Des Moines, Iowa — Claire Celsi, a freshman Democrat State Senator from Iowa, had a shocking interaction recently on her Twitter page with a gun owner from Iowa.
Celsi started the Second Amendment hate by ripping off an anti-gun Tweet on July 10th.
Iowa gun owner named Jason Rumley Tweeted back: “What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ don’t you understand?”
Celsi replied: “The 2nd Amendment also says well-regulated. What part of ‘well regulated’ do you not understand?”
Rumley shot back:
“And if it were up to tyrants the likes of you the government would ‘well regulate’ arms right out of the hands of citizens.”
Celsi snarked back: “So if I were you, I’d start being nice to me.”
Celsi’s shocking Tweets happened for all the world to see on her Twitter page.
Due to a massive uproar of negative backlash Celsi received, she has since locked her Twitter page, so only those who she accepts followers can now have access.
The arrogance of Celsi can hardly be overstated.
Claire Celsi was elected in November 2018 from a metro district in Des Moines.
Her reputation in the very eight months is that she runs her mouth non-stop.
Based off of her Tweets, she’s obviously clueless as to the historical meaning of “well-regulated.”
Today, we think of the word ‘regulation’ and think of laws, rules, a code.
It’s obvious that Celsi thinks that she and other leftists control those “regulations” and that we need to be kissing her backside.
But Constitutional scholars have said for years that in 1770 America, the words “well-regulated” meant “in good order” or “operating as designed.”
Here are two examples:
Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist Paper No. 29:
A tolerable expertness in military movements is a business that requires time and practice. It is not a day, nor a week nor even a month, that will suffice for the attainment of it. To oblige the great body of the yeomanry and of the other classes of the citizens to be under arms for the purpose of going through military exercises and evolutions, as often as might be necessary to acquire the degree of perfection which would entitle them to the character of a well regulated militia, would be a real grievance to the people and a serious public inconvenience and loss. — The Federalist Papers, No. 29.
That doesn’t sound like “We need to pile on the red tape to have a well-regulated militia.”
Hamilton uses “well-regulated” exactly how Constitutional scholars have said, to mean “in good working order.”
One more example and we’ll stop embarrassing Iowa Senator Claire Celsi’s painful ignorance of history:
George Washington used the words this way:
“I am unacquainted with the extent of your works, and consequently ignorant of the number or men necessary to man them. If your present numbers should be insufficient for that purpose, I would then by all means advise your making up the deficiency out of the best regulated militia that can be got.
— George Washington (The Writings of George Washington, pp. 503-4, (G.P. Putnam & Sons, pub.)(1889))
The Father of our country didn’t think that ‘well-regulated’ meant ‘drowning in rules and red tape to make it obsolete.’
No, Claire Celsi, you need to go back home and do some remedial school and learn some humility while you’re at it.
Your ignorance is feeding your entitlement complex, but free Americans will never grovel to petty tyrants like you!