|—||David Harsanyi, “Who Cares What The Majority Wants On Guns?” Real Clear Politics, April 18.|
Big government on the right, big government on the left… remember they do not say what they really mean. It’s about power. Getting it, and holding it.
The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen. — Dennis Prager.
Steyn wrote an NRO column about a Canadian comedian who was convicted and fined $15,000 for making a “lesbophobic” comeback to a heckler at one of his live performances.
Our response to Canada, Rahm Immanuel, and other would-be censors should be, “Who the hell do you think you are?”
Tall people should have their legs surgically shortened. We must all be equal. I haven’t figured out what we can do about dwarfs yet. Obama will think of something.
Breitbart.com has uncovered video exposing US Attorney General Eric Holder’s position in 1995: that the public (especially the children) needs to be “brainwashed” against guns. Guns should be made “shameful” like government campaigns have made cigarette smoking.
A change in societal attitudes would pave the way for stricter gun control, stricter registration, perhaps even confiscation of some or all guns in the hands of private citizens.
Holder’s view is certainly in opposition to the trends in American public opinion.
Gallup polling noted last October that “Americans have shifted to a more pro-gun view on gun laws, particularly in recent years, with record-low support for a ban on handguns, an assault rifle ban, and stricter gun laws in general… Perhaps the trends are a reflection of the American public’s acceptance of guns. In 2008, Gallup found widespread agreement with the idea that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to own guns. Americans may also be moving toward more libertarian views in some areas, one example of which is greater support for legalizing marijuana use. Diminished support for gun-control laws may also be tied to the lack of major gun-control legislation efforts in Congress in recent years.”
In short, Americans want more freedom, less nanny-state control.