Today, like most mornings, Carson and I discussed items that were in the news.
Today, like most mornings, I had to apologize to her for the world she and her peers are inheriting from the generations before her.
Stupidity is rampant. Worse yet, it is embraced, touted as a virtue, fashionable, worn with pride. Face it, Sarah Palin made stupid the new black.
Decked out in the latest from Oscar de le Dullard is the town of Nelson, Georgia. A proposal is on the table to make gun ownership MANDATORY.
Yes, that's right. Mandatory.
(Shhhhhh? Hear that whirring sound? That's the sound of founding fathers spinning in their caskets.)
At the town meetin', braintrust and councilman, Duane Cronic, said "Basically this is a deterrent ordinance. It's no more than putting a sign in your front yard saying that 'ADT protects this home.' Now the person that may be there (checking) your home out to cause harm to you or your family to break into your house has to decide, 'When I break that door down, what's on the other side of that door?"
Oh, Duane, I know what's on the other side.
Nelson Police Chief Heath Mitchell supported the proposal and told the assemblage it is just a dandy idea.
"I think y'all are showing the people that you're in full support of the Constitution," Mitchell said. "And as far as the Second Amendment goes, that you stand behind it, you stand behind people's rights."
Personally, I stand behind learning to articulate better than that, Heath, especially when it comes to folks who are in charge of other folks. But hey, who needs proper grammar when y'all have a gun to speak for you? Y'all? Yins?
Sadly, this town would be the second to have a requirement like this on the books. Another Georgia town has had a gun ownership requirement in place since 1982.
This just adds to the list of things I find stunning in their hypocrisy.
These people believe it is ok for goverment - and yes, even a hillbilly city council is government - to tell people they MUST own a gun and ammunition, but they cry foul at government even suggesting better background checks, longer waiting periods, or heck, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN HEALTHCARE.
Conservative minds are frightening and it is why the Glenn Becks, Sarah Palins, Rush Limbaughs, and Sean Hannitys of the world are rich. They prey on those who are afraid of everything because they understand nothing. They don't WANT to know anything. And because they are completely intellectually incurious. So they buy the books, seed banks, gold coins, and bunkers these sheisters shill to them. Wrap it in a flag and they will buy it. Blame something on the black man in the White House and they will believe it. But ask them to actually learn something, research something, disrupt their simplistic inner narrative and the smoke pours from beneath the tin foil hat.
I live in a conservative state. Stupid should be the state flower, bird, and flag. Everyday I see and have to interact with these people who turn low effort thinking into an artform so I understand how a proposal like the one in Nelson will be turned into a law.
Of course they make a slight allowance in the proposal. Exemptions are made for those with physical or mental disabilities, "paupers," felons, and anyone who proves they oppose gun ownership based on belief or religious doctrine.
So basically the lady who brandished her loaded weapon over the $1 coupon at Walmart would be free and clear. She's not cray, she's just a patriot in love with her 2nd amendment right to act like a loon because she can't read a coupon. If she should accidentally shoot the baby in the next cart over, well, that's the price of freedom, right, y'all?
These are the same minds that get their ass in a fat knot when the First Lady even hints that our nation's children need to eat better - crying "Nanny State" - yet they think it is perfectly fine to force people to own a gun.
Again, I apologized to my daughter. The only bright side is that so many of the people writing the bills and proposals are getting up there in years. They will eventually die off.
Or in the case of Nelson, Georgia - accidentally shoot each other.