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It's time to dust off your copy of The Crucible

Arroyo Grande

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To everyone who is calling for stricter gun laws in light of the tragedy in Tucson, may I offer this little tidbit: If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat. Remember: Hold the person accountable for their actions, not the means they chose to utilize!

Loughner bought the gun. Perfectly legally. One of our biggest failings as humans is thinking that we can stop all evil if we just make enough laws. It’s impossible to fill all the cracks. And trying means we must ultimately limit or destroy the rights of the good. The Founding Fathers decided it was wiser to make sure the good folk could freely have access to the means of self-protection, even if it meant that a few nut bars would slip through the cracks. In short, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Watching the aftermath of the Tucson tragedy made me realize that if the left had their way, we would all be castrated. (That’s metaphorically castrated. I’d better specify that, because the progressives apparently don’t understand metaphor.) We would have NO free speech, NO right to bear arms, NO right to peaceably assemble, NO right to worship in freedom, NO right to be free from unwanted search and seizures (TSA anyone?), and certainly NO rights for the states to decide matters on their own rather than the federal government (education, health care, light bulbs, etc.).

When we look back at the ignorance of the 1600s, it’s hard to understand how anyone could believe a solitary old woman could cause the deaths of children. But mass hysteria is nothing new. There are thousands of instances throughout history in which mob rule takes over and horrible things result.

In the Tucson incidence, the progressives are doing their best to whip up the masses into mob rule so they can lynch (that’s a metaphor) everyone and everything they don’t like. They want to lynch talk radio and free presses and gun ownership and Alaskan hockey moms. They want to lynch, bit by bit, the entire Bill of Rights so they can replace it with whatever their Borg-like minds believe will create a perfect Stepford society.

I thought witch trials were a thing of the past. Evidently I’m wrong.

-- Ken Goodman - Arroyo Grande

-- Ken Goodman - Arroyo Grande

-- Ken Goodman - Arroyo Grande

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