Sparked by another mass shooting that savagely wounded and killed over two dozen unarmed innocents at a Florida High School – we in the U.S. are once again embroiled in another debate over “gun control”.
The media, fed by politics and private agendas, skillfully manipulate our heartstrings and fears to divide us into two basic camps:
- Guns Kill i.e. more restrictions (Democrats)
- Guns Protect i.e. more restrictions are unconstitutional (Republicans).
Let me first remind you that “legitimate” news agencies are just spin doctors these days. True journalists no longer exist; but that doesn’t stop them from marketing themselves as such. As MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski brazenly declared in 2017, it’s the media’s job to “control exactly what people think.”
“Take away the guns! Gun owners are evil murderers!! It’s the President’s fault this happened, it’s the NRA…” – Blah, blah, blah (liberals)
“They want to take away our guns! They want to make us all defenseless!! Support the NRA…” – Blah, blah, blah (conservatives)
Yet the actual facts of the case – including the massive failure on the part of numerous professionals; whose job it is to serve and protect an unarmed public and who could have prevented this tragedy in any number of ‘checkpoints’ – seem to make little difference in this heated debate about guns.
During one of my favorite Talk Radio Station (WMAL) programs, I heard the following words during one such discussion on how we as a country can stop future attacks on innocent citizens, and it struck a chord of truth:
“Common Sense is no longer common…”
If you have a Facebook account or G+ or pick your flavor of social media – this truth will resonate with you too. EVERYBODY has an opinion these days, and isn’t at all shy about expressing it…loudly, and vehemently. Gone are the days of polite society.
For example, if you didn’t get a chance to hear President Trump’s speech at CPAC yesterday, then it will be hard for you to distinguish truth and fact from the barrage of misinformation launched every minute of every day by alleged “legitimate” news sources – further fueled by “useful idiots” on social media – whose only agenda is to obstruct and “marginalize” President Trump, his family, and his Administration.
By the way – they did the same thing after former President Bush “stole” the election from Clinton. Enraged Democrats used a Liberal Press in relentless attack against Bush’s administration for eight long years…and then continued to use him as Obama’s scapegoat for another eight long years… See a pattern here?
And it doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you are seated. Yes, the Liberal Democrats shout the loudest – RELENTLESSLY – and has the most resources to spread hate and discontent; but it happens on the conservative front too. Establishment Republicans are equally culpable, just quieter about it.
So what is a person to do?
Get your information directly from the source whenever possible – like listening to the entirety of President Trump’s recent speech at CPAC – and form your own opinion without the bias so carefully cultivated by unseen entities striving to manipulate your thoughts and actions.
“Follow the money, folks” is one of my favorite expressions for good reason. In the case of politics, it’s all about votes – which in turn lead to wealth and power. The corruption runs deep at the highest levels of our government…Republican and Democrat alike.
This is one of the reasons I stand in steadfast support of President Trump and his Administration. I might not agree with him on everything – how could I, I don’t possess the same set of facts – but I trust in his Leadership.
This great man has proven not only by word, but by deed that he loves our country and its people. Finally we have a Leader that represents the common people and not his own selfish interests. And I admire his moral fiber; he stands up for what’s right, fights for fairness, and calls out corruption – including Fake News (I wish Bush had done the same; his silence only emboldened them).
In yesterday’s CPAC speech, President Trump addressed the tragedy of Florida’s mass shooting and made valid points towards preventing future attacks. I can’t say that I agree with all his suggestions, but these two make COMMON sense:
- Harden our schools by removing them as SOFT targets.
In other words, lift the restriction of “Gun Free Zones” on all schools – and U.S. Military bases too. This will allow citizens with legally obtained Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Permits to do just that. “It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun”.
- STOP glorifying – and excusing – these evil murderers who for very sick reasons want to become INFAMOUS by committing heinous crimes.
All this arguing and infighting and mayhem and HEADLINES are exactly what they were hoping to achieve.
“We want to be loved… Failing that, admired; failing that, feared; failing that, hated and despised. At all costs we want to stir up some sort of feeling in others. The soul abhors a vacuum. At all costs it longs for contact.” ~Doctor Glas, a novel.
There’s a LOT more that I could say on this issue – but I mostly wanted to voice my frustration with all the loud mouthed haters screaming “gun control” like a frenzied lynch mob out for NRA blood – thereby demonstrating their complete lack of COMMON SENSE.