Thread: 1) Sunshine patriots. Watching the reaction to the aftermath of the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso has me shaking my head. I've never been a member of a party, except for a brief flirtation with the Libertarian Party (until I realized how truly crazy they are). I've voted for Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and Libertarians. I've sometimes voted for lost causes just because I wanted to.
2) I voted for Kinky Friedman on a lark. (For those of you who don't know, Kinky ran for Governor in Texas and had zero chance of winning.) I did it as a FU to the establishment candidates. I voted for Ross Perot. (And no, he didn't cause Bill Clinton to be elected. Do your research.) The bottom line is, I've always gone my own way. The one thing I've NEVER voted for is communists, marxists, socialists, or whatever else you want to call the boobs that have been trying to destroy America forever
3) BUT, when the future of the country is in genuine jeopardy, my voting choice is obvious. (Before Trump, I thought America was lost forever.) So, when Trump says he'll look at background checks and red flag laws, I don't freak out. I say, OK. I'll vote for him anyway. Even if he signs a bad law, I'll vote for him. You know why? Because the alternative is unthinkable.
I felt the same way.
The problem for anybody who has been in this fight for a long time is that the other side won't work toward a reasonable solution. They leverage any concession to take it all and they prove this all over again every time a mass shooter emerges.
I'm not worried about a reasonable Trump solution, I'm worried about the dim wackjob that comes into office after Trump.
If Trump can make it work, I trust him on that.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.