Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:31 PM
applegrove (66,752 posts)
"Norquist & the NRA, Yup He's On Their Board of Directors"
Norquist & the NRA, Yup He's On Their Board of Directors
by 51percent at Daily Kos
Grover Norquist is on the board of directors of the NRA.
It's the perfect illustration of what's wrong with this country. There was a time when the politician who won elections was the one who touted "I will represent you, not special interests!"
It's easy to understand why Norquist finds himself at home on the National Rifle Association Board of Directors. The organization pays a lot of lip service to "freedom," even going so far as to call itself "the nation's oldest civil rights organization," but it's always willing to trample the freedom of others who get in its way. For example, the NRA had no problem pushing Congress to close the courts to lawsuits by victims of gun violence in order to protect its financiers in the gun industry. The NRA has also not hesitated to dismantle the presumption of innocence when it allows gun owners to shoot first and ask questions later.
From suppressing the democratic aspirations of millions of Africans to helping corporations fleece taxpayers to pushing worker/employer relations back to the Gilded Age, Norquist has proven by his actions that his brand of "freedom" is every bit as tainted as the NRA's. With the promise of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" now becoming an impossible dream for most Americans, we can see where their vision is leading us. No one should equate Norquist and the NRA with the real values that have made this country a glowing beacon of individual liberty for the last 235 years: political equality, commitment to the rule of law, and pluralism.
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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:37 PM
freshwest (49,999 posts)
3. Direct links: Defund government for the plutocrats > NRA > ALEC > SYG...
Koch funded ALEC, Libertarian think tanks, The Tea Party, Ayn Rand worshipping Ryan along with the John Birch Society > The Patriot Movement > Conspiracy Pundits..
All Anti-woman, anti-union, anti-environment, anti-regulation, anti-gay, racist, anti-socialist, anti-public schools and workers, anti-science, pro-theocratic, dirty power and privatization.
What a sickening gang of villains. The circle is complete.