My very first question, even before I get into the meat of this thing, is how in the hell do these people earn doctorates. I mean, you’d think these people too small-minded and ignorant of the way things actually work to be able to function to the point they can earn a degree. But I guess when the diploma mills are all staffed by the same narrow-minded and ignorant morons writing this same stuff and brainwashing their students into the ideas of social justice, arms control, and anti-Americanism, you just shake your head and say of course, it makes sense, monkey see, monkey doo. Literally.
Jim Sleeper this lecturer in political science at Yale goes on through the first few paragraphs writing about the tragedy in Newtown. We can all agree on that, it was horrifying, it made me sick to my stomach. I literally couldn’t believe it and I knew the rest of the country was in about the same boat I found myself in at that moment. However, instead of asking why this f’ed up young man would stoop to something so low, they went ahead and said, guns did this, the gun culture is responsible for this, and Americans need to give these guns up for a safer society. Not one mention of the insane level of disturbed this kid was. Sleeper goes on to say that people who believe in the right and freedom to bear arms are no different from segregationists in the 1950’s in the south. What?
Yup, gun owners are deluded racists. I fail to see the connection here. Segregationists were trying to keep an entire race of people down. They wanted the whole separate but equal mentality, which was neither. They were about classism, racism, having power over another person. Is this really how the left sees gun owners? Ask any gun owner who should have guns…the answer will almost always be everyone except for children, criminals, and the mentally unstable. The first only applies because they have not been instructed in the proper use of a firearm and lack the ability to think things through, the second two because they cannot be trusted to use a firearm responsibly. They don’t want to keep firearms out of the hands of the masses for themselves, they would like to see every American who can be armed, armed. That is real equality.
But again, Sleeper shows his ineptitude in this paragraph:
“As we try to free the Second Amendment of interpretations and statutory encrustations as destructive as the Dred Scott and Plessy v. Ferguson decisions, we’ll also have to free First Amendment of jurisprudence that equates the speech of citizens with disembodied corporate marketing’s algorithmically driven desperation to glue our kids’ eyeballs and rewire their guts as it inundates them not with artists’ art, political actors’ appeals, or real reporters’ findings but with endless, empty titillation and intimidation for profit.”
One you don’t understand the original intent of the second amendment. I could look up a number of SCOTUS cases that have spelled it out for you, it seems that interpretation is pretty pot on. Second, do you even know what you are talking about citing Dred Scott? One of the reasons the Dred Scott decision was made as it was, was because, according to the court giving citizenship to negros would enable…”the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went.”
Yes, part of that decision was to keep firearms out of the hands of black men. Yeah. I guess you shot yourself in the foot over that one Sleeper, haha. Maybe you should have done a bit more freaking research, but like most close minded individuals you just twisted the things to your own agenda, telling the story you wanted.
Secondly, what do you mean freeing the First Amendment…free speech applies to ALL, every single one…every single man, woman, child, company, organization, etc. It is free speech, how much more simpler can it be. I guess when you want people censored so you can push your own agenda the freedoms the Constitution guarantees become more open to your interpretations. Whatever.
Gun owners are not racists, they are not monsters, and blaming the evils of individuals on inanimate objects is just asinine. But, no one accused these libtards of having the common sense God gave a fly. I guess we will just have to go on breaking their arguments and listening to them devolve into screaming racist. It is really their only defense when they can’t win an argument with facts. Like I just did. So Jim Sleeper and the Huffonitpost can suck it!