Somehow this little tidbit had passed under my radar when it was first released but Gabrielle Giffords, controller and limiter of American Liberty is having an Independence Class littoral combat ship named after her.
Previously it was just a hypothetical name as the Navy had only planned to build 2 ships of that class, the lead ship Independence and the second ship Coronado. But with the near completion of the Coronado the Navy has announced plans to build an additional 10 Independence class ships with the 5th being named the USS Gabrielle Giffords.
The irony that a ship in a class called Independence would be named after a woman who is making it her life’s work to deny the ability of regular American citizens to be independent of government control is laughable.
Do I have a problem with politicians having ships named after them? No. But let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that Giffords deserves any similar treatment to John F. Kennedy, Teddy Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan.
She is a relatively no-name congresswoman who got shot in the face and then decided to wage a campaign against the 2nd Amendment. If she had decided to become champion of gun rights after the shooting I doubt the powers that be would be naming a warship after her, nor would I be advocating for it to do so. But this is just another bone thrown to gun control zealots to give their darling of the hour some crumbs, regardless of how ridiculous it is.
Now, if you want an unarmed hospital ship to be named the Gabby Giffords that makes some semblance of sense but in naming an armed warship after this freedom hating gun control zealot is just perverse. It also reinforces the notion that guns are ok ONLY so long as the government is the only one who has them.
Gabby Giffords stands against everything that the might of the US Military is supposed to be against. The tyranny and subjugation of the people. Some 200+ years ago we kicked tyrants out of our country…nowadays we’re naming ships after them.
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