|Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Lunatic - Tenn.)|
I'm sorry, you'll have to forgive me, or praise me (your choice) but I just cannot look at Congressman Steve Cohen and not see Lon Chaney's 1925 Phantom of the Opera with glasses on. Sometimes I can't keep from bursting out laughing.......
RS- Truly, we are governed by the dumbest people, and I don’t mean that as a generic insult. I mean that in the most technical way possible. The United States government is populated and run by some of the least knowledgeable mediocrities on earth.
To provide evidence of that, I bring you Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), a man that’s no stranger to beclowning himself for the cameras. After all, this is the same guy who once brought a bucket of KFC to a hearing because then-AG Bill Barr rescheduled.
On Tuesday, Cohen decided to go on a rant denouncing the “right-wing” Supreme Court for doing things like upholding the constitution and forcing the Biden administration to follow the law. In the midst of that, the congressman proclaimed that women and black people don’t have God-given rights.
I’m sure that sounded a lot more smarter in his head.
The House Judiciary cmte is having a normal one.— Meara (@MillennialOther) February 28, 2023
Here's @RepCohen trying to dunk on Justices Thomas and Alito before attempting to lecture us on the Constitution and ultimately declaring that it is the government who gives us our rights. 🤡🤡
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God is not the US government. God-given rights (natural rights) are not bestowed by pieces of paper written by men. That conflation not only makes no sense, but it is the exact opposite of what the phrase God-given rights means in any historical context. Inalienable rights exist outside and in isolation of any government dictate. If rights come from politicians, then they aren’t rights. They are simply allowances by overlords.
Cohen apparently doesn’t grasp that and instead believes that a right doesn’t exist until the US government bestows it upon someone. Such a viewpoint is not only constitutionally illiterate, but it’s also dangerous in that it assumes unlimited power exists in the hands of an overarching, malleable human authority.
But if Cohen’s stream of consciousness wasn’t funny enough, things got hilarious when he took to Twitter and stomped on a rake by endorsed this post that was calling him a racist.
So, in his view, Black Americans were not being denied rights when they were being enslaved, they simply hadn't yet been "granted" rights by the government. What a truly awful thing to say.— Anthony Amore (@anthonymamore) February 28, 2023
The mocking was relentless until Cohen began blocking tweeters.
Unfortunately, Cohen’s view, dumb as it may be, is popular on the left. They have turned the US government into a god to be worshiped. No one has the right to do anything unless the overpaid elites in Washington give their stamp of approval. Thankfully, at least for now, the United States has a Supreme Court that is willing to check the Democratic Party’s most authoritarian instincts. At least for now.
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