Did anyone watch “Meet the Press” this morning? NRA V.P. spoke in terms of being threatened by the petition to ban assault weapons. Apparently hundreds of thousands of people signed all the petitions that had been processed. LaPierre came off like a crazy man blaming the media for promoting a ban on these terrible war weapons. I am not against guns, I have a daughter who has been trained to protect Americans and she is against the assault weapons that find themselves in bad hands.
My family has been involved in protecting the people and I never have feared the use of weapons. What the NRA is promoting is a new level of armed volunteers to end up in all our schools. I’m not certain that our local police should use assault weapons. Now it is the Conservative part of the GOP who is behind LaPierre in his desire to assault weapon to be issued to our local governments. Again it is turning into another level of division among our federal government Congress. I had a friend who was a big game hunter and he never found a use for assault weapons.
Will the GOP Conservative groups now stand behind the NRA? Is it because the NRA financed the reelection of the GOP candidates? Have we gone that insane that half our federal government will back the madness of the NRA?
I was horrified when the GOP sided with the abortion prohibitions and tired to keep babies being born after a women was raped. How much more of this insanity must we have to put up with from the GOP under the force of the Evangelicals? The GOP wants to take America back to the awful pilgrims who were the original white supremacists. They tried to wipe out women’s choices and I could not believe how far they went on this issue. The whole movement of individual freedoms being extended to all Americans is now trying to be removed.
One of the subjects I spoke to Eddie Tabash about was forcing a return to the separation of church and state. Which would again introduce freedoms to all Americans. It should not have a connection but when President Bush 43 was put into the White House, his association with Pat Robertson removed the freedoms from all minorities with women leading the list. This last election introduced a new attack on voting minorities when they were supposed to show new ID cards that had never been issued before. Voting places were removed so that the working class had to take a day off just to register before they could vote. The elderly who did not drive had no ability to get an ID with a picture and a date. What the hell is going on in America?
This was all described to all of us and we did show support for President Obama but why did they reinstate the House of Representatives who had been the problem for years? I know that my forum where I worked for many years spent a lot of time and money going over all the issues that would be on the ballot on November 6th. But across the USA the percentage of Conservatives were swept back in office. At least Romney was sent home.
Before the next election do we have to go over all the terms of equality again? Will the next election open the government to be under the power of the Religious Right? Must I go back to the “Death With Dignity” again? Must we have to return to the rights for Gays to marry? Must we have to battle the Boards of Education to allow science to explain how the earth was formed and the human race was allowed to evolve? We won these battles once and now because we did not unseat the Tea Party religious nuts, we may have to do it all over again.
I worked around the clock for the last 13 years trying to keep freedoms out of the hands of the religious wingnuts.