"Beware the suds of terror!" quoted from my great-granddaughter, Lydia.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
MY VERSION OF THE GUN CONTROL DEBATE
is much talk of "the gun control debate." There should be no debate.
Here's my version of the conversation, which, you will notice, is not a
Liberal: "I want to take away your gun."
Me: "Well, you can't have it. I've done nothing..."
Liberal (escalating volume): "But if nobody had..."
Me (very quietly, glaring into his eyes): "Shut up. Shut up. There
is no discussison here. It's mine. I've never done anything wrong with
it or hurt anyone with it...."
Liberal (louder and more shrill): "It's your fault thousands of children are dying eve..."
Me (Really, REALLY lound, and really close): "I told you to shut the
f*** up, you soulless sonofab****! It's mine. I've done nothing wrong
with it, and you can't have it. Now shut up and get out of my face or
fill your hand!"
Liberal (really shrill and whining): "But I have a right to..."
Me (quiet again, growling, even closer): "You have a right to think
whatever you want, but you don't have a right to take my gun. Now shut
up and get out of my face or fill your hand. Do you hear me? Shut up
or fill your hand. There is no debate. There's peace or there's a
gunfight, then there's peace. I don't give a damn about converting you.
You are too stupid be allowed off leash, anyway."
how it should go. Would we have a slavery debate? Well, yes, come to
think of it, with the junta's refusal to enforce the border, I guess we
are having a slavery debate.
Would we have a 1st amendment
deb... Well, yeah, I guess we're having one of those, too. How about a
5th amendment debate.... Hmmm. Ditto and ditto.
Come to think
of it, all of our rights are up for debate and restriction. About the
only ones that aren't are the rights of international trespassers to our
money, our schools, our emergency medicine... and... I guess the
rights of Muslims to beat their daughters and wives to death whenever
And that, right there, brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors, is why the 2nd amendment is up for debate and restriction
Born in Lubbock, Texas, in '48. We moved to Albuquerque in '55.
Spent 4 years in the Marines - '67-'71 - as ground radio repairman. Did 6 months in Vietnam with 2nd Btn, 5th Marines.
For 30 years I reenacted the life and times of a Confederate infantryman.
I have a lovely wife and 3 gorgeous step daughters. [Updated Oct., 2012 - I now have no wife, and only one of the girls will speak to me. Everything changes.]
In 1981, a friend gave me a copy of "Atlas Shrugged," and for the next 15 years or more I lived the philosophy of Ayn Rand, Objectivism. I've come to disagree with some of Rand's metaphysical tenets, I have vast respect for her intellect, and honor what she taught me.
My political thinking is what I've come to call "classical liberalism," harking to the day when "liberal" referred to individual liberty. There's a lot of Jefferson in me, but there's nothing for modern liberals but contempt.
I'm a free-market capitalist.
Today, I'm just an old man, looking 61 years right in the eye, (Now 65, and nothing's changed) trying to keep straight right from wrong, and trying to figure out how the hell I'm going to leave my kids a free country.