OK, Just So We’re Clear About This…

There’s quite a bit of what passes for “conversation” about the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States going on right now.  Here’s what it says, verbatim:

“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.”

Of course, being ostensibly a nation of laws, there’s been a lot of parsing of its meaning over the years.

Of late, as emotions and overblown rhetoric have ramped up, and sadly been exploited by those who disagree on What Is To Be Done about these things, we have now resorted to what I consider the Corollary to Godwin’s Law: When all else fails, and you have already implied, either directly or indirectly, that your opponent in the “discussion” is a “Nazi,” play the trump card and imply or say directly, that their point of view is “racist.” Game over, you win.

See: Here.  And: Here.

So, there you have it: If you support the Second Amendment of the Constitution, you’re a racist.  If you support gun controls, you’re a racist. Unless, of course, you’re a person of color, in which case, you’re a racist.

 

3 Comments

Filed under Idiots Among Us, Perspective, Politics

3 responses to “OK, Just So We’re Clear About This…

  1. Bill Brandt

    I think the “racist” and ‘Nazi” card have worn so thin as to be laughable these days – misapplied so much – which, considering who the real Nazis were – is a shame.

    As you say though as soon as the term is thrown at you you know they have nothing else with which to counter.

  2. Actually there were gun laws in the old south that prevented people of color
    from having firearms. Guess to which party most of those lawmakers belonged?

  3. Busbob

    This morning’s Washington Post column by E. J. Dionne Jr. featured, in the opening paragraph about firearms, these words: sanity, extremist, bloody, and irrationality. Second paragraph utilized brutality and carnage.
    This is what passes for opinion and conversation at the WaPo.
    I’d subscribe but I don’t have a birdcage to line.

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