Mayor Daley Out Of Touch With The People

Mayor Daley is not happy with the decision by the Supreme Court that says the Second Amendment applies to the states. He is an anti gun politician and he wants guns banned. He has no concern for the Constitution or for freedom. He only cares about power and how to get rich through Chicago corruption.

The people of Chicago see things a bit differently. They are happy with the decision. Some indicate that they have weapons to protect themselves even though the weapons are illegal (by virtue of the gun ban). People are willing to break the law to ensure their safety.

Daley cares not one bit and he vowed to enact a new law that will make it extremely difficult to own a gun. These tactics usually involve undue barriers that prevent people, particularly the poor, from getting weapons. The very same tactics that liberals used after slavery to terrorize the freemen.

Why should Daley care? He has armed guards to protect him.

At least the people get it. As one person puts it:

Another neighbor, 50-year-old Charlene Figgins, thinks Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is living in a different Chicago than she is and that he doesn’t understand the citizens’ need for protection.

She says it can take 30 minutes for police to respond to calls for help in her neighborhood. She says the mayor doesn’t have that problem. Chicago Tribune

Or as the bumper sticker says, when seconds count the police are minutes away.

9-1-1, government sponsored dial a prayer…

Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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11 Responses to “Mayor Daley Out Of Touch With The People”

  1. Daley understands perfectly well. He’s the scion of Chicago’s most powerful political family, the very pinnacle of the “Chicago machine.” He wants Chicagoans to be and feel defenseless; it’s at the core of machine politics that the common man should look to the political elite for every necessity — and isn’t defense against predation the first of all necessities?

    Remember always that The State is based on threat. If you don’t feel threatened, at least in potential, you won’t submit to political authority, nor allow it to pick your pocket. And politicans of every stripe know that full well.

  2. Adam says:

    “The very same tactics that liberals used after slavery to terrorize the freemen.”

    Stop re-writing history. Do you think the South switched from liberalism and became conservative somehow over time? No. It has always been conservative. You like to blur the line between party ID and political ideology but you’re telling lies. You know this. It’s basic history.

  3. Big Dog says:

    Has always been conservative? You seem to think that there have not been different definitions of liberal or conservative over the years. During that time liberal was used to describe people of entirely different views as in revolutionary liberals vs classical liberals.

    Some factions of liberalism believed in small government (quite a contradiction from today) but the south was full of liberals.

    Here is an excerpt:

    Historian Emory Thomas compared the correspondence sent by the Confederate government in the first year of its existence to different governments. He writes, “The Southern nation was by turns a guileless people attacked by a voracious neighbor, an ‘established’ nation in some temporary difficulty, a collection of bucolic aristocrats making a romantic stand against the banalities of industrial democracy, a cabal of commercial farmers seeking to make a pawn of King Cotton, an apotheosis of nineteenth-century nationalism and revolutionary liberalism, or the ultimate statement of social and economic reaction.” Link

    We also know that both conservatives and liberals were foir and against slavery and that there were plenty of ideologies at the time. And during the Civil War BOTH sides claimed to champion the conservative cause.

    While there are many grades of liberal and conservative and people from both ideologies were on opposite sides of the issues, the revolutionary liberals dominated the Confederates. And no, the South has not always been conservative. It has been both and was REVOLUTIONARY LIBERAL.

    • Adam says:

      It’s not that I think liberalism and conservatism have had one meaning each. That I agree with.

      Rather what I mean to say is that speaking in modern terms the ideology we know as conservative is much more in line with the South and the Democratic party up until the party realignments between the New Deal and the civil rights movement. The ideology we know as liberal (or progressive) is much more in line with the North and the Republican Party until the same realignments saw conservatives switch parties.

      You can say the Republicans freed the slaves and Democrats passed Jim Crow but it is completely meaningless as a political argument. The party itself is only a shell around an ideology which has remained fairly similar since the Civil War.

      • Big Dog says:

        I don’t think the ideologies have remained the same nor do I think the atrocities that occurred were specific to one ideology. The ideology you ascribe to the north is more in line with conservative values of small unintrusive government and I believe might have more closely mirrored what we now call libertarianism.

        To say Democrats were the conservatives of today or that Republicans were the liberals of today white washes the complex multiple beliefs that varied between the parties and among memebrs of the parties as well.

        It is easy to say that conservatives were the oppressors or that liberals were the oppressors but it is more complex than that since there were varying degrees and those people you might call conservative were labeled as some faction of the liberal parties. We certainly know that the people like Byrd and his generation were not conservative but were definitely racists who opposed desegregation and equal rights.

        There are these kinds of people in both parties back then and now but those who were Republican back then were probably moderates who were close to Libertarian rather than liberal or conservative.

        The confederates and those who were once so were revolutionary liberals during and after the war.

        • Adam says:

          “To say Democrats were the conservatives of today or that Republicans were the liberals of today white washes the complex multiple beliefs…”

          I agree for the most part. That’s why I said “more in line” and was not trying to argue they are 100% equal. But if you feel this way about it why do you say things like “tactics that liberals used after slavery…”? Do you honestly think that because you found a reference to the phrase “revolutionary liberalism” that anyone in the South considered themselves to be liberal or were even remotely close in ideology to liberals today? I have to call BS on that one.

        • Adam says:

          And for the record I’m pretty sure the term “revolutionary liberalism” is in reference to the Enlightenment era “liberal” ideas fought for in our revolution. I cannot to find a single reference to confederates as being “revolutionary liberals” outside of the quote you cited.

    • Save yourself the effort, BD. Remember what Adam is: a left-liberal. To one such, denying guns to law-abiding citizens is simply morally obligatory, and don’t you dare suggest it was ever an aspect of racial discrimination.

      Left-liberals like Adam come here to rewrite history because we are aware of it and respect it. There’s no history as such at a left-liberal’s site; everything that embarrasses their views goes down the memory hole. That’s required by their presumption of moral superiority.

      Say, Adam: Do you happen to know the genesis of the phrase Saturday Night Special?” I’ll be rather surprised if you can tell us…without looking at the link.

  4. Blake says:

    Daley- now there’s somebody who is just begging to be buried on the 50 yard line in Chicago Stadium. His heritage alone practically screams “mob hit!”
    Hey- I would buy tickets- that would be worth it.

  5. Big Dog says:

    I believe the term revolutionary liberalism got its start in the French Revolution…