I am thinking he did this as a birthday tribute just for me.
On January 16, my very favorite left wing Congressional whack job (since Cynthia McKinney departed) served up a rhetorical cow pie on the topic of gun control, so revealing and true to form that I am thinking of having T-shirts printed up to honor the occasion.
In one brief MSNBC interview, the undisputedly dapper and unquestionably quotable Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) gave us a quote so overwhelming in irony and dripping with bigotry that it would make Archie Bunker stand up and cheer. He made his point while smiling, hypocritically oblivious to the intolerance he had just spewed via satellite to television sets from coast to coast.
In assessing his home state’s restrictive new gun laws, all conceived, written and approved in less than a month, he was asked if the rest of the country could be expected to follow their lead.
“Well I hope so. New York is a little different and more progressive in a lot of areas than some other states and some of the southern areas have cultures that we have to overcome,” said the congressman.
“Cultures that we have to overcome?”
Now that is rich.
You know, if Rush Limbaugh used such language to describe the destructive and violent social behaviors seen in many of the neighborhoods in Rangel’s congressional district, there would be boycott talk and more venom hurled his way than a little bit. Sadly, Rush is not here, so allow me.
Congressman Rangel, as a life-long Southerner I can tell you that I am quite proud of the “culture” exhibited in the day to day life and habits of most of the neighborhoods I have called home. While no areas are perfect, I can honestly say that I have never had a murder committed near my home, or even an armed robbery. While gangs may have driven past my house, I have never noticed them, nor have my close neighbors.
The Good Lord willing I will never have to draw my legally licensed and concealed gun on anyone; that just doesn’t happen much in my neck of the woods, which is one of many reasons why it is better to raise a family here, in Evans, Georgia, than it is to try and raise one in your area.
Perusing a list of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America, over about a half dozen lists compiled by authorities as diverse as “Daily Finance,” ABC News and Forbes, virtually every single one is located right square in the middle of minority dominated streets (namely black or Hispanic), almost bulls-eye center within the boundaries of Democrat controlled cities.
You want to talk about problems with “culture” congressman, look no further than right in your own wheelhouse.
While we are all concerned about today’s youth and the sad situations that have occurred when mentally ill or evil young people commit mass murder like we saw at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, or the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, parents in our urban centers (like your neighborhood) have been burying on average just under 2,000 murder victims a year (for the past 10 years). All killed by gang violence.
Some of the worst of those killing fields are in Chicago, Detroit, New York, LA, Oakland, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Atlanta.
All controlled by left-leaning local governments, and all with a history of restrictive gun control agendas. And just how is that working out for you?
So while there are many aspects of “southern culture” that may need a tiny bit of adjustment, I would say we get it right on the issue of supporting private gun rights far more than our northern liberal friends, and a few of their elected brethren down South, that want to roll back access.
The bottom line congressman, I am safer down here than you are up there.
You are right about the need for some “culture” change in America, but it isn’t my culture that is not working out. It is yours. You Might Also Like: