Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Lying Left

Happy New Year to all my readers!  May you all have a happy and prosperous New Year.  May you all have fair winds and following seas in the New Year.

I am amazed sometimes when looking at Google Analytics data, at how far flung readers are.  There are usually readers in Russia, the UK, Canada, and the occasional readers from France, Belgium, and even China.  This proves to me that the yearning for the freedoms we have in the United States, if not universal, is at least wide spread.

Today, I want to highlight a piece by Chrissy Clark at The Federalist entitled Gun Control Activist Promotes False Data To Uphold Anti - Gun Propaganda. Clark is talking about Shannon Watts of the Bloomberg funded group Moms Demand Action. Watts claims that " 3,500+ Texans are killed by guns every year: a life lost every 3 hours." As Clark points out, there are many problems with that statement. The first, not mentioned by Clark, is that guns don't kill people, they are rather tools used by people to sometimes kill others. But Clark also points to statistics by the CDC, a Federal agency, that support the notion that Texas ranks 27th in terms of homicide using a gun.  That puts Texas right in the middle of the 50 states.

Clark also writes:
This narrative and messaging is completely on brand with Democrats and the mainstream media. They ignore the big picture and put a laser focus on the issues they wish to highlight, no matter how out of context these issues may be.
So, to put “firearm-related injuries” into context, let’s compare Watts’s alleged mass killings statistic to the amount of unborn babies murdered in the womb in Texas in 2017.
According to Abort73, the Guttmacher Institute, and the CDC, in 2017 there were 53,277 abortions performed in the state of Texas. If Watts’s data was not aggregated and 3,513 Texans were actually killed by gunmen alone in 2017, that would still be nearly 50,000 less deaths by guns than abortion.
This perfectly encapsulates how Democrats and the mainstream media work overtime to ignore the actual causes of deaths and point their focus on an issue they want to discuss, such as gun control. The truth is, Watts’s data is only being used to promote an agenda, not the truth about how people are dying in the United States.
The last paragraph perfectly encapsulates the issue of the Democrats. They want power. Just look at Elizabeth Warren and the details of the number of ways she intends, if elected, to intrude on the lives of everyday Americans. She is I suspect, quite insane, but do you think she could impose these things if the citizenry were properly armed? Our Founders would already be shooting, and would be using fully automatic M16s, not puny AR-15s.

I do not doubt that Shannon Watts is a tool, used by politicians as a beard while they whittle away our Second Amendment rights. But make no mistake that it is a deliberate attempt to ensure their own safety when they finally are able to grab power and hold it.  Democrats, (and some Republicans too) have no love for our Republic, our Constitution, and frankly, they do not care about you either.

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