Whew! Divide Between Gun Owners And Gun Grabbers Not As Bad As Between Slave/Non-Slave States

Guess which type of state people who believe in the 2nd Amendment would be considered. The Washington Post’s editorial page editor, Fred Hiatt, discusses the Red State/Blue State schism

In the week since modest gun control died in the Senate, those of us who don’t think guns make the country safer have been inclined to blame a few cowardly senatorswhose votes could have shifted the outcome.

Unfortunately, the problem is bigger than that. Contrary to what then-Sen. Barack Obama told us in his inspiring breakout speech to the Democratic convention of 2004, there is a blue America and a red America. And the colors have been deepening over the decade since Obama spoke.

I doubt they have deepened: politics have always been a dirty nasty business, and we’ve actually seen much more violence in the past over political issues. Heck, we’ve seen formalized duels between politicians, including a sitting Vice President. It’s just that with the rise of the Internet and 24 hour cable news we see more of the partisan strife.

Fred does point out that there is more partisan strife than just with guns: also abortion, immigration and simple legislation. Then we get

The encouraging news, if there is any, is that these patterns aren’t as immutable as they were, say, with the division between slave and free states before the Civil War. Populations shift over time, attitudes change, political parties evolve. The migration of foreign-born families into the heartland, for example, may help make immigration reform more achievable than it would be if immigrants were clustered only in traditional coastal cities. And, as Third Way’s Matt Bennett pointed out to me, polls show voters often are more moderate than their politicians, even in deep blue or bright red states.

Obviously, he’s comparing Red states to slave states, forgetting that the slave states were pretty much Democrat Party states. Confederacy president Jefferson Davis was…..a Democrat. Democrats institutionalized bigotry and racism in their party platforms, as well as being pro-slavery. They created the KKK. They opposed Civil Rights legislation. Heck, they now want “slavery” to the government. The Democrat party died out quite a bit on the old Confederacy states because of their racism and bigotry, allowing the Republican Party to become the leading party.

But, you want your Constitutionally guaranteed rights (and might oppose abortion on demand and giving illegal aliens, otherwise known as people who violated our national sovereignty and laws, amnesty) you’re almost as bad as being a slave holder.

The LA Times attempts something similar in regards to a schism (without the slave/non-slave states), failing to note that the gun laws were passed on mostly party lines, in a legislature with huge Democrat majorities. Oh, and that they already have draconian gun laws, but still have gun violence. And, yes, one of the laws they were trying to pass would grab guns.

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One Response to “Whew! Divide Between Gun Owners And Gun Grabbers Not As Bad As Between Slave/Non-Slave States”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    OMG… too early in the morning. You made me spew my coffee.

    In the week since modest gun control died in the Senate,

    modest? There was nothing modest about it. modest would be undoing restrictions, not increasing them.

    inclined to blame a few cowardly senators

    And thus we see his true political bias. He calls senators who stand up for the constitution instead of giving away our rights as “cowardly”.

    This is why there is a divide. Those who value freedom and our Constitutional protections are at a war against those who don’t – like this writer. They want us subservient slaves to the government masters while we want to be free men.

    There is no cause greater than to have these types of people overthrown and removed from places of leadership.

    Another point that he is greatly ignorant on:

    polls show voters often are more moderate than their politicians, even in deep blue or bright red states.

    He refuses to understand that people elect their representatives in this representative republic. Polls mean nothing. We, the people, elect those pols who follow the path closest to our own political and moral ideals.

    Of late, the Republican party has not voted with their morality while the Democrats have. And unfortunately, both parties’ choices have led to the same disastrous end – where we are now.

    The current immigration “battle” will once again test the moral center of the Repub party. Will our R-leaders throw out morality for political expediency and vote for the unconstitutional “amnesty” bill?

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