Monday, December 17, 2012
Trust me when I tell you I yield to no one concerning a personal connection to the meaning of this quote. And that's all I'm going to say about that in this space.
This post concerns the automatic politicization of the tragic Newtown, Connecticut shooting by ... guess who ... the Left.
Obviously the civil society mourns the loss of innocents, and is saddened by the survivors' grief. The civil society did not need the current prop installed into the office created by Article 2 of the US Constitution to tell us to do that.
Predictably it took Team Leftie about two and a half seconds after the news broke to launch into a full-throated campaign to push their gun control agenda. It was a frenzied, hyperventilating, call to immediately repeal the entire 2nd Amendment by executive fiat. Remember, never let a crisis go to waste - and waste no time. It doesn't matter if the bodies are still warm.
Pay no attention to all of the statistics demonstrating an inverse correlation between 2nd Amendment rights and crime rates. (Hat Tip: Moonbattery) Avoid any discussion about parenting decisions allowing a severely disturbed kid to play first person shooter video games; much less bringing legally registered weapons into his easy reach. Leave honest examination of other contributing factors - like a parent's possibly unhinged reaction to Barry's sh*tty economy - to the foreign press. Under no circumstances shall anyone reflect on evil opportunistically insinuating itself into situations ripe for its nefarious work. Pay no heed to the simple discipline of doing your due diligence on simple facts. No, there is only a preset narrative to weave in the service of pushing a political agenda.
And, of course, Team Leftie has its current titular head ... Barack Hussein Obama ... whose designated role in exploiting this crisis is to do his best imitation of Jon Lovitz performing as the Master Thespian ("Acting!"), in order to collectively guilt us into shredding the Second Amendment.
We live under a demagogue with so little respect for the First Amendment that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula remains incarcerated in an American prison for the sharia crime of insulting the prophet Mohammed. This is no time to lose touch with Thomas Jefferson's sage words: "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
Yeah, I just went there.
Today's Rush Limbaugh show lead me to the UK Daily Mail and Powerline Blog links.
An armed society is a polite society. From Right Truth.
Also: An institutionalized lunatic is neither a danger to himself or others. Charles Krauthammer made this point on Brett Baier's panel last evening - that is, perhaps it has become too hard for mental health professionals to commit dangerously disturbed people. When you look at the profiles (profiles!) of recent mass murderers, and take into account the bumper sticker quality of our national debates, maybe the time has come for "Guns don't commit mass murders, lunatics do."
The rarest of rare finds today ... a self-described liberal that understands statistics, even in the face of overheated anecdotal drama. There is yet hope for the republic's survival.
Posted by LibertyAtStake at 4:15 PM
"No Parent Should Ever Have To Outlive Their Children"