Confusing liberals with facts

As with so many of the left's issues, the facts on gun control destroy their myths. Photo: AP Photos

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2013 — It is not a good idea to confuse liberals with facts.

It is an excellent idea.

When you confront a rational person with the facts, the rational person will usually stop and consider their position in light of facts they did not know. 

While most liberals react with anger and shock that their pet beliefs are disproved, there are some who will listen. And those are the ones we should be trumpeting the latest shattered liberal myth to do so.

President Barack Obama spent $10 million of taxpayer dollars to have the Center for Disease Control to create a report that would help his war on the Second Amendment. Unfortunately for Obama, that one blew up in his face.

The CDC reported that armed victims had “consistently lower injury rates” than people who used other forms of self-defense. Presumably this includes the liberal’s favorite self-defense technique, the rape whistle. 

Another interesting components of the report was that almost two thirds of the deaths from the use of firearms were suicides. That’s right: They were not homicides.  They were suicides. 

The CDC report did a great job of shredding another liberal myth. Liberals love gun “turn in” programs. Every time a big city police department, led by liberal mayors and other liberal officials, does a gun buy back or turn in program, there is always a lot of media.

Guess what? The researchers from the CDC discovered those programs were “ineffective.” That result should come as a shock to no one who is capable of thinking and actually looks at the issue.

The left always wants to make war on the Second Amendment and the right to self-defense. These are the best and most effective rights we have as Americans. The left has an obsession with making America defenseless. They do it at the national level when they not only gut our defense but also have an almost pathological hatred for missile defense. At the personal level, they do not want Americans armed. They do not even want Americans to be able to have any capacity to defend themselves.

The left’s latest cause is the so-called “Stand your ground” laws. The liberals who attack “Stand your ground” laws are even more clueless than your typical liberal. There is no such thing as “stand your ground.”

American jurisprudence has always said there is a right to self-defense.  Some states have imposed a duty to retreat before using force. A majority of states do not require that.  

The left wants dependency. They want Americans dependent on welfare and the government for everything. Wanting Americans to be dependent on the government for their safety is nothing new. Perhaps liberals should be reminded that when seconds count, help from the government is at best, only minutes away.

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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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