Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
The truth: People aren't buying weapons freely throughout the year - they're saving it to be a Christmas bonus or extra. . . and instead of buying a load of other Christmass goodies: they're buying new firearms.
True and true.Most of the first-time buyers are women, and according to a national study, more women are either getting into hunting or feeling the need for protection.
Especially this year - I might even buy one before next semester. It has nothing to do with Obama - but a slight increase in potential violence at College (for me). A few months ago a college student was kidnapped from my future campus - and was found murdered days later. I don't feel safe going there at all but I have to attend anyway.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow