Thursday, January 10, 2013

Krauthammer misses the point

By Donald Sensing

Here is a grab from the video below of Charles Krauthammer holding forth on a complete irrelevancy in the gun-control pushes being made by the Democrats.

Here's the vid:

 
The normally-astute Charles thinks that the administration's goals in in radical gun-control measures are about reducing gun crimes and killings. Of course it's not (see the update to this post). The objective is to increase government control over the lives of Americans in any way they can. The Obama administration and Democrats generally are best understood as the Totalist Party. "Nothing outside the state" is their real motto. 
 
What happens to the murder rate is beside the point. The point is greater strictures over how you and I live our lives. Sandy Hook just happens to be the latest crisis that they won't let go to waste, but don't worry. There will be another crisis to justify even more control later on, for crisis is the health of the state. This administration doesn't do crisis management. It does management by crisis.
 
Update: Reason.tv gets into the act and posts a video that is 100 percent true and 100 percent irrelevant:
 

 
I have explained before that the fundamental error the Right in general has made for more than a half century is that the main contentions with the Left are about policy. They are not
The Left is triumphant today because they knew that policy victories were symbolic only, just as way to mark the journey to the sheepling of the American people.

What they set out to do, decades ago, was not simply to change what the law forbade, but to change the way Americans conceived of their personal and national relationship with Government. And if there is anything that Nov. 6 showed, it is that the majority of Americans now believe that the federal government has the right to order the way they live their personal lives and especially to order the economic exchanges of the country.
How long have libertarians or their ideological allies been saying about the mainstream media that the facts don't matter, it's all about the narrative? In the same way, when the Democrats start work on a policy initiative, it is not about the policy, it is about changing the way ordinary Americans think of themselves in relation to government. 

The reason the Right is going to lose the upcoming gun-control fight is because they think the issue is about facts such as Reason explained above. 

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