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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 [1]

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 [2]

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. [3] Princeton University Press [4]. p. 26–34. ISBN [5] 0-8032-7821-7 [6]

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 [7].

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 [8]:

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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Mike will clean your clock. Thank god.

Dave C.

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.

Thomas E Ruddick

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.

ice Bandit

…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…