WaPo writer unsuccessfully attempts to set the rules of debate with the wolverine

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 22 Sep 2009 12:47:21 GMT  <== RKBA ==> 

Mike Vanderboegh - Mike rips a new one for Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen. Here's Cohen's concluding paragraph:

Yet if we can't draw the line at the threat of violence, democracy begins to disintegrate. Power, not reason, becomes the stuff of political life. Will some group of responsible conservatives, preferably life members of the NRA, have the decency to urge their followers to leave their guns at home when they go out to protest the president? Is that too much to ask?

Mr. Cohen. I'd love to draw the line at the threat of violence, but that threat is the very basis of your democracy. If I don't buckle under to the demands of 51% of the so-called "representatives" of the people, who were elected with the votes of about 10% of us, they won't just threaten me with violence. They'll send armed thugs to my home to kidnap me, or to kill me dead should I attempt to defend myself.

Now Mike:

You hypocritical hothouse lily liberals disgust me. There is no one more racist than an American liberal. Why, it was armed black men in the Sixties -- the Deacons for Defense and the Panthers -- who scared you into passing the Gun Control Act of 1968. Why did you then focus on so-called "Saturday Night Specials?" I'll tell you why. Because they were the inexpensive pistols used by poor inner city folks to defend themselves from the thugs that Great Society welfare programs had set amongst them and empowered. Gun control is racist at its core. It always has been since the first slave codes disarmed slaves and free blacks alike. And you call US racist?

But here's the thing. As this is all about diametrically opposed world views, I don't expect you to get any of this. I told you all of the above to tell you this. When a black man, a citizen, shows up carrying an AR-15 at an Arizona town hall, the sound you're missing is the rattlesnake's buzz. When a grandma who's never been in a demonstration in her life, carries a sign to her nation's capitol that says, "Don't make me come back here with my rifle," the message you're ignoring is the quintessential American sentiment, "Don't tread on me." And when firearms owners like me tell you we will NOT obey any further laws that restrict our liberty, steal our property or threaten our lives or those of our children -- and that by our refusal we will force you to try to work your will upon us, even at the point of a government gun -- you are hearing the equivalent of a wolverine's growl.

You know, my Michigan farmer grandpa once told me why he didn't argue too much with my grandmother. "Son, let me tell you something," he cautioned, "You don't poke a wolverine with a sharp stick unless you want your balls ripped off."

How do you like YOUR balls, Mr. Cohen? Attached, or detached?

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