Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dear Mr. Senator,
You are one of the golden boys of the GOP. And that's not a huge fraternity. You recently divorced yourself from the pack by the revelation that people should have equal rights and liberties--even if they are GLBTQ! One of the fruit of your loins came out to you and you realized that your spawn should have some civil rights. In a highly publicized effort you turned around and announced your support for the GLBTQ tribe. You trumpeted that it was a family matter for you and not one of political expediency. Just a small convenience if people happened to be taken with your flexibility on your thinking.
Now I wonder---with all due respect and issuing no threat to you whatsoever: if a member of your family was wounded or killed by a gun might you perhaps have a similar convenient revelation and choose to support rational law instead of the NRA's deep pockets? Is that what it would take? I know that the faces and photographs of the victims and Tucson, Aurora, and Sandy Hook have not compelled you to vote for a law that might reduce the 50 rounds that a troubled person can shoot off in a matter of seconds. Why not 10 rounds? Or 5? Should we wait until weapon technology reaches the point where a demented teenager can take out 300 people at one blow?
Now I do not always vote along party lines and I have stopped thinking of you as flexible and started thinking of you as just another self-serving hypocrite.