Worst Thing About Sheriff Clarke's Scattershot, Post-Newtown Rant
It isn't that he thinks people who favor more gun control are "sheep," or that he wants armed guards in every "public place" - - schools, malls, theaters - - or that he made his views known on a Tea Party website.
And I don't mind the angry tone: He's reacting to a massacre. People should be passionate about that.
It's that he dragged into his posting so much self-defeating and extraneous ideological refuse that you weren't sure if the item was real, or a spoof from The Onion.
Clarke opened with "Shame on liberals," then sprinkled more slams at "liberals," or "the left" or "socialistic" or, even "green projects..." in what followed.
The italics are mine.
Shame on liberals for exploiting tragedy once again in our country and try to use tragedy as a reason to take our rights away. Liberals are shameful.
We have to resist with the ferociousness of a junk yard dog, any, any attempt by liberals to make us less free by chipping away at our constitutional freedoms...
I’ll be willing to have a conversation with liberals about gun control in the same conversation we should have about whether government should restrict our first amendment right or how about whether we should scale back our fourth amendment rights, how about restricting our 14th amendment due process rights?
...Then let’s see what the left has to say about restricting our freedoms.
Liberals don’t care about curbing violence because if they did they wouldn’t coddle and call for more leniency for criminal perpetrators...
All the left is interested in is having the government control every aspect of our lives. Calling for gun control is just another aspect of furthering their socialist agenda...
Do liberals really think that a sociopathic killer or even a hold-up man is not going to enter a place with a gun because a sign says guns prohibited?
...I have a better idea to all this run and hide advice. An armed tactical trained officer or security officer in every school and public place (theaters, malls, etc) in America. How are we going to pay for it? With all the money we spend on “going green projects and other waste of money social service spending we do,,,
Clarke is an embarrassment. I would characterize his views as adolescent. I have never voted for him and never will.
The sheriff is totally correct. He is also voted in by the people and should have no problem being re-elected. I only wish that he was my sheriff and that I could vote for him.
Joe Arpaio has some competition, it seems.
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