(b) VDH (not me) offers a pledge for "all liberal celebrities, business people, and politicians". He subsequently offers an example involving a cleric.
Oh crapflooding crapflooder, you do flood you the crap.
The police need to choose if they only want to interact with violent people or they want to assume people are innocent and peaceful.
What? That doesn't even make sense. The police deal peacefully with peaceful people untold thousands of times every day. I know that doesn't fit the narrative of the BLM types, but of course it's the lion's share of their daily interactions with the public. Alas, a lot of them that are killed on the job are killed while assuming that the person they're approaching isn't going to be violent.
It takes longer to buy Sudafed than it does to buy a gun. As someone who had purchased both in New York State I know that for a fact. Hell it takes vastly longer to purchase and register a car than it does to buy a gun. It is even more work to adopt a dog from a shelter than it is to buy a gun.
This is precisely the sort of irrelevant factoids, repeated with a vehement huff, that tips off the other end of the conversation to go very calm and pay close attention to the con-job unfolding.
The first and second amendments remain invariant. The job of unwinding American liberty is going to be achieved through debt, decadence, and entitlements, not these frontal assaults.
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