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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 06:40 AM

48. pot kettle weiss

“You see,” Weiss continued, “if it {NY guncontrol Safe Act} was really so courageous a bill, and it took so much courage to pass it, then why was it done in the middle of the night when no one could see it or read it? That’s not courage. That’s a mafia style sit-down to divvy up what’s good for the bosses.”

yet I bet weiss wouldn't say boo to this: .. for ordinary citizens to obtain permits to carry concealed weapons.. wanted Michigan to join the growing number of states where carrying a concealed gun is the right -- sneaked the legislation through in a lame duck session (and managed to immunize it from potential referendum)

repeat Weiss: .. was really so courageous a bill, and it took so much courage to pass it, then why was it done in the middle of the night when no one could see it or read it? That’s not courage. That’s a mafia style sit-down to divvy up what’s good for the bosses

I think one difference is that the NY Safe Act had the votes to pass it regardless of a 3 day wait period, whereas the michigan ccw bill was more, debateable, & actually went against the ubiquitous yet ubiquitously tread upon 'will of the people'.

“Courage,”{weiss} added, “is taking the right and true course of action, not the politically expedient one and anyone who is proud of this law must also be proud of .. imprisoning Japanese citizens in World War II, since all these actions were spurred on by emotional fear and rammed through in the name of public safety.”

Japanese citizens were not really 'imprisoned' but rather relocated to an equivalent of past 'reservations' for native americans. Post war, many jap-ams stayed on in their internment camps since they'd grown accustomed to them & actually enjoyed them (or had no better places to go), so weiss should not label them 'prisons'.
Japanese Americans then were surely safer in those internment camps than not, & surely hundreds of Japanese American lives were 'saved' thereby. War hysteria & all.

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