The following is my opinion. Feel free to disagree. I really don’t care. I long ago have realized there is no use arguing with damn fools and greedy bastards, so this article is directed only to you Americans who have brains and compassion.
It took some time, but at long last, we have arrived at a place where the damn fools and greedy bastards have taken over our country, entirely. I’ll show you how.
Consider the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. They are written very sparingly. In only 45 words, the First Amendment guarantees our freedoms of religion, speech, the press; assembly, and complaint to the government.
All those freedoms for everyone, in just 45 words — no wasted words, there.
The longest Amendment in the Bill of Rights is the 5th. It says that to be tried for a serious crime, the evidence first must be presented to a Grand Jury; you can’t be tried twice for the same crime; you can’t be forced to testify against yourself, or jailed without due process, or your property taken without compensation.
All those guarantees in just 108 words. No extra verbiage.
The shortest Amendment is #8 — just 16 words. It’s so spare, I can’t even summarize it. Here it is in its entirety: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Three guarantees in 16 words. Talk about terse. You’d think the founding fathers had to pay a dollar for every word. Back in 1791, when the original Bill of Rights was ratified, the authors knew how to write. No wasted paragraphs. No unneeded flowery language. Everything straight to the point.
There is one, just one, Amendment where a recent Supreme Court ruled that the authors not only didn’t know what they were writing about, but that they included lots of unneeded words. Suddenly, the otherwise parsimonious authors had stuck in a bunch of wasted words.
That wasteful Amendment has just 27 words, but of those 27 words, nearly half — 13 — are completely meaningless. The authors, who otherwise were so linguistically frugal, apparently decided to toss in those extra words, for no reason other than perhaps for self-amusement.
I am talking about the 2nd Amendment, and the meaningless words are: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,”
The damn fools of a recent Supreme Court (one of the damn fools, ironically a self-declared “originalist,” is dead), arbitrarily decided that the brilliant authors of the Bill of Rights, after lengthy and arduous consideration and debate, had no reason to include those 13 words.
And because of that decision by the recent Supreme Court’s damn fools, at least 17 people were killed and more wounded in a Florida school shooting, Wednesday.
This wasn’t the first school shooting; it won’t be the last. There will be dozens more, hundreds more, thousands more — all because of damn fools and greedy bastards.
As the New York Times published:
When a gunman killed 20 first graders and six adults with an assault rifle at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, it rattled Newtown, Conn., and reverberated across the world. Since then, there have been at least 239 school shootings nationwide. In those incidents, 438 people were shot, 138 of whom were killed.
Here we are, only 2½ months into 2018, and already this year there have been eight U.S. school shootings that have resulted in injury or death.
You send your kids to school, thinking they will be safe, but if the growing trend holds, America will suffer 4 or 5 school shootings next month.
And that’s just school shootings. It doesn’t include all the other thousands of shootings — individual shootings, group shootings, mass shootings.
Tomorrow, guns will kill about 96 Americans, of whom 7 will be children and teens. The next day, about 96 more will die, including another 7 children and teens.
The day after tomorrow, 96 more will die. The next day, another 96, and again and again, next week, next month, next year, the bell will toll 96 times every day.
The ongoing slaughter never will end so long as the damn fools and the greedy bastards are in charge.
Who are the damn fools? As we said, the current Supreme Court. But it goes well beyond those few. It includes the damn fool American who doesn’t understand that though he may be a “good guy,” his demand for gun ownership also allows all the bad neighborhood idiots to own guns.
He’s not smart enough to realize that by voting against gun control, he endangers his own life.
These are the damn fools who think they can protect themselves against “bad guys” by guns in their homes or on the street. (Well, maybe, if they always keep the gun loaded and never let it leave their hands, and keep it from their kids and their angry wife.)
It includes the damn fools who justify, not only handguns, but high-powered rifles, the primary use for which is to kill fellow Americans.
What next for the damn fools? Everyone to carry bazookas and hand grenades, just so that they themselves can carry a bazooka and hand grenade, too?
Are they damn fool enough to think this will make them safer, too? (Why not? Carrying a bazooka is “bearing arms,” just as the 2nd Amendment says. Nothing is too extreme for damn fools.)
Tomorrow, 96 Americans will die, but the damn fools say guns don’t kill, and anyway, cars kill, and knives kill, and hammers kill, so who cares about guns killing day after day after day?
And meanwhile, the damn fools in the Supreme Court continue to insist that the words, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,” were included after long and careful consideration, but for no reason at all.
And then, who are the greedy bastards? Let’s begin with the gun manufacturers: Sturm Ruger, Remington Outdoor, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Sig Sauer, et al. If you want to read more about these companies, click greedy, uncaring bastards.
Their CEO’s claim to be oh-so-concerned about gun safety, but I suspect they’d machine gun their mothers if it meant a couple extra dollars in their pockets. Just a hunch.
Then comes the National Rifle Association (NRA), which claims it is “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization. “Civil rights organization?? Gimme a break.
The NAACP is a civil rights organization. The ACLU is a civil rights organization. The NRA is a shill for the gun manufacturers, paid millions to take the heat for gun killings, while the manufacturers hide in the shadows, raking in billions in blood money.
The next class of greedy bastards is the politicians, bribed to vote against anything that resembles gun control, because as you know, everyone needs a high powered, semi-automatic rifle, with a telescopic sight, silencer, and a large magazine, to stop a burglar in the house or a robber on the street.
These all represent the people who have children’s blood on their hands, the people who know full well that their products will primarily be used for killing innocents, but don’t really give a damn, so long as the dollars flow in.
But the above mentioned greedy bastards couldn’t do their damage if it weren’t for one other set of damn fools, who believe they need guns to protect themselves from the rest of the American public, and those damn fools are themselves the American, gun-owning public.
Yes, there are some smart gun owners and some compassionate gun owners, but as a group, these are the least intelligent, least caring, least giving humans God ever created.
These are the damn fools, who upon hearing that children and other innocents have been gunned down, show their pity first by denying that guns kill people, and then by rushing out to buy more guns, so there will be plenty in the pipeline for every nut in America.
To show how incredibly stupid the situation has become, we have laws against fully automatic weapons. But why? The 2nd Amendment says nothing about fully automatic weapons.
Tell me one reason why there is a law against fully automatic guns, and I’ll show you why that same logic applies to every gun now legal in America.
In short, there is no logic, there are no facts that won’t be dismissed by gun nuts, out of hand.
America is being ruled by damn fools who believe that allowing any idiot to own a gun makes them safer, and by greedy bastards who are happy to sell what the damn fools want to buy, despite the daily carnage.
Now we’ll end with a special message to you who fight against gun controls:
Tomorrow ninety-six of your fellow Americans, some of whom are children, will die from guns. You are the cause.
If the good Lord favors justice, tomorrow’s ninety-six dead would be comprised entirely of you damn fools and greedy bastards.
Sadly, we must pray for the innocent children whom you kill, every day.
If you truly want to “Make America Great, Again,” have the courage and the compassion to disavow the gun lobby and the ridiculous, twisted interpretations of the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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