| To the Obama Democrats, the U.S. Constitution is a barbarous relic, out of tune with the modernism for which they cling. Guns should be banned because they are not useful in the defense of Western civil institutions they are the bane of them. Europe has strict gun control (and universal health care) We should march toward the Euro model, say the Democrats, despite its imminent fiscal collapse. (See Greece).
It's nice to hear that some public intellectuals see the danger, if not the idiocy, of the Obama view.
The playwright David Mamet, an enormous cultural gift for conservatives, takes on the President and the gun grabbers. And he does so magnificently! It's a rhetorical tour de force.
Salve for the dismal election results.
We need more armed citizens in the schools.
Walk down Madison Avenue in New York. Many posh stores have, on view, or behind a two-way mirror, an armed guard. Walk into most any pawnshop, jewelry story, currency exchange, gold store in the country, and there will be an armed guard nearby. Why? As currency, jewelry, gold are precious. Who complains about the presence of these armed guards? And is this wealth more precious than our children?
Apparently it is: for the Left adduces arguments against armed presence in the school but not in the wristwatch stores. Q. How many accidental shootings occurred last year in jewelry stores, or on any premises with armed security guards?
Why not then, for the love of God, have an armed presence in the schools? It could be done at the cost of a pistol (several hundred dollars), and a few hours of training (that's all the security guards get). Why not offer teachers, administrators, custodians, a small extra stipend for completing a firearms-safety course and carrying a concealed weapon to school? The arguments to the contrary escape me.
Read the entire article over at the Daily Beast.