Sunday, March 30, 2008

Knee-jerk Weeping "Lawmakers" Sicken Me

A 77-year-old woman, an Illinois state representative, referred to as "a lawmaker", was the recent victim of a push-in robbery, at gunpoint. Her response is typical for "lawmakers" today...more social programs, jobs, and oh yeah, a mental health support system for our "youth". Right. Like we don't already have an intrusive, bloated mental health support system, and give-away money programs. This is a problem for families, and a knee-jerk Nanny State response to make our problems go away is simply governmental tyranny, all trussed-up in victimization robes.

Sat Mar 29, 7:43 AM ET

77-year-old Ill. lawmaker robbed of $7 at gunpoint at home

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A 77-year-old Illinois state representative is happy to be alive after a man with a gun pushed his way into her home and robbed her of $7.

Wyvetter H. Younge was not injured in the robbery that occurred around noon Friday.

Younge said she thought her son had knocked on her door and opened it, but instead found an armed man. He told her to get on her hands and knees, then grabbed her purse and ran.

Younge, a Democrat, said she didn't recognize the man, who wore a red hat and red jacket and dark pants. She said she's going to pray for him.

"This robbery and what's happening to this community is the result of a lack of a supportive system for our youth. We need jobs," she said. "This happened in broad daylight at noon. We need a mental health support system. This is further evidence of that."

Illinois State Police are investigating.
But since the concept of family, consisting of a father and mother with children, is being systematically destroyed by our "lawmakers", our right to defend ourselves against "youths" who couldn't care less about the law, shouldn't be legislated-away by weeping liberals, both in Congress, and on the bench.

A handgun is a powerful deterrent to criminal activity.

Graph from John Lott's More Guns Less Crime

Despite all the arguments for gun control, it really comes down to this: "lawmakers" want to take away our right to defend ourselves, our families, our schools. This must not be allowed to happen.

I'll take one of these:

over one of these:

That way, if the police ever have to do one of these at my house,

it will be the perp's outline, not mine.

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