On Gun Control, Blame Democracy, Not Obama
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  • Marty Keller

    Actually–and fortunately–America is not a “mass democracy,” although that’s what the blue social model “progressives” keep driving towards. As ojfl notes, our republic’s constitution was designed to prevent majorities from imposing their will on our underlying natural rights principles through limited government constrained by specific enumeration of powers. It was the progressive worm that began to eat away at this insightful and unique system of self-governance starting with Teddy Roosevelt and in full blossom today under the nominal leadership of Barack Obama. Yet that classical liberal stance is not only superior to the utopianist progressive idea, it will doubtless prevail in the long run of human evolution–even if we must experience setbacks and detours.

  • Jim Luebke

    Americans think that half of the money the government spends — the half the other party wants to spend, really — is wasted.

    The only way to prevent this waste is to reduce the amount of money that goes to government in the first place.

  • Banned_by_KBTX

    The president “still doesn’t get in there and work with his own guys as well as he should,” said Ed Rendell, a former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania.
    Why should he? The goons in the media rough up anyone who dares to disagree with Obama (Republican, Democrat, or independent). Progressive take their ideas and opinions as self-evident truths not to be questioned. Opponents are not wrong-headed people to be reasoned with: they are enemies of the people who must be squashed.

  • AD_Rtr_OS

    A Government that is big enough to give you all that you wish, is certainly big enough to take all that you have.

  • Those paying attention know that this “90%” number is nonsense. Those promoting it as some sort of “mandate” also know it’s nonsense.

    Only in a nation largely devoid of critical thinking skills and any understanding of legitimacy could this sort of open deceit be tolerated in virtually every issue that arises.

    It’s hardly Democracy. It is, in fact, ignorance, as intentionally bred and produced by an utterly co-opted public education system which has been producing innumerate, illiterate “graduates” incapable of recognizing an Appeal to Emotion fallacy, for decades now.

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