Wednesday, January 20, 2016


I don't understand. I really don't. There is a significant portion of American citizens who are afraid. Not of heights or public speaking. Not spiders or snakes. They are afraid of their own government. That same creaky wagon full of suits and ties that can't get come together long enough to do much more than argue with one another until it's time to head out on the campaign trail to beg for the opportunity return to arguing with one another. That government. It makes sense that we should all be frustrated by the dysfunctional mass of bureaucracy, but fear? These are the people who are going to take our guns away? I'm not convinced. I'll believe it when they can decide to get rid of pennies.
What does all this fear generate? Stuff like this: Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida who is currently part of a cabal who would like to be the second member of their party to occupy the White House this century, bought a gun. On Christmas Eve. It was a gift, not for a constituent, or a friend. It was for himself.And his family. Marco Rubio bought a gun, he says, to protect him and his family from terrorists. “I have a right to protect my family,” Rubio said in an interview on  “Face TheNation” last Sunday. “I have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us. In fact, if ISIS were to visit us or our communities at any moment, the last line of defense between ISIS and my family is the ability I have to protect my family from them or from a criminal or anyone else seeing to do us harm. Millions of Americans feel that way.
Millions of Americans he says. Millions of Americans who do not have access to Secret Service protection. Of course, it should be noted that Senator Rubio does not currently enjoy this protection. He will only receive that kind of attention if he remains a "major candidate" within one hundred twenty days of the election. In the meantime, that good guy with a gun theory will be tested as he navigates the mean streets of Iowa and beyond. And all the while, he will have to live with the knowledge that people like Hillary Clinton already has an armed detail surrounding her at all times. 
And so does Donald Trump.Makes you wonder just exactly what Marco wants that gun for. Maybe it's dare. Maybe someone will dumb enough to try and take that gun away. Maybe that someone will be Donald Trump. 

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