"Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!" Habakkuk 2:15 (KJV)
Oh, would that there be woe to those who flood the eyes and ears with their liquor that goes down so easy and strips away the natural defenses of free and reasonable persons. Hard cases make bad laws. But that never stops them. With purring, luscious come-on pillow talk; with constant repetition of the Party Line; with shrieking and wailing to drown out anything else; with a Dialogue and a National Debate and a Cause -- for the children! -- they replace deliberation with de-LIBERATION, and strip the decent protections of freedom. One by one the garments hit the floor, and there the poor drunk stands defenseless, shameful, wondering how it came to this. Too late the drunkard wonders where he made his wrong move.
It's time we have a national debate about guns, they say. We HAD that debate. That's what makes them so irate. The pro-gun people won. Most states have "shall issue" concealed carry laws and less crime. The Supreme Court states in black and white that the second amendment to the United States Constitution recognizes the right of individual persons to keep and bear arms. "More guns" equals "less crime" wherever it is tried. (And vice versa: look at the crime rate in the place formerly known as "Great" Britain.) All this new noise since Friday is the same old noise, and the same old noise-makers. Bloomberg. Schumer. Feinstein. The rest of them.
Here, have a drink, sailor. New in town? Drink the kool-aid. My place or yours?