Strict gun laws have never stopped violence
On Aug. 17 we read a column written by Kevin Krajewski in his support for stricter gun laws. Before I begin, I state I am not a member of the NRA and own no weapons, not even a missile.
Our founding fathers, by the grace of God, gave us the right to bear arms. Should you study the founding fathers, you will discover the reason for giving the citizens the right to bears arms was so we could protect ourselves from the government. You might need to look at Walter Williams’ website to read quotes by the founding fathers and not rely on those persons who comment on the beliefs of the founding fathers.
One could easily see where the founding fathers were correct when you examine what the present government is doing to the people. I say “government” because the Republicans are doing absolutely nothing to stop the lawbreaking by the current president and the Department of Justice.
Kevin mentions the number of persons killed by people incorrectly using firearms but seems to ignore completely the number of abortions taking place in this nation. Some abortions are taking place hours before birth.
Strict gun laws as used in Chicago have (done) nothing to curb violence, and in fact the murder rate is higher than in those cities and states that permit use of the firearms.
Fear of the government is highlighted even more when you discover the Social Security Administration and Homeland Security have ordered millions of rounds of ammunition to be used in event of “civil unrest”. One could mention several things occurring in our government, but I will close with the recent change of the DOJ website (www.justice.gov) that removed the stars and stripes and blue and replaced it with a black background with a quote by a famous communist/socialist, C. Wilfred Jenks.
Is the president looking to change the Republic to a communist country?
A lyrical update for modern times
Hey, kids, let’s all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born! It was called, “Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee” by Irving Berlin. Part of the lyrics went like this:
Let a smile be your umbrella, for it’s just an April shower, even John D. Rockefeller is looking for a silver lining! Mr. Herbert Hoover says now’s the time to buy, so let’s have another cup of coffee, let’s have another piece of pie!
The lyrics need to be rewritten slightly to apply to our own situation today.
Go ahead and smile dumb fellow, your war-porn is obscene, even privatizing Ryan likes to Rage Against the Machine! It was so much fun the last time, and it’s all been done before, so let’s have another Great Depression, let’s have another Civil War!
Since our Vietnam do-over has worked so well along with privatization of everything, why not do it harder? Except for global famine and war, what could possibly go wrong? So vote “conservative” and root for the Colts! What’s the difference?
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Geoffrey B. Waldschmidt
He's just another Ayn Rand disciple
I keep churning around in my head what it is, exactly, that I don’t like about Paul Ryan?
Well, I certainly don’t like his budget proposal and privatization of Medicare, Social Security, etc. Last night, it finally came to me ... that certain something. I remember reading that his political thinking was greatly influenced by Ayn Rand. Really? Does he know she died in poverty, living on Social Security, her health care provided by Medicare?
Her policies were failures and in the end she needed those services provided for us all by the federal government, services for which we are taxed in the name of the public good.
When I was in high school, Ayn Rand’s books were something you read while lying on the beach; something like a Danielle Steele novel. My friends and I read Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Camus, St. Thomas of Aquinas, Gunter Grass and Dickens. Did they have influence on my thinking; yes; certainly Dickens and Dostoevsky. But no, not Danielle Steele.