Things you can’t say at an anti-gun rally?
Doesn’t matter what you do, or what you say, someone is going to find fault with you. Mike Turner is as pro-gun as they come, and has an “A” rating by the NRA. Me, I have the strongest anti-gun platform out there- see www.electesrati.com/guncontrol
Today at Courthouse Square, I wasn’t the perfect candidate.
In describing the difference between me, the veteran, and Turner the lawyer, I quote one of “Shakespeare’s most famous lines”
The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.
Source: Let’s kill all the lawyers – Wikipedia
After my speech, I am approached by two well meaning folks who were offended- you can’t say that.
Well, then, I guess you’re going to vote for Turner…?
Wikipedia continues with the different interpretations of the line:
The line has been interpreted in different ways: criticism of how lawyers maintain the privilege of the wealthy and powerful; implicit praise of how lawyers stand in the way of violent mobs; and criticism of bureaucracy and perversions of the rule of law.
Source: Kornstein, Daniel (1994). Kill All the Lawyers?: Shakespeare’s Legal Appeal. Princeton University Press. p. 26–34. ISBN 0-8032-7821-7
My prescriptions for real gun control measures run well outside of background checks, red-flag laws, or other stop-gap measures. I advocate that you must be a part of a “well-regulated militia” and the weapons should be stored in armories. If I hadn’t had surgery on my shoulder on Tuesday- I’d have a full video of my speech ready for you- but, I’m limited in what I could carry.
I consider the interpretation of the 2nd Amendment to be a perversion of the rule of law- in that no one should have to worry about being shot in America as part of their daily life. In the last year alone- over 40,000+ Americans died by gun. That’s approaching the US Military loses in 20 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan 52K.
The reality is, there is never a perfect candidate. Those that ask for them are asking for wishy washy. Former NY Mayor Ed Koch once said:
If you agree with me on 9 out of 12 issues, vote for me. If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.
I’m running for Congress against Mike Turner. I’m running to win. I’m running because we can’t keep accepting a puppet of the military industrial complex as our congressman.
I hope you’ll forgive my imperfections.
Mike will clean your clock. Thank god.
Probably best not to speak about killing anyone, especially these days.
Especially at an anti-gun rally.
Yes, it’s perfectly legal to utter those words. But that doesn’t make it a good idea.
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
Billy: Turner will clean his clock, thank Gerrymandering. God is uninvolved. If some supreme, benevolent being were involved, Turner would be suffering boils for his hypocrisies.
@Ruddick- your epic negativity is par for the course. The reality is the Dems have run a whole bunch of other folks- and they’ve all lost by 12% or more. They blamed gerrymandering- yet, none of them ever had a compelling message, or knew how to run a campaign.
There are several scenarios that may play out before Nov 8-
The trial of Trump and the insurrectionists- where the true nature of the Republican party is put on display.
The reversal of Roe v Wade- banning abortion and motivating female voters to vote the GOP into submission.
More mass shootings and carnage- and the continuation of nothing.
And, possibly, a FOIA case in Dayton Ohio breaks the news cycle showing that the Feds were running Manchurian Candidates- and only one person caught them doing it.
But, if indeed, my clock gets cleaned- Turner will be left with a lot to answer for.
And note, this district isn’t as Red as it’s been before.
…kill all the lawyers? The Old Bandito thinks that’s a great idea. Let’s start with the divorce attorney my ex had. Do that and you’ll have the Bandito’s vote…