Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Nastiness threatens to tear apart the fabric of our country." A mild Vanderboegh dissent.

A letter to the editor of today's Birmingham News proclaimed that "nastiness threatens to tear apart the fabric of our country." The LTE writer says that we must "realize government, business and citizens must work in concert and make mutual sacrifices to even survive."

Uh, huh.

Well, you know me.

Here's my rejoinder. It tops out at the 200-word maximum exactly.


To the Editor, Birmingham News

It is not “nastiness” that “threatens to tear apart the fabric of our country,” but the fact that we are now two countries with two opposing world views. If we do not agree on the sanctity of life and whether the government should have a monopoly on violence (the 2nd Amendment) then does “civility” even matter?

We are asked to make “mutual sacrifices.” I’m a firearms owner. Explain what is “mutual” about being pushed back from the free exercise of our liberties for the past 75 years? With each new circumscription of our God-given rights, we backed up, grumbling. Why is anyone surprised that we are done being pushed?

“Civility” has gotten us nowhere, nor has expecting the rule of law and electoral politics to save us. However, if the rule of law and the Constitution no longer protect us, they no longer protect those who have been stealing our liberty, our property and our children's futures either. You want “civility?” Ease up out of our faces. Back off.

Stop poking the wolverine with a sharp stick. When he finally comes at you, he won’t stop until he’s done. And there will be nothing “civil” about it, except the war.


TheBronze said...

I like it!

Brock Townsend said...

Love it!

Anonymous said...

He is how civil BHO can be:

"The test of our leadership will not be the degree to which we feed the fears and old hatreds of our people. True leadership will not be measured by the ability to muzzle dissent, or to intimidate and harass political opponents at home.

The people of the world want change. They will not long tolerate those who are on the wrong side of history."

Its from his recent UN speech and it scares the $hit out of me. The only way he can get to the second part is through willfully doing the first part. And yes, I took "our people" personaly.

Jesse M. said...

It is time to make known our objections and put ultimatums down, fight the good fight we do support!

Timmeehh said...

Link please.

Anonymous said...

Here, here!

Paragraph three is a keeper!

These statist neanderthals keep trouncing our God given rights, wo what the heck do they expect? Well, that's plain enough, the same thing we have done for the last ~75yrs.

By finally pushing back, we've thrown them into a spin because we ain't acting like 'we are supposed to'...

Keep pushing... the hollow and puffed up statists will fall with enough pressure...

Bob Katt