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We celebrated the 238th birthday of our nation, the United States of America, just a few days ago. It’s a good opportunity to again consider the history of this country and the liberties that we have, and what they mean to us. It’s also a time to remember that freedom isn’t free. It takes work.
America Means Civil Liberties, Patriotism Means Defending Them
There’s an old parable about dropping a frog into boiling water vs. gently and slowly heating the water the frog’s in. The first method will see the frog jump out. The second method, the frog won’t notice until it’s too late and won’t realize it needs to do something to avoid being cooked.
The antis have also learned from that parable. They want to try to take it one step at a time, hoping that they can get rid of the Second Amendment bit by bit. They’ve learned not to try a “radical” ban right away, from their previous failures. We’re going to talk about that.
But now, apparently they’ve decided to go blatantly racial, in this “post-racial” society–well, at least that’s what they keep saying. Yes, folks, the antis are blatantly calling Black people dangerous and saying they shouldn’t have guns. Funny that I don’t hear them saying that about the bodyguards for Rosie O’Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres, or Michael Bloomberg.
We’re going to talk about that. Because it’s important. Black people have just as much right to defend themselves from harm–just as much!–as those aforementioned White people do. And Cowboy T is going to call them on it, here and now.
Liberty, folks–it takes work, and it’s worth that work–and that’s something worth celebrating in this time of our nation’s birthday.
Happy Birthday, United States of America. Even with our faults…I love you and cherish you.