The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Barack Obama and Guns

Congratulations to The Western Tribune, which announced that it will be publishing Bessemer Magazine for the Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce.

Be sure and read my column from this week, which follows this post. A little history.

A letter in the Western Tribune made me feel good. From Dr. Doug Smith of Bessemer:

"After reading week after week of your resident liberal, socialist Democrat, Joe Openshaw, instead of responding to his bullshouvaski of misrepresentations, half-truths and outright lies about this country, the war against terrorism, Sarah Palin and John McCain, drilling for oil, on and on ad-nauseum, I would like to give you something you can hang your hat on!"

Wow! Of course, he goes on to reveal himself as one of those bitter people clinging to his gun.

But what makes me feel good is that he apparently spends a lot of time reading my column and possibly Bessemer Opinions as well. This makes me happy, because some people have to hear the truth many, many times before they believe.

Dr. Smith goes on to pick and choose votes about guns that Obama supposedly cast over the years. But to know what Obama's position is on the Second amendment, one must examine his policy statement .

It says, for instance:

Millions of hunters and shooters own and use guns each year. Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he respects the constitutional right of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the right of hunters and other law abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns.

For those who are slow to comprehend:

Millions of hunters and shooters own and use guns each year. Barack Obama believes the Second Amendment creates an individual right, and he respects the constitutional right of Americans to bear arms. He will protect the right of hunters and other law abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport and use guns.

Can it be any more clear? See the policy for more. There is more.

And speaking of guns, remember how a year ago the big issue was Iraq? And the big majority of Americans were against getting us out of Iraq, and wanted to elect a president who would do that, forcing Iraq to take responsibility for their own security and all? And remember how Obama is the anti-war candidate and John McCain is the forever war candidate? Just reminding you.

Here is another reminder, with music from Les Misérables.




Bring them home.

2 comments:

Chris said...

your resident liberal, socialist Democrat, Joe Openshaw,

.. Congratulations, Joe! Or have I got it wrong? Are these terms of abuse over there?

Joe Openshaw said...

Chris,

I don't mind being called a liberal (after all, Jesus was) or a socialist democrat (after all, social security, medicare and public education are socialist programs). But people like Smith think they are slandering me. Oh well.

They will be reminded in next week's column, I am pretty sure.