Have The Terrorist Won?
Glad to be back after my long hiatus from the blog. I swear I was just away for vacation (unlike when anyone disappears from ESPN for a month and then you find out it was because of a sexual harassment allegation). This break was voluntary, but I’m ready to get back to my occasional post.
So, you’re probably wondering what prompted me to post the title of this article. The reason is this story
For those of you who don’t like to click on links, basically it’s about Republican Chairman of Arizona’s 20th Legislative District Anthony Miller. He is a Black Republican who was closer to the John McCain side of the party than the Tea Party side. Miller has been receiving threats from Tea Partiers. So, in the wake of the Tucson shooting, Miller stated that although he “loves” the Republican party, “I don’t want to take a bullet for anyone.”
Tea Partiers are angry for the implication that they would ever kill anyone, but it’s hard to argue to Miller that he wasn’t in any danger. Still, this story makes me more upset than most politics news (most of which makes me upset to some degree). When elected officials on any level fear that they can’t serve because to do so would risk their life, the crazy people with guns have won.*
The idea that an American would have to resign for safety is disturbing, and needs to be dealt with. My solution (and I know Neoconservatarian disagrees 100%) would be to have stricter gun control. I’ve heard all the arguments against but still, the more we outlaw these needless and dangerous weapons the better strength we give law enforcement officials to prevent murders like the ones in Tucson before they occur. Whatever the solution, we need to get on it, because in America, no one should ever have to resign because of threats on his or her life of family. When that happens, the terrorists have won.
Glad to be back, hope everyone had happy holidays 🙂
*I do not mean that people with guns are crazy. I am specifically talking about people for which both things are true, the insane and armed.