Quote of the day—Matt Irwin

Any politician who wants gun control should not only never make office, but should be banned from politics for life.

Matt Irwin
November 6, 2015
Comment to McAuliffe Attempts To Claim Virginia Loss Wasn’t Because Of Gun Control
[Of course. It’s no different than they wanted to implement speech, religion, or book control.—Joe]

8 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Matt Irwin

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  2. Meh. I don’t agree with this, because the anti-gun folks should spout off as much as they want. Freedom of speech means them too. (Ditto for people who spout off about hate speech and microaggressions, the need to abolish the Electoral College, and other anti-constitutional measures.)

    If we can’t defend ourselves, in speech, about the wisdom of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, then we need to take a careful look at what we’re doing. Given the statistics on our side, and the truly asinine arguments being made on the other side, we don’t NEED to silence them, nor should we want to.

    • And if they were advocating genocide of all [insert minority of your choice]? Or inciting riots? I think there is some speech which should remove a person from eligibility for public office.

      I think it is a defendable position to say advocating the infringement of basic human rights qualifies as making a person unfit for office.

      • In a perfect world politicians who advocate for gun control would never be considered for office – by their own constituents.

    • Personally, I like the approach described by H. Beam Piper in “Lone Star Planet” (also known as “A planet for Texans”). Read it, you’ll enjoy it. (Free on gutenberg.org since the copyright has lapsed.)

  3. Prior to assumption of office, politicians are required to swear to uphold and defend the Constitution. Infringing the right to keep and bear arms seems on its face to be a violation of that oath. So, disqualifying them over gun control is not a free speech issue; it’s a requirement of the job issue.

    • Well, yes. It is very clear indeed that 99.44% of politicians are guilty of perjury, and for that reason should be impeached, removed from office, indicted, convicted, and sent to jail for several years.
      It’s good to dream…

      • “There’s nothing in the constitution that says the Federal government has got anything to do with most of the stuff that we do.” — James Clyburn (D-SC)

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