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.

 

 

 

 

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