Kirsters Baish| Everyone is looking at Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Nick Freitas, after he angered a lot of Democrats with a powerful speech on guns which went viral on the internet and got more than 12 million views on Facebook since this past Friday.
Freitas’s speech was aggressive in nature and was chalked full of truths about the Democratic Party and their history. Some Democrats were so angry that they actually exited the House floor. Freitas’s speech came as a response on Friday to the heated gun debate in our country.
The delegate took to Facebook, posting his speech which he called his “response” to attacks from the left. He stated, “For several days now, some Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates have made public speeches comparing those of us who take our oath to the Constitution seriously, to include the 2nd Amendment, to Nazis and segregationists.”
Freitas started off by taking apart the leftist idea that deterring what they claim to be “gun violence” simply means to walk on the Second Amendment. He reminded Americans that strict gun control in places like Chicago and Washington D.C. have been clearly ineffective. He suggested that killers come from broken homes. He connected this idea with the fact that the welfare state and the abortion industry has grown.
He spoke about the dirty tactics of the left and their impugning of Republicans’ moral character in order to push gun control. He brought up some truths about the history of the Democratic Party, and it wasn’t an easy pill for some Dems to swallow.
He continued on that it was particularly offensive that GOP members were being compared to“segregationists.” He explained, “It’s really difficult to have an open and honest debate about this […] because members of this body are comparing members of [the Republican] side of the aisle to Nazis.”
The Republican went on, “It was not our party that supported slavery, that fought women’s suffrage, that rounded up tens of thousands of Asian Americans and put them in concentrations camps, that supported Jim Crow, that supported segregation, or supported mass resistance — that wasn’t our party, that was the Democrat Party.”
He continued to bash the party saying, “I’d be really appreciative that every time you want to make a powerful point, you don’t project the sins, the atrocities, and the injustices the Democratic Party perpetrated on others onto us.”
Democrats were obviously unhappy with Freitas’s comments, and they weren’t happy with his history lesson on the Democratic Party, so they did what Democrats do best. They cried racism.
Delegate Lamont Bagby said he saw Freitas’s comments as “racial dog whistling.” He stated, “We realize that we live in a ugly political moment. So while we were offended, we were not surprised. It should embarrass every member of this body that we have allowed such rhetoric to enter these chambers. Bringing up a very painful past to make a political point is disgusting and poisonous.”