To understand why the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have assailed the First and Second Amendments, we must understand what their agenda is. The Democrat party has undergone a dramatic change over the last 150 years or so. They have transformed into the Communist Party of the United States. Lenin and Stalin specifically targeted the groups that now dictate the policies of that party; academia, the press, and Hollywood. The leadership of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) has been indoctrinated in the progressive or communist agenda.
The mindset of the Marxist/Progressive Party (Democrat) is that all individuals are secondary to the group and must subjugate their wishes, desires, talents, and achievements to what is determined by them to be in the best interest of the group. It is necessary, according to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), that all who think differently from the group must be converted or eliminated. Ultimately, it is the desire of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) to have only one economic class and one social class, but two political classes. The two political classes would be the few loyal members of the ruling party who dictate what is best for all others which is the other class.
The First amendment is in direct contrast to the achievement of the goals of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats). The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment was adopted specifically to provide a means protect freedom.
A free society requires independent thought with diverse ideas. A free society cannot exist without the rights protected by the First Amendment. Conversely, a collectivist society, or the society desired by the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) cannot tolerate these freedoms because they are the antithesis to conformity. All aspiring demagogues, including Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, Castro, and Mao, immediately eliminated the practice of any religion other than the worship of the state, restricted speech, the press, the right to assemble, and the right to petition the government. These aspiring demagogues understood they could not control the people until the rights to be and act as individuals was eliminated.
This is why we are witnessing the constant attacks on the First Amendment by the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) through their new hope to bring about their fundamental transformation, the courts. This is why we do not see any condemnation by the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) of those groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, who would limit the freedoms of the First Amendment through any means including violence. This is why we see our young people being indoctrinated through the system of indoctrination that is euphemistically called education, that the curtailment of First Amendment rights is good and necessary so long as it brings about the conformity necessary to complete the fundamental transformation to a collectivist state.
The Second Amendment is also a direct threat to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) in their desire to eliminate freedom and bring about their desired totally conforming and equal society. The Second Amendment states, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) would have us believe that the Second Amendment was ratified as a part of the Bill of Rights so that the colonists would always have the right to have a gun so they could hunt, be it for recreation or food. That is a totally false narrative. The Second Amendment was necessary the founders said, “for the security of a Free State.” The goal of the founders was to provide protection for the freedom they had just won. They clearly understood that if they did not have access to Arms, they would never have been able to win their freedom. The founders also understood that the biggest threat to their recently won freedom would be the government they must create. The Second Amendment was a part of the Bill of Rights for the sole purpose of the people being able to protect their freedom from the government.
Every aspiring demagogue has understood that in order for them to gain control and power over the people, the right of the people to have Arms must be curtailed and then eliminated. Lenin told the world, “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” This is exactly what the founders were trying to prevent. They understood human nature and thus were aware that those who were in government and believed they were not servants, but were sovereign, would wish to gain more and more control even when it meant using Arms to gain that control. The founders were students of history and had seen this scenario in the past.
The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) also understand this concept. Remember it is the goal of the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) to control because they believe they understand what is best for all. In order for the United States to become a collectivist society dominated by the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, the people’s right and ability to maintain a free society must be curtailed and eliminated. That means the Second Amendment must be curtailed and eliminated. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have never been an honorable people. They will lie, cheat, and cajole in any and every manner they can to achieve their goal of a fundamental transformation of the United States to a totalitarian Marxist state ruled by the Dictatorship of the Proletariat. THE ENDS ALWAYS JUSTIFY THE MEANS is the only rule to which they adhere.