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“Divided You Win”: The ‘Second Amendment Folks’ Get To Have Their Way On Every Single Occasion, For All Eternity

I don’t watch the “Sunday shows,” but did find this opening comment from Donald Trump on This Week to represent not just his illogic but that of most Republicans:

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. We’ve become numb to this.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, he’s a great divider and, you know, you have a big issue between the Second Amendment folks and the non-Second Amendment folks. And he is a non-Second Amendment person.

So apparently, this means the “Second Amendment folks” get to have their way on every single occasion, for all eternity. The whole world could be plunged into fiery chaos, and you’d still find this small group of Americans buying up every gun in sight, and implicitly threatening the rest of us that they’ll use their firepower on us if we dare suggest that ten or twenty or thirty military assault weapons are enough for them. “Gun rights” have become a secular religion with its own oaths and litanies and most of all anathemas, and when politically aligned with the corporate Cult of the Golden Calf, one despairs of curbing its power.

 

By: Ed Kilgore, Contributing Writer, Political Animal Blog, The Washington Monthly, October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015 - Posted by | 2nd Amendment, Gun Deaths, Gun Violence, U. S. Constitution | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. https://musingsofanoldfart.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/mental-health-is-one-reason-but-that-means/

    I thought you might appreciate this which highlights the hypocrisy.

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    Comment by Keith | October 5, 2015 | Reply

    • Great read!

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      Comment by raemd95 | October 5, 2015 | Reply

      • Thanks. I think America is finally ready for some change, which Hillary Clinton is seizing upon, actually starting the ball rolling a few months ago. Ironically this is one area Bernie Sanders is more conservative on.

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        Comment by Keith | October 5, 2015


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