Dr. Chris shares his views on the TAPS Act. Please see below for the transcript.
Hello. I am Dr. Chris Magiera from Warsaw, Indiana, and I am running for the United States House of Representatives from the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana.
Every day, the career politicians and the massive Administrative State that they support are infringing upon your God-given Natural Rights and Liberties. In addition to Life, Liberty, Property, and Freedom of Religious Expression, there is the right to defend these rights to the best of your ability. The political race that I have entered will be decided in the Republican primary election in
May June 2020. I will be challenging the incumbent, Representative Jim Banks, for the 3rd District Congressional seat.
Naturally, people want to know what I have to offer, what I believe in, what my positions on the issues are, and how I differ from the incumbent. Since I am not currently, nor have I ever been, an elected officeholder, comparisons are likely to begin with the voting record of my opponent.
For this discussion, I would like to concentrate on 2nd Amendment issues, and the closely related 4th and 5th Amendments. It was shown in a previous presentation that Jim Banks has demonstrated some challenges with the 2nd Amendment by virtue of his “yes” vote on the “Fix NICS Act.” This seeming disregard for those rights is now compounded by his 6/21/19 co-sponsorship of HR 838 – Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act of 2019 (TAPS Act).
At only nine pages, the Act is easy to read. But after reading it, you will believe that you have entered an Orwellian universe of unbelievable dysfunction, where there is actually being established the infrastructure for a “Pre-Crimes Unit” right out of a Sci-Fi movie plot. And we have seen this movie before.
Noted Constitutional lecturer, KrisAnne Hall, described it this way in one of her recent posts: “The unlimited and arbitrary authority this Act bestows upon a bureaucracy of 24 people, combined with the language of double-speak and contradictions creating loopholes allowing completely unsupervised and unchecked authority, is reminiscent of the Sedition Act of 1789.” She goes on to state, “This Act, on its face, violates the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments.” It also has the potential to violate the 1st, 2nd, 7th, 9th, and 10th Amendments, depending upon its implementation.
This leaves me absolutely speechless. How can it be that such an unconstitutional bill is being co-sponsored by a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who, according to Article 6, Section 3, “shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution”? Unbelievable.
And, in a related matter, Jim Banks was quoted in an August 20, 2019 WANE.com article as saying, “It’s questionable whether or not red flag laws work, but Indiana has one, and we can judge whether or not they’re effective from that.” So, how do I compare to this? First, I have absolute faith in the Constitution and will vote according to the original intent, understanding, and meaning of the Founders’ Constitution 100% of the time. Those who do not embrace constitutional liberty must be compromised by either pragmatism, malice, or lack of knowledge.
The prime directive of all members of Congress should be to, first, consider the constitutionality of a bill, not its utility. Allow me to repeat that. If elected to Congress from the 3rd District of Indiana, I will be duty-bound to always consider constitutionality over utility. Always. Not being a career politician, I will be free from pressure from special interests and party leadership. So, this coming
May June, I ask you to secure your God-given Natural Rights and Liberties. Vote for The Constitution Solution. Vote for Dr. Chris Magiera for Congress in 2020. Thank you.