This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, September 12, 2016:
Even as concerns over Hillary’s health continue to grow, alternative media websites are putting disclaimers on articles suggesting that she is hiding Parkinson’s Disease. For example, Inquisitr.com warns its readers that Reno Berkeley’s report “is entirely the opinion of Reno Berkeley and does not reflect the views of the Inquisitr.” Concluded Berkeley:
If Hillary Clinton does, indeed, suffer from Parkinson’s disease, or even cancerous tumors, she has a moral obligation to inform the public. In the last several years, Clinton’s health issues have become more frequent and prominent. If she does suffer from Parkinson’s, cancer, or another serious health issue, it is not fair to the general public to withhold such crucial information that will drastically affect her ability to serve should she be elected.
Until now scant attention has been paid to her running mate, the junior Senator from Virginia, Tim Kaine. But if Hillary’s health problems prevent her from completing the campaign, or her first term if she is elected, Kaine is the perfect backup. Remarkably, Clinton has found, in Kaine, someone with an even worse voting record than the one she racked up as Democrat Senator from New York.
Scoring votes that directly concern constitutional issues, the Freedom Index gave Clinton a score of 19 out of 100 during her stint in the Senate. So far, with a single exception, every vote Kaine has cast has been unconstitutional, generating a score of 1 out of 100. As Mitchell Shaw noted in his article on Kaine’s background for The New American:
In fact, Tim Kaine has the lowest score in the Freedom Index published by The New American. His cumulative score for his tenure in the Senate is a paltry one percent. The one vote in which he aligned himself with the Constitution — the anomaly — was on January 28, 2015 when he voted against an amendment to remove exemptions for fracking and natural gas storage from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
This one correct vote is conspicuous by its loneliness.
The primary platform issue for Hillary is gun control and the emasculation of what’s left of the Second Amendment. She has promised that, if elected, she would nominate anti-gun justices to the Supreme Court to “correct” the “wrong” decisions made in Heller andMcDonald.
It’s been the primary political issue for Kaine ever since he hit the floor in 1994 when he won a seat on the Richmond City Council. He moved from member to mayor in 1998 and flexed his anti-gun wings almost immediately, using city funds to send eight busloads of useful idiots to the anti-gun Million Mom March in Washington, DC in May 2000.
The outrage was so vehement that he was forced to ask for private donations to replace the $7,000 he used, but never apologized nor recanted his anti-gun stance. The Richmond Times Dispatch called the theft a “subsidy” in its coverage: “Kaine defended the subsidy on the ground that Richmond always has supported stricter gun laws” while noting that Kaine said “I can’t think of an issue I’d rather be aligned with than this.”
He obviously learned nothing from the incident. The month before being picked by Hillary Clinton as her running mate in the campaign for the presidency, Kaine tried again. In June this year he announced his support in the Senate for efforts to allow the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to use taxpayer funds to advocate for gun control. As the NRA noted:
More than 15 years after being rebuked for squandering taxpayer dollars on gun control advocacy as mayor of Richmond, Kaine is still eager to attack gun owners’ rights by any means at his disposal, and he still isn’t above looting the public treasury to do it.
Although the Million Mom March fizzled – in 2001 barely 200 people showed up – its backer revealed Kaine’s ideology. The Bell Campaign supported all manner of Second Amendment infringements including rationing of the purchase of guns to one every month, a ban on the most popular semi-automatic rifles and their magazines, the licensing of all firearm owners, and plain out-and-out federal gun registration. In regard to that precious amendment the Bell Campaign dissed it: “The Second Amendment does not, and never did, protect the private ownership of guns for private purposes.”
Kaine was also one of the three dozen anti-gun members of Congress who staged a sit-in lasting 15 hours over Congress’ unwillingness to bring anti-gun measures to the floor.
In April 2007, following the Virginia Tech massacre, Kaine took advantage of the still-simmering public outrage, saying that he (according to the Roanoke Times) “thought the time might be right to press the General Assembly to address the [so-called] gun-show loophole.” This “loophole” presently allows people meeting at a gun show to buy, sell, or trade firearms without going through a background check. It’s called a private transaction between consenting individuals without government oversight or approval.
But abrogation of such rights didn’t matter. Something had to be done, and picking on law-abiding gun owning citizens as a way to channel public sympathy and outrage into his anti-gun agenda served Kaine’s purposes nicely. It didn’t matter that expanding background checks to include every soul in the state wouldn’t have prevented the Virginia Tech massacre since the shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, had obtained his firearms legally following a background check.
In September 2015 he tried again, this time taking advantage of the public outcry over the murder of news reporter Alison Parker by Vester Lee Flanagan. Kaine upped the ante by pressing for a bill that (again, according to the Roanoke Times) “would make gun sellers criminally liable to a bad sale if they didn’t take reasonable, affirmative steps to determine [if] the customer met federal criteria.”
Kaine has also attempted to eliminate traditional gun shows in his state while rejecting legislation that would have made it easier to obtain a concealed carry permit. When legislation was passed that would exempt active-duty service members from Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month law, he vetoed it.
With his extensive anti-gun background (he supports limiting the capacity of magazines to carry just 10 rounds while supporting an amendment proposed by California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein to ban all semi-automatic firearms that accept a detachable magazine (that would mean banning nearly all of them outright), it’s no wonder that Kaine holds a 100% rating from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence while an “F” rating from the National Rifle Association.
Whether Hillary has Parkinson’s or not isn’t the issue. The real issue is her backup plan if she falters: It’s Tim Kaine, the ever-smiling devil with an agenda that, if successful, would disarm every American gun owner on the way to the New World Order.
The Washington Post: Tim Kaine’s stance on firearms has shifted along with events
The New American: Raising Kaine