Florida Senate candidate Mike McCalister, who is running against Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), decided to dabble in GOP histrionics during a dramatic speech invoking the 2nd Amendment which didn’t played out well in the past.
“I get asked sometimes where do I stand on the Second and 10th Amendment, and I have a little saying,” he declared. “We need a sign at every harbor, every airport and every road entering our state: ‘You’re entering a 10th Amendment-owned and -operated state, and justice will be served with the Second Amendment.’
McCalister was appeasing Republicans who promote states’ rights in his speech. As Sam Stein reports, “That said, the suggestion that firearms will be brought to bear against the federal government isn’t precisely a fixture of Republican Party talking points. Angle’s declaration that “if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies” earned her lasting criticism.”
This reoccurring dogma will earn McCalister some warranted criticism as well. Apparently, this ideologue wants to bring us back to the western days instead of progressing into adulthood where only grown ups are supposed to work in government.