The following award will be mailed to the Editorial Board of the Hartford Courant on Tuesday in a decorative frame purchased with no expense spared at my local thrift store. -- Mike.
The Julius Streicher Memorial Award
For Biased Advocacy “Journalism”
In the Category of Collectivist Tyranny.
Adolf Hitler’s Favorite Journalist
(After dancing the Executioner’s Jig at Nuremberg, 1946.)
Know by these presents that the Hartford Courant Editorial Board is hereby awarded the Julius Streicher Memorial Award for Biased Advocacy Journalism in the category of Collectivist Tyranny for their editorial in the 14 February issue of that paper entitled, “State Can't Let Gun Scofflaws Off Hook -- Gun Registration: Break the law, pay the price.” The prize-winning excerpt:
Connecticut has a gun problem. It's estimated that perhaps scores of thousands of Connecticut residents failed to register their military-style assault weapons with state police by Dec. 31. . . Widespread noncompliance with this major element of a law . . . creates a headache for the state. . . . (O)wning an unregistered assault weapon is a Class D felony. Felonies cannot go unenforced. . . Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered those guns in compliance with the new law. A Class D felony calls for a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. . . If you want to disobey the law, you should be prepared to face the consequences.
The editorial board is to be commended for advocating state violence against heretofore peaceable, law-abiding citizens who merely wish to be left alone with their liberty, property and lives intact under the Constitution and the rule of law. This is wholly in keeping with the journalistic record of Julius Streicher and we are certain that he would entirely approve of the Hartford Courant‘s courageous stance as the shameless lickspittle of a tyrannical regime. Having written with their collective pen a check that someone else's son or daughter in the Connecticut State Police will have to cash in blood -- their own or the designated victims of the Courant, but probably both -- it is to be hoped that the Courant editorial board will have the courage of its.convictions and will, individually or collectively, lead the first raid parties.
In the meantime, it is my honor to present on behalf of Julius Streicher (currently unavailable and burning in Hell) this award for the Courant’s fearless advocacy of state-sponsored violence in service of collectivist tyranny.
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