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Response to Eleanors38 (Reply #46)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 09:35 AM

49. "Why are you so concerned about regarding his proposed response?"

Not sure I understand your question, but I'll respond anyway.

One of the major themes in Weiss' speech was that he and his friends fought/died in Iraq protecting our Constitutional rights, only to see those rights taken away when he returned to his country. He's definitely wrong on the first count, and I think he's wrong on the 2nd as well (double entendre' with 2nd Amendment).

When responding to an argument, it's rather essential to point out the flaws in that argument. I think you're just miffed at my use of the word FOOL. Well, he was passionate and so am I. I am outraged that our soldiers were sacrificed for the lies and greed of those who used the flag and "Support Our Troops!" as shields against valid criticism of a corrupt war, and it sickens me when those soldiers heartily embrace the lies and serve as role models for the next wave of young citizens to step forward and be sacrificed for the greed & ambition of the 1%. Aaron Weiss is a grown man and supposedly a very tough one; if he's going to loudly express his opinions on a critically important issue with the lives of children in the balance, he should be tough enough to hear his opinion shot down in harsh terms.

If he's so concerned about the lives of minority children being killed on the streets of Chicago (my home town), he should passionately argue for a nationwide system of background checks and tough laws against straw purchasers for criminals and gangbangers. Chicago has some strict gun control laws, but all they have to do is go across the border into Indiana to pick up the Saturday night specials used for killing the children Weiss pretended to care about. But since he's admanat that his "rights" trump dead children, it's quite obvious that was a red herring race card to smear gun control advocates.

Do you or don't you think children should be protected from the flood of easily obtainable guns on our streets and in the hands of criminals or lunatics by making those guns at least a little bit harder to obtain? If so, and Sandy Hook was the straw that finally broke the back of public compacency, do you think it's reasonable to cite the dead minority children in an effort to PREVENT legislation that would protect those children??!!!

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