Exactly right REVEL222. The problem is that dealing with the crazies requires real thought and action that might be politically incorrect. The oxymoron of gun control is easier to market in slogans and soundbites. America has become the biggest producer of hot air and ab insatiable consumer of spin. Good luck selling it to the knee-jerk reactionaries.
The real underlying problem is that America is becoming Godless. We see another face of evil and are powerless to stop it with traditional means. God tips the scales by fostering morality in us. Faith gives inner peace, so owning a gun doesn’t mean you are salivating over the first opportunity to use it. Quite the contrary, you pray that you never have to use it and then, only for self-defense. I am not belittling non-believers–I am saddened that you cannot feel the greatest love that you cannot explain–but you will never understand the solution until you embrace it. Until then, we’ll have to settle for political theater. To all a very, Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! :)
December 18, 2012 at 8:38am
Good point NZKIWI, but wrong culture. In Israel, guns are respected as a means to survive. In America, guns are to be feared (useless gun control) and sensationalized (video games, Hollywood, rappers, etc.). Guns are made to kill, period. However, they cannot kill without a person pulling the trigger. Sure, screen out the crazies, but let’s stop treating guns as a glamour accessory that propels someone to their 15 minutes of fame. We ‘need’ responsible gun owners because crazies and criminals will always have them.
The shooter’s mom was irresponsible by letting him shoot and not safeguarding the weapons. A tragic lack of judgment.
Since most teachers are Libs and gun adverse, why not arm the front desk staff with Tasers? Non-lethal (usually) and better than nothing. Also, reinforced classroom doors that would allow a true “safe room” with a normal reaction of shutting a door.
December 18, 2012 at 8:00am
“Mayan” prophesy averted. Thank you Sgt. Lisa Castellano.
November 8, 2012 at 3:16pm
She might have a point if Obama’s “leadership” results in a Constitutional and faith revival in America. In any case, this young lady has courage. How many Hollywood closet conservatives or even many of us in her situation would be as bold. Glenn, start producing feature films. Your casting has begun. Let’s support her!
November 8, 2012 at 2:59pm
Hannity became the “bitter clinger” he espoused. The closer the election, the faster he recited his talking points. Even when we agreed, he became too annoying to watch. Please do not follow his prescription against him or you will end up as bitter. We just lost for whatever reason and tempers are flaring. If we tear ourselves apart…Obama and the evil he represents win. Their goal is to defeat us. What could be easier than watching us eat our own.
November 8, 2012 at 2:45pm
Santafeblue, being turned away is not a measure of Alabama’s charity. I suspect they had a bigger impact by being turned away. A lot of people took notice. Maybe it wasn’t enough to change the election, but it is Nov. 8th and we are still here. Thank you for doing the right thing. It matters.
November 8, 2012 at 2:38pm
Centralsville, God might, but leave that to Him. Spend time with family, hug your kids, pet the dog or whatever as long as it is positive. Don’t let bitterness tear you apart. We need YOU more than ever.
November 8, 2012 at 2:32pm
Thank you hope_and_restore. Along with so many of us, I have been praying for the truth to be revealed and for the blind to see. It seems God has been listening. His methods aren’t rainbows and pixie dust. Sadly, those that refuse to see are beyond saving. Ironically, my eyes were opened too and I didn’t like the person I was becoming. All of the Obama bitterness was darkness creeping into my heart. It changed the next day. After talking to others and hearing Glenn, the experience wasn’t exclusively mine. I pray that others find peace too.
November 8, 2012 at 2:16pm
Passingby, please follow your heart and may you be blessed in doing so.
November 8, 2012 at 2:13pm
When men (and women) embrace evil there is suffering. Believers suffer too, but we have salvation. I would bet that this is nothing compared to an eternity of damnation. We can choose our own path…choose wisely.
Lies are lies, fools are fools and evil is evil. Why expect something different?
