Political Blame Game

Of course, the political blame game continues in full force today. Everyone is yelling and pointing fingers. The left is in full attack mode, blaming the right. The right is in full defense mode, pointing out all the times that the left has used the exact same words. But few people are actually blaming the shooter.

I like what Pat Buchanan has to say. I like his comparison to the 1933 assassination and the swift justice. But that’s not the political reality of today, is it?

I’d like to mention one other aspect of this story. I know it’s not going to be a popular opinion. In fact, it might even get me tossed from this blog. Big Dog, it’s your blog, and if you feel my views are too far out there, feel free to let me know. But I have been thinking about this since yesterday, and I think it needs to be pointed out, even if it’s only to the four or five readers of this blog.

First, I want to point out, I’m not in favor of violence to achieve political ends. I don’t believe it can work in this country. I don’t like violence at all. I think defensive violence is justified. But I do not think that this shooter should have shot the Congresswoman. I don’t support him, or anyone using violence against the system. In fact, as I have pointed out numerous times on this very blog, I don’t support using force against people to get them to make any decisions. I think using force to achieve political goals is wrong. But know who doesn’t? Do you know who believes in hiring mercenaries and using violence to reach political goals? I hate to say it, but Gabby Giffords does.

When she supported the Obamacare bill, she supported legislation that will force people to spend money the way she wants them to spend money. And that legislation hires policemen to make people pay. And if you don’t pay, that very legislation will send police to your house to jail or kill you if you do not do as Mrs. Giffords says. That’s not my opinion, that’s a fact.

So again, I do not support using violence to get my way. I don’t think Mrs. Giffords, or anyone else, should be shot for disagreeing with my political views. I’m not blaming Mrs. Giffords, I only blame the person who pulled the trigger. I pray for Mrs. Giffords and everyone else shot, and I hope she recovers. But I don’t see how people can be too surprised at violence used here — because the government supports using violence against people to achieve their political ends every single day.

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3 Responses to “Political Blame Game”

  1. Big Dog says:

    Ogre you are entitled to your opinion and it will not get you bounced.

    I have no problem with violence when it is warranted. That is why we have a Second Amendment, to allow us to defend ourselves against tyranny, the very tyranny you describe.

    I swore to protect and defend the Constitution, not the people in DC and I will do that should it become necessary.

    I would like things to be peaceful but am prepared in case it is not.

    I pray for peace and prepare for war. That is what warriors do.

  2. Liberty Card says:

    I had an opportunity to study the Declaration of Independence as an instrument of revolution (you should read it if you haven’t, and teach it to your kids – it really is radical). But The Founders, in their divinely inspired brilliance, gave us the Constitution as the method peacefully waging a revolt.

    We needn’t be as violent as the DoI says, we need to armed with a sound education, and socially engaged so that we the people run the politicians, not the other way around.

    Cheers.
    Liberty Card

    “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.” Ecclesiastes 10:2

  3. Blake says:

    The Constitution gives us the means and method to, as you say, “peacefully wage a revolt- that is, as long as ALL parties agree to the rules in the Constitution. The minute one party or the other clearly steers wide of the rules and laws of the Constitution, then the fecal matter hits the air mover.
    As for Ms. Giffords, I too wish her a speedy recovery- already there are signs that she may recover most, if not all of her motor functions.
    As for the deranged man-(no, Not Sheriff Dupnik) I hope he gets exactly what he deserves.
    And as for saying “alleged”- when a man is tackled at the scene of the crime, had the pistol wrestled out of his hand, cuffed and read his rights AT THE SCENE, well, I think we can dispense with the wussy term, “alleged” in this case.