Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke will surely have a target on his back now after his superb comments at the annual NRA convention in Indianapolis. As reported by The Blaze, Clarke revealed the seven words he would add to the Second Amendment: “Keep your hands off our guns, dammit.” What Sheriff Clarke again demonstrates is for conservatives it’s nothing to do with race — it’s all about individual character.
His comments about amending the Constitution were aimed at former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who said in his recent book that he would change the Second Amendment by adding five words in the middle: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.”
“My reaction was, ‘What!’” Clarke said, adding, ”Just what part of ‘shall not be infringed’ does Justice Stevens not understand?” That comment drew another standing ovation. But he wasn’t done there, going on to say he was sick of the Second Amendment being the ”bastard child of the Bill of Rights.” “The armed citizen made America free and the armed citizen will keep America free!” Clarke said, also calling the armed citizen the “great equalizer” and giving examples of three such instances in his area. “Those firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens saved people’s lives,” he added, declaring he “damn well meant it” when he took his oath to defend the Constitution.
I always say that an armed person is a citizen, and an unarmed one is a subject — I believe Sheriff Clarke would agree.
I first met Sheriff David Clarke Jr. in 2011 when we held our Black Conservative Forum in the House Small Business committee room. I knew then this was a leader. A man of resolve and principle who is unwavering in his commitment to upholding the rule of law and justice — in other words the complete opposite of Attorney General Eric Holder.
What Sheriff Clarke obviously now understands is that he’s a target for the liberal progressive racist Left. However, I don’t think he’ll be losing sleep over folks like “pajama boy” calling him names. Just look at the image he cast as he stood at that podium — an image that would make Vladimir Putin pay attention. What Sheriff David displays is that which needs to be restored, not just in the black community, but across America: strength and might, combined with resilient competence, commitment, and conviction.
Sheriff Clarke has indeed earned a target, and it is a target he will undoubtedly wear with pride and honor. Slowly but surely there is a growing number of Spartans stepping forward in America — color and gender not of concern — their patriotic warrior heart is all that matters.
And so Sheriff David Clarke Jr. took the stage and like a true man of Sparta told the gun control liberal Left, Molon Labe!