Warning: Put down any scissors or sharp objects before reading the following quote: “This is the price of freedom. Violent nuts are allowed to roam free until they do damage, no matter how threatening they are." Such is the wit and wisdom of Bill O'Reilly. You remember Bill. He had a TV show, once upon a time. Now he's a blogger.
Just like me.
Okay. Not at all like me, except that he has a place on Al Gore's Internet to scribble his thoughts. To let us all know that he is still very much alive and kicking. And making sure that we all know it. Even if it means begging for an appearance on his pal Sean Hannity's Faux News Channel program. It's what Faux News Bros do for one another.
But back to this Bill Blog. He was giving us his no-spin version of how our country works. Violent nuts get to roam free, until they do damage: We cannot hope to keep guns out of their hands because the founding fathers of our great republic wanted an AK-47 in everyone's living room. Or something like that. It's really hard to discern the reality from the argy-bargy in Bill-Bo's rhetoric. Like this: “The Second Amendment is clear that Americans have a right to arm themselves for protection. Even the loons.”
I don't think that our founding fathers mentioned "loons" in the Constitution. Little known fact, Ben Franklin initially hoped to make the Loon our national bird, but that's a discussion for later. The right to bear arms, even for the Loons, shall not be infringed. Even if the Loon in question happened to want to bear a couple dozen semi-automatic rifles? That's the price of freedom, according to Bill.
This is a guy who has spent the last few years literally killing all manner of historical figures: Jesus, Reagan, Patton, England. His vision of history seems expressly connected to death. And conspiracy. Because that's the price of freedom. Free speech and all. Bill has had an ax to grind as long as I can remember, but I will not infringe on his right to grind an ax. But does every Loon really need a machine gun to make us all free?