I'm sitting here waiting for what is likely to be an ugly city council debate on the future of the Buncher Company's property in the Strip District. So before we launch into that snakepit, howsabout a bit of discourse that will seem mild by comparison: Tea Party ravings about the war on guns!
For -- lo! -- the following e-mail just came into my inbox, courtesy of one of the 75 Tea Party groups that has my e-mail address. And it promises that this time, the government is actually going to take your guns. No kidding. This isn't like all those 4,000 false alarms; this time is for real.
Ordinarily, I'd provide some fact-checking context for this stuff. But as you'll see, there are almost no specific factual allegations at all. Just endless (even when edited for "clarity") railing about Communist conspiracies and accusing Obama of -- ironically -- "making shit up" and engaging in "toxic rhetoric." Uh-huh.
There has, of course, been a total absence of gun-control efforts over the past few years. And at a certain point, you have to wonder whether these gun-rights advocates aren't protesting a bit much. Could it be they actually yearn to have their guns taken away? To have jack-booted thugs show up the door and make them feel ... important?
Read it and judge for yourself.
It has officially begun...
GOVERNMENT WAR ON GUNS!
Get ready. They’re coming for your guns. We knew it would happen and the time is here. The scourge on gun owners has begun. Right now government gun grabbing plans are being covertly organized.
It is the truth and the Tea Party is hearing the battle cry of U.S. Citizens:
"Do NOT let the government take our guns!'
This insane attempt to gun grab is being fueled by the U.N., the Obama Regime, Global Communists and The New Socialist Party - of which, I might add, Barack Obama is still an active card carrying member.
IF YOU VALUE YOUR RIGHT TO CARRY AND YOUR RIGHT PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY...YOU MUST READ THIS
Our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is in grave jeopardy. That profound and inalienable right is being shoved aside as our Constitution gets trampled and Old Glory is turned into a laughing stock, a mockery of America.
You better believe it when I tell you that Barack Obama and his commie buddies are hell-bent on seizing, not just America’s guns...but our will to resist.
You see, the Global Communists’ dream is to disarm America so WE THE PEOPLE can’t fight back when they finish annihilating our rights. Gun ownership is in perilous danger of extinction. Obama is getting worried that he can’t deliver on his global communist promises to his liberal progressive masters regarding the disarmament of America - and his desperation is mounting.
It is time to stand up and say:
"NO! YOU WILL NOT TAKE OUR GUNS!'
We need to stand together to protect our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Now that Obama has been elected for a second term he’s going to turn up the heat.
Here’s what he’ll do... Incrementally, he will attempt to grab our gun rights.
It will go on like this - he will eat out the heart of the Second Amendment unless we stop him and his minions!...
Of all the half-assed notions spewed from the vile recesses of liberal sink-tanks comes the unfounded idiotic notion that the Second Amendment CAN be infringed upon by the limitation of States rights - or by denial of Second Amendment rights to our citizens and our military men and women!
Obama's toxic rhetoric is not only unconstitutional, but outright unfounded. Not only is there no case law to establish such outlandish and off-base claims, but it is an insult to anyone who can read the Constitution.
As usual he’s making this sh*t up to serve his own world commie agenda.
THE ANTI-GUN PINKOS ARE RESORTING TO:
THE ANTI-FREEDOM, ANTI-GUN MOB IS GROWING
...but we’re bigger and more powerful!
The United Nations agenda is pushing to disarm all Americans. Think about it: why would they do that? For POWER over the people. To make American citizens defenseless so when they put their commie conversion plans into action, we have no way to defend ourselves or to fight back!
WE THE PEOPLE MUST NIP THIS IN THE BUD AND DO IT NOW!