WE all have the right to live in a safe society.
Our World may not be perfect but we have to , have to stop this culture of guns solve problems.
They don’t and while we may have the ‘right’ to own guns, RESPONSIBILITY has to trump your right.
Mental illness might cause someone to pick up a gun but the gun does the killing.
Video games might cause somone to pick up a gun but the gun does the killing.
We can give me a thousands excuse why someone might pick up a gun….but the gun does the killing.
And when almost anyone can get a gun….RESPONSIBILITY has to be the only reason to own a gun.
‘An open letter written by Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (aka Joe The Plumber) to the families of those who were killed during Friday night’s shooting spree in Isla Vista, California’ :
“I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But…”
“As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights”.
Republican ‘family’ values……..
Phil Robertson :
“Mainly because these boys are waiting until they get to be about 20 years old before they marry ’em. Look, you wait until they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket.”
“You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16″.
@ : http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/12/30/phil_robertson_on_marriage_duck_dynasty_star_advised_men_to_find_15_year.html
‘Phil Robertson, the controversial star of “Duck Dynasty” will address the Republican Leadership Conference on Thursday in New Orleans, the conference announced on its website Tuesday’.
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/207307-duck-dynasty-star-to-address-gop-conference
**Note : Two things regarding religion.
Religion is a personal thing. I’ll keep my religion out of your face, you keep yours out of mine.
Two. We live in a society ruled by civil law. If you want to be ruled by religious law, that’s called a cult. You are welcomed to form one and you are welcomed to live in a Country that protects freedom of religion. But your cult is not my Government. The Constitution is my Government.
Had a post a while back (https://thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com/2014/05/24/teabagger-alert-stories-from-the-fringe-freaks-caught-on-camera-phil-robertson-spews-another-vile-homophobic-sermon-and-in-other-news-louisiana-gov-bobby-jindal-to-appear-in-duck-dy/)
to which I got this respone from a bigot : “Christians are required to judge gays”.
No they are not.
In fact, the Bible goes to great lenght to point out that judging is, if not a ‘sin’, at the very least unacceptable.
So I went through the ususal ‘prove it, show the Bible verse’ to which of couse he wouldn’t to which I pointed out the various ‘sins’ all the good Christians’ commit every day via Leviticus to which he repiled “Christians aren’t bound to follow OT law”.
See here’s the problem.
So if you’re not bound, as a good christian to follow the Old Testament, don’t use it to judge.
In any event, the above image was perfect for this.
Image via What Would Jack Do