while giving their leader lifelong armed protection. The dangers associated with this precedent is truly frightening. A disarmed society has no chance against a heavily armed and well-funded government. We are quickly becoming sitting ducks.
Soon, pellet guns will be the approved level of protection afforded to the American people by your federal government.