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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, October 2, 2015

Would This Work?

A former classmate of mine posted on Facebook that all of us who oppose the gun culture in this country should join the NRA and vote Jon Stewart in as its president.  I heard something similar back around the time of Columbine (or was it Stockton, or was it Oklahoma City, or was it...).

It's an interesting idea.  I'd worry about giving the NRA a temporary cash infusion from new members, but exactly how could they be any stronger than they are now?  Most of their money comes from arms manufacturers, and that money would dry up as soon as the coup was detected.  And even if you could orchestrate a swift and decisive coup against Wayne LaPierre, the gun makers would just shift their resources elsewhere.

Absent a Democratic Congress and a fifth Democratic Supreme Court Justice, we are going to continue to drown in the blood of innocents.

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