The largest and most dangerous enemy of the Second Amendment are those protected by the First Amendment, the main stream media, including the broadcast and print journalists. The press hates guns and they are on a mission to rid citizens of the right to keep and bear arms.
Journalists are the voice of the liberal elites who dominate Second Amendment bashing in America. The liberal elites” are gun grabbing hypocrites. They support busing and oppose school choice and vouchers, but send their children to private or parochial schools. They bar residents of San Francisco from bearing arms yet they issue left wing ruling class elite residents Diane Feinstein and Robert De Niro concealed carry permits.
Liberal elites are usually university/college educated professionals who wield immense cultural power in media and academia. Their cultural power is used to gain influence in politics beyond the group’s numerical significance. Their influence is used to advocate the interests of the far left to the detriment of ‘mainstream’ opinion. Their political goals are self-serving with the primary goal of effect of restricting public choice. Liberal elites are the best example of do as I say, not as I do.
The liberal elite are known for their an affinity for European culture. Liberal elites are unpatriotic, because they are disdainful of American life and culture.
Columnist Dave Barry drew once wrote, “Do we truly believe that ALL red-state residents are ignorant racist fascist knuckle-dragging NASCAR-obsessed cousin-marrying road kill-eating tobacco-juice-dribbling gun-fondling bigoted religious fanatic rednecks; or that ALL blue-state residents are godless unpatriotic pierced-nose Volvo-driving France-loving left-wing communist latte-sucking tofu-chomping holistic-wacko neurotic vegan weenie perverts?”
In a word, yes. The liberal elites despise firearms because they are convinced that gun owners are all the above (red state). Gun rights organizations fall somewhere between the KKK and the Natzi Party on the liberal elite scale. Gun owners are dangerous because they have not been enlightened to emulate the gun grabbing statist Euros who the left worships.
Journalists hate guns even more than liberal politicians. Democrat politicians are aware that 41 states have “shall issue” concealed or Constitutional carry. Even a Democrat is smart enough to know that sponsoring gun ban legislation is political suicide in all but a handful of Congressional districts.
But Journalists, even the many of the ones who work for so called conservatives outlets like FOX, never miss an opportunity to advance their Brady Bunch gun control agenda. The press never lets an opportunity to slam gun owners pass.
The record wild fires in the west is a prime example. All the main stream media outlets, including FOX have been reporting that most of the wild fires have been caused by firearms. In fact less than 5% of the fires caused by humans have been caused by shooters. And many of those shooters were not actually shooting guns when the fires started. They simply were armed, when the fires started for a variety of reasons.
Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Sports Shooting Council, said that perhaps 5 percent of the wildfires in the state have been caused by target shooters this year. An estimated 70% of fires caused in the southwest are caused by lightning. Around the world there are 100 lightning strikes per second which results in 8,640,000 worldwide lightning strikes a day.
The media never tires of using the First Amendment to restrict the Second Amendment. Wake up America
The France that the Liberal Elite Seeks to Emulate
France enjoyed a boost in investor confidence with a successful bond auction Monday - but also got a warning from the president that growth so far this year is “nil” and that the country needs to rethink its social model.
France’s government sold (EURO) 6 billlion in short-term bonds at negative interest rates Monday, as investors flock to the perceived safety of Europe’s larger economies. It was the first time rates entered negative territory, according to the French Treasury.
France’s borrowing costs have been dropping in recent months as those in neighboring Spain have soared and raised fears that it, too, will need a bailout.
France, the No. 2 economy in Europe, has high debts of its own and 10-percent unemployment, and is struggling to avoid a new recession.
“Everybody knows that in the first half of the year, growth will be nil. So we need to mobilize all our forces, all our imagination, all our capacities to achieve lasting growth for the years ahead,” French President Francois Hollande said Monday at a conference with labor and business leaders meant to lay the groundwork for new jobs policies.
“My goal is to make our social model evolve to better guarantee” its future, Hollande said. “The time has come to put France on the move, and there is no time to lose.”
Among Hollande’s proposals is a special new job contract under which employers would get tax breaks if they hire a young person and keep an older employee at the same time, instead of choosing one or the other.
He has also said that companies who abuse temporary contracts instead of long-term contracts should have to pay more into the state unemployment system.
France had conservative presidents for the past 17 years who regularly clashed with unions when changing pension rules, raising the retirement age or trying to make it easier to hire and fire workers. Some economists have speculated that Hollande, as a leftist, may have a better chance at convincing French unions to accept changes to worker protections that many see as hurting France’s competitiveness in today’s global economy.
Hollande said he wants the constitution to require politicians to consult with unions before making any major labor decisions. “No law from the domain of economic and social life will be able to be voted by the Parliament without a phase of dialogue and consultation prior to it,” he said.
In Monday’s bond sale, the treasury sold three-month bonds at -0.005 percent, and six-month bonds at -0.006 percent. The treasury agency says it’s the first time they have registered negative yields.