Thomas Jefferson: ”Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined or determined to commit crimes. Such laws only make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assassins; they serve to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (1764 Letter and speech from T. Jefferson quoting with approval an essay by Cesare Beccari)
If you hadn’t read the news in the last few days and happened to turn on the television tonight, you would have thought that the “prayer service” in Aurora, Colorado, was a testimony to just about every politician known in the United States. The President kicked it off…with a vast array of Mayors, Governors, Senators, etc…everyone wanted in on the action. In other words…see? THIS is why you pay taxes! We need thousands of government workers when things like this happen! We ALL care for you. REALLY we do! It was as if each and every politician was so surprised that a government worker actually showed up and did his job.
Nobody Thinks that just because a policeman shows up and does his job, it really doesn’t make him more of a hero than the average man. It’s his JOB for god’s sake. But today: every single mayor, councilman, assistant city councilman, policeman, and fireman…were commended forever more in history. They spend more time talking about WHO’s attending the prayer meeting than what everybody is really praying about. It’s ridiculous.
Like a true politician, Obama waited until exactly the right time, tonight, when he knew most Americans would be in front of their TV sets, to make his great speech on the shooting in Colorado. And while his face looked moved, instead of praising the young men who GAVE their lives to save their girlfriends, he was more impressed by the woman who put a finger on her girlfriend neck wound while she called 911. That girl represent the best of America he said.
Now…this is no offense to the woman who saved her friend’s life…but there was a reason for it.
Obama’s took the opportunity to pander to women. He needs their vote. FOX News immediately posted the three men who threw their bodies on their girlfriends, because most of us were screaming…
“Well, what about the guys who DIED protecting their girlfriends?” Obama knows he doesn’t have the men’s vote. Your sinister Joyanna.
Sinister you say?
The good people of Aurora might have been comforted with all those politicians showing up to help them “heal” from the tragedy, but I wonder how many people in Chicago, where some 23 people were shot in one night, and hundreds in just the last year, were thinking, “HEY..Where’s our Prayer Vigil?”
Nobody Says: Uh…Obama already has your vote, Chicago.
So, outside of Aurora, how do the rest of us feel? Most of the talk on the conservative radios is the fear of the perfect timing of this event. The Democrats want to disarm America and we know it. Hell, we FEAR it. Bloomberg had his Gestapo out, and all the liberals were screaming for basically guns to be outlawed.
Like Ellen Barkin…the BODY. I have never watched her program on TV…and never will….simply because her big mouth, while appealing to many, gives me the creeps. BUT…Here’s’ what she had to say about the people who stick up for the right to carry guns.
From the Blaze:
Tony-winning actress Ellen Barkin seemingly went on a profanity-laced Twitter rampage against conservatives and Jon Lovitz recently, saying that she “loves everybody” except “u right wing f–kin morons“ and that Jon Lovitz needs to ”shut the f–k up.” The first tweet reads: “Gotta go to bed. Work in morning. I love everybody…except u right wing f–kin morons.X.”
Barkin, who stood in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street in January and told a police officer to get his “motherf–king hands” off her after he asked her to move to the sidewalk, clearly feels passionately about her cause.
Nobody Thinks: Ellen…gee..don’t you PLAY a cop packing a gun on TV?
And then there’s Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame.
“Clearly, the angry, threatened and threatening, hostile comments are coming from gun owners and gun advocates,” Alexander writes. “Despite these massacres recurring and despite the 100,000 Americans that die every year due to domestic gun violence – these people see no value to even considering some kind of control as to what kinds of weapons are put in civilian hands.”
Jason later said he got the numbers wrong. Uh…just a little.
Notice, Jason does not put his old Hollywood buddy Ellen’s comments as being “angry.”
But Jason doesn’t stop there–He goes onto …the absurd.
“There is no excuse for the propagation of these weapons. They are not guaranteed or protected by our constitution,” Alexander concludes near the end of the over 1,700-word statement. “If they were, then we could all run out and purchase a tank, a grenade launcher, a bazooka, a SCUD missile and a nuclear warhead. We could stockpile napalm and chemical weapons and bomb-making materials in our cellars under our guise of being a militia.”
Now, a lot of people would buy into this statement. Why…He’s right! We should not run out and buy a bazooka!
Having said that: Why has NOBODY asked how Mr. Holmes, who was broke and unemployed, got the money to buy ALL THAT STUFF?
Can we see his Credit Cards statements please?
The point is, smart people know that if someone in that crowd had a gun, that guy would have not gotten off so many bullets. There will ALWAYS be criminals with guns.
For all the dog and pony show about how great the police, and politicians are, they can’t protect you when a nut has a gun. You didn’t need a grenade launcher to stop the guy…all you needed was a good shot at his head. And that’s why our founders…(Listen carefully Mr. Liberal idiot) guaranteed our right to carry a gun. Oh…and just in case you might want to check it out Jason…here’s a few more examples, of our constitutional right to have guns.
Samual Adams: “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” (Convention of the Commonwealth of Mass., 86-87, date still being sought)
George Washington: “A free people ought to be armed.” (Jan 14 1790, Boston Independent Chronicle.)
James Madison: “Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose rulers are afraid to trust them with arms.” (Federalist Paper #46)