Are these darlings really worthy of our love??
I am struck by the fact that this violent nation does not address gun control. The killings at Northern Illinois University in DeKalbÂ has revealed the typical dearth of courage. Where is Senator Barack Obama, the prowar Senator Hillary Clinton and war criminal Senator John McCain on fighting the gun lobby? Democrats talk about the drug lobby, the insurance lobby, the oil lobby but not the gun lobby–the National Rifle Association that worships guns and distorts the Constitution’s Second Amendment.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
That amendment restricted the right to bear arms to citizen militias not the right to buy shotguns, handguns and assault weapons on a whim and a wish. Militias were the forerunner for national guard and reserves–the citizen soldier. Now we have evil peacetime, permanent constabularies and the bloated presence of national guard and reserve units. True the difficulties in recruiting canon fodder for war in Iraq and Afghanistan have placed unprecedented presssure on the guard and reserves but they are the residual evolutionary product of the militias that fought against the British during the revolution.
The cowardice and hypocrisy of politicans who mourn the dead but don’t protect the living is palpable. All this killing on campuses and schools, on city streets, in Lane Bryant stores in Tinley Park, Illinois and not one word about legislation or challenging the purveyors of death. I doÂ not care about hunters but I believe even that lobby could be handed out weapons in various locations. Our worship of firearms and sidearms is obscene.
Without gun control and political backbone, these tragic and horrid incidents do not deserve mere solace and expressions of pain from the pusillanimous political leadership in this warrior kingdom but targeted and tough legislative efforts to remove these weapons from civil society.
Support your police and get these barbaric instruments out of our country.