The sword may be mightier than
Subj: Chasing the wrong answer
Date: 08/17/2001 10:13:52 PM MDT
Read your editorial in all its
slanted, inglorious ignorance. Apparently you are unaware of the Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Federalist
and AntiFederalist Papers, the myriad explanations of the Second Amendment of
the Bill of Rights by the Founding Fathers of this nation and Patriots of the
American Revolution, pamphleteers of the day and other right-minded citizens. I
have a feeling you went to public school.
I assume you have access to the
Internet (you know, the one your hero algore fathered). At the speed of roughly
186 million miles per second, information retrieval via this means would be just
a bit faster than hoofing it to the public library to avail yourself of this
information. But what do I know? After all, I am just a "bozo" walking
around disguised as an American woman. According to another of your uninformed
yet highly elitist ilk ("Congresswoman" Loretta Sanchez), I should get
married rather than carry a firearm for my safety. What happens next if I do
take that advice and my husband gets shot because you want to disarm him? Oops.
I'm disarmed, too. Bang, bang, I'm dead anyway, married or not. So much for the
Sanchez theory of self-defense.
Can you explain to me why the dire
predictions of blood running in the streets following concealed carry never
materialized in Florida, in Arizona, in Oregon, in Texas? Where are the
retractions from those savants who made those prognostications? Why are they
still bleating about the same nonoccurrence whenever another state declares
right to carry plans?
Apparently 33 states have grown
tired of this dissembling because you are the boys who cried wolf once too
often. Well, the wolf is still around. Here's a hint: he's the one carrying
weapons despite all the insane laws you want passed and have passed. Give up?
Here's another clue (you have to fill in the blanks): he's a C_ _ _ _ _ _ L who
doesn't give a rat's you-know-what about ANY law. If he were a responsible,
law-abiding citizen, he would be one of the 80 million plus people who did not
kill anyone today with their firearms. How do you explain that? And before you
try, let me warn you I am not public school educated, I was not brainwashed by
the NEA version of revisionist history, and I live and THINK in Bill O'Reilley's
"NO SPIN ZONE".
I was reading the Classics in
their original languages before you were ever thought of. And just why does any
enforcement body have to approve of my RIGHT to keep and bear arms? They didn't
give me this right and they certainly have no right to refuse it to me or try to
pre-empt it from any law-abiding citizen of this country. Is this too
complicated for you to comprehend? If so, maybe you better get an education.
Then you might learn to read and actually understand what you have read. Then
you might learn how to research your articles before you go off uninformed. Then
maybe all your cohorts in the Fourth Estate might actually have some sense of
esteem restored to your profession. Lies, no matter how many times repeated,
remain lies. No truth is ever a lie. Learn the difference, or you may find, to
your dismay, that one day the sword may be mightier than the pen.
Nancy M. Siebern
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