November 8, 2012 at 2:07pm
At the risk of being flamed…let’s not stoop to enjoying others misery. There are good people among the bad suffering the same fate. My family is conservative to the core and has been for 50+ years, and they are dealing with it too. The difference is they prepared and are not waiting for Obama or Christie to save them. Maybe these people are encouraging their own misery. However, Obama is a symptom of a much larger problem. Leave the wrath to God and let us focus the good within us and among us. Any satisfaction we get from gloating, will be replaced by our own misery. It is not God’s way. If you read the Bible, have a look at Thessalonians 1(5). If not, why not? Hollywood has been stealing and twisting God’s Word for years. Why not go to the source? You will see parallels to today and the road map to the future. Don’t say it is too long (War & Peace?), too hard to read (Stephen King?), too inconvenient (apps?)…too whatever (wtf?). Save yourself, save others and leave the rest to God.
Like Beck, I woke up a different person. This election seems to have released all of the darkness in my own heart and given me peace. May you find peace as well. This is so much bigger than us.
November 8, 2012 at 1:13pm
Well said re: frame rates. I always wonder why do we need to offer an alternative reality? Once they blur the lines, they will have full control. No thanks. Entertainment (barely these days) is just that. Reality is the ticket price.
November 8, 2012 at 1:06pm
Don’t miss the point…we aren’t (or should not) be defined by this election or politics. Mitt is surrounded by a loving family. He was as much of a gentleman in defeat as he would have been a president in victory. Please do not fall prey to deceit. Even on the Blaze–which I do enjoy–it is all marketing.
November 8, 2012 at 12:12pm
SIMPLETRUTHS, please explain how you arrived at Hillary/Huntsman. I am not belittling you–I am done with all of that. Please share your reasoning. Which specific problems do they solve? Thanks.
November 8, 2012 at 12:05pm
Please stop blaming! Obama is laughing is @** off while we eat our own. Conservatives, evangelicals, libertarians and maybe even RINOs need to stand united and unwavering on common ground. Among ourselves, we can present our other positions and rationally convince others. If we remain divided, we all lose. BTW…the common ground IS the Constitution.
November 8, 2012 at 11:57am
Please stop blaming everyone else. That is the liberal mantra, which is out of the Communist play book. Romney stepped up. Did any of us run for office and be subjected to the crap faced? I thought not. Romney is us. He succeeds and fails with us. Did you sit with your head in the sand and not vote because he wasn’t conservative enough or a libertarian? Do you share the same values or vote democrat by default or for skin color? Have you sold your freedom for a freaking obamaphone? Have you convinced others and actually explained freedom to the blind, deaf and dumb followers? I did some and I could have done more. Look in the mirror and start the blame there. God is perfection…everything else is concession. Work with the good and offset the bad with other good. Liberals worked 100 years while we were sleeping to get here. The same arrogance that stood by and did nothing will not reverse this mess in one election. Think strategic and tactically chip away at their safe havens. This is on “all” of us. Come together and fight the next battle.
November 4, 2012 at 2:51pm
Lighten up. To someone from NJ and NYC, this is funny because it is based on truth. The stereotypes are not far off. Forgetaboutit…
Before you go off, I am conservative to the core and so is my family (the ones suffering through this inept Sandy response). My mom is 86 and living alone on the Jersey shore. Power was out and all the rest. She put on warm clothes, turned on some flameless candles, grabbed some food and water that she got “before” the storm, kicked back and read some books and listened to conservative talk radio.
I am down south where hurricanes are like family. Prepare, pray and for God sakes…laugh!
November 4, 2012 at 2:30pm
The transition from liberalism to conservatism. Thanks TSUNAMI_22.
November 4, 2012 at 2:22pm
Or keyboard..whichever works.
November 4, 2012 at 2:20pm
From “above” where? The top of the democrat dung heap. I have family living in the aftermath. Obozo isn’t saving squat…including himself. He won’t convince independents and will be lucky to hold non-elite dems that haven’t voted early. His “presence” from “above” isn’t quenching thirst, feeding hunger, warming the cold (not counting his hot air rhetoric), restoring “union” power or anything else that resembles recovery. Maybe a benefit concert with the modern day Nero’s will help? The Godless love false idols. The real God used fire and flooding before to cleanse sin. Liberal mecca affected. It gives pause…