As If We Didn’t Know Already

Karl Rove is a jackass.

I know this is not news to most of us who have even the slightest knowledge of American politics. After all, Rove was one of the “geniuses” behind the eight years of Bush we were subjected to between 2001 and 2009. And now he’s dedicated himself to spearheading efforts to elect… um… “electable” candidates – and by “electable,” I mean having no morals, ethics, or strong views due to a passionate desire only to get elected, vice actually serve the populace.

Well, as if you needed more proof that Rove is a tool, he’s decided to up his cred as one of the most dangerous and pathetic humans in the political sphere. When Chris Wallace asked Rove in a Fox News interview about the Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, SC  how we can, “stop the violence,” dimwit sniveled that the only way to guarantee they will stop is to “remove guns from society.”

Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.

Well, of course that’s not going to happen! Because people like us stand up to people like Rove and his beloved compromisers! After all it’s Rove and crew that helped give us gun control-loving Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate in 2012.

But what Rove said is more dangerous and stupid than you might think. For one, it gives gun grabbers ammunition to claim, “Look! Here’s a conservative admitting that repealing the Second Amendment would dramatically reduce gun violence! BIPARTISANSHIP!

But it’s even more stupid, because it presents a false premise. Not only is it logistically and practically impossible to remove guns from society, but it allows the gun grabbers to set the rules of the playing field. GUN violence is not the problem. Violence writ large is.  And additionally, as the British experiment has proven after the UK all but banned firearms after the Dunblane massacre, removing guns from society does absolutely nothing to mitigate the problem.

Removing guns from society will not reduce violence. The Cumbria shooting still happened in the UK – even after the government instituted stringent gun control – resulting in 12 fatalities and 11 injuries. Terrorists still bombed the public transport system in London in 2005. Japan has virtually eliminated all shooting deaths by banning most firearms, but that doesn’t mean violence has gone away.

And yet, Rove stupidly allowed the gun grabbers to frame the narrative and put the right to keep and bear arms in the crosshairs, so to speak.

Perhaps if the gun grabbers stopped pushing for the disarmament of this nation’s most vulnerable potential victims and started promoting responsible gun ownership, personal responsibility, and self defense, we could drastically reduce violent rampages like the one that claimed the lives of churchgoers in South Carolina.

And as for Karl Rove… STOP TRYING TO HELP!

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6 thoughts on “As If We Didn’t Know Already”

  1. Nice Nicki
    I have never liked Karl Rove. I have more choice words for him but “tool” is a good choice.

    I sometimes believe idiots like him never stop to consider the consequences of attempting such foolishness as repealing one of the original amendments. One does not have to be a staunch constitutionalist to stand against such an outrage and one does not have to have the amendment as a part of any document to reject and resist the tyranny of individual disarmament.

    Either Rove and all others like him are not thinking critically of what will happen should they actually get to the point of repeal of the 2nd and attempting to enforce any confiscatory law OR they know what will happen and are supportive of doing it anyway. The first shows them to be my intellectual inferior and the second proves them to be as evil as I think they really are.

    1. For the record, I doubt he actually wants to repeal the 2A, nor does he think it’s a possibility. But he opened his stupid yap and gave the gun grabbers ammunition by a) leaving room for misinterpretation and 2) allowing them to control the parameters of the narrative.

      I’ve never liked Rove either. He’s dedicated to his own power and to electing establishment RINOs. No thanks!

      1. While I agree in context, I have my doubts that he is not as much a statist as the likes of Obama and Clinton. His overall political ideology is not that much different than a progressive democrats. He is just a big government progressive Republican.

        I have read many print and internet published articles over the past few years calling for the outright repeal of the 2nd and none of the writers actually address the consequences. The writers present themselves as if they live in the Utopia where everyone immediately submits to the government edict. Despite the very real proof that the more laws written the more law is resisted.

      2. Is the Second Amendment, as part of the Bill of Rights, even capable of being repealed, without voiding the whole presumed “contract” that is the Constitution?

        Greater minds than mine have asserted that since ratification was contingent upon incorporating the BOR, that any material voiding invalidates whatever dubious claim it has on the States, and indeed, the People.

        By long-established principle, any government would then be subject to the prior construct; the Articles of Confederation, and in practice, a probable reversion to the Law of the Jungle.

        In short, the Constitution protects not the People from tyrrany, but rather the prospective tyrant from OUR unrestrained hand.

        Any alleged government official or employee, as a student of human history, would be wise to avoid that risk.

  2. There were those of our forefathers who argued that we did not need a Bill of Rights because the rights of the people are our G-d given natural rights and no reasonable patriotic American could ever try to restrict our G-d given rights in the first place.

    Thank G-d that there were those forefathers (like George Mason etc) who knew that in the future of our great country we would find people like Karl Rove; People who did not believe in our G-d given right to defend ourselves.

    As long as we have the 2nd amendment & the right to defend ourselves against tyrants; we will live on our feet & not our knees!

    Death before slavery!

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