A little reminder that multicultural, moral equivalent, political correctness on goes so far …
If you can’t see the video in the email version of this post, it can be found here.
And a moment of silence for our friends and allies, the Australians because they do not have a Second Amendment to protect their unalienable rights to self-defense and against the tyrannical actions of the international socialist movement.
Australia’s 1996 Gun Confiscation Didn’t Work – And it Wouldn’t Work in America
But the Australian 1996 National Agreement on Firearms was not a benign set of commonsense gun-control rules: It was a gun-confiscation program rushed through the Australian parliament just twelve days after a 28-year-old man killed 35 people with a semi-automatic rifle in the Tasmanian city of Port Arthur. The Council of Foreign relations summarizes the Aussie measure nicely:
The National Agreement on Firearms all but prohibited automatic and semiautomatic assault rifles, stiffened licensing and ownership rules, and instituted a temporary gun buyback program that took some 650,000 assault weapons (about one-sixth of the national stock) out of public circulation. Among other things, the law also required licensees to demonstrate a “genuine need” for a particular type of gun and take a firearm safety course.
The Australian gun-homicide rate had already been quite low and had been steadily falling in the 15 years prior to the Port Arthur massacre. And while the mandatory buyback program did appear to reduce the rate of accidental firearm deaths, Baker and McPhedran found that “the gun buy-back and restrictive legislative changes had no influence on firearm homicide in Australia.”
Gun confiscation is not happening in the United States any time soon. But let’s suppose it did. How would it work? Australia’s program netted, at the low end, 650,000 guns, and at the high end, a million. That was approximately a fifth to a third of Australian firearms. There are about as many guns in America as there are people: 310 million of both in 2009. A fifth to a third would be between 60 and 105 million guns. To achieve in America what was done in Australia, in other words, the government would have to confiscate as many as 105 million firearms. And an American mandatory gun-confiscation program — in addition to being unconstitutional — would be extraordinarily coercive, and perhaps even violent. There is no other way around it: The mandatory confiscation of the American citizenry’s guns would involve tens of thousands of heavily armed federal agents going door-to-door to demand of millions of Americans that they surrender their guns. That. Is. Not. Going. To. Happen. If the president and gun-control activists want to keep saying “Australia” in response to every shooting in America, they should at least be honest about what exactly they are proposing. <Source>
Bottom line …
You want an example of moral equivalence?
One, the United States Constitution is not a suicide pact.
Two, there is nothing in the Constitution that provides for unchecked, and dangerous immigration on “humanitarian” grounds.
Three, far more dangerous to Americans is the degree of political corruption where foreign sovereign entities, that use state-sponsored terrorism as a business model for revenue generation or to prevent an existential threat to their leadership, can purchase political influence or use American-subsidiaries to advance their agenda.
Looking at the flow of immigrants from the Middle East, one might ask where are the families, women and children, of these 18-34 year-old immigrants? And, why are we allowing unaccompanied male immigrants of military and militant age into the country? An even better question is why we are allowing Middle Eastern students to attend our universities – traditional hotbeds of radicalism in the Middle East? One look at the University of California at Irvine makes the point.
It is time we took action against those corrupt politicians who push an anti-America agenda in return for temporary political power. It is time that we re-label Islam as a political movement with a religious foundation instead of a religion with a political component.
We are so screwed when we pretend all is well in our government and our country.
-- steve - steve
Full disclosure: I am a life member (patron level) of the National Rifle Association.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius