Oh boy, did this guy just step on a rhetorical land mine!
Lots of specious arguments here that have already been soundly refuted. For example:
” Even in the time of the Founding Fathers, ‘arms’ included everything from bayonets to cannons, mortars, and howitzers. Today, ‘arms’ includes a far greater variety of weaponry, including tanks and missiles. How much of this is supposed to be covered by the Second Amendment?”
By that logic, the First Anendnent protection of freedom of speech and press should only include hand-written pamphlets, or papers printed on 18th century printing presses.
We can have a rational debate about this issue, but let’s at least start with arguments that don’t sound like they were lifted from the left-wing handbook.
The medical community, lawyers, and mostly the media are the ones painting with the same brush. It seems that any stressful experience is now being referred to as “PTSD.” It was originally intended to diagnose the trauma experienced in extreme combat situations. You know, like witnessing your best friend’s face being blown off, or watching your own limbs fly off from a roadside bomb attack.
But now it seems that just about anyone can claim PTSD. It’s absurd! The ones insulting true sufferers of combat trauma are charlatans like Routh, who never saw a minute of combat, and the fools who allow him to get away with claiming that he has it.
 February 7, 2015 at 2:39pm
PTSD has been way overblown, mainly by the media. It has become a catch-all diagnosis for anyone who’s had a bad experience of any kind. You say you’re upset because someone stole your parking spot? Why, you must have PTSD. And now it’s being used as an excuse for murder.
There’s a 93 year-old WWII vet at my parents’ church. He landed on Omaha Beach. Talk about trauma and stress! And yet, he is well-adjusted, friendly and outgoing. But we’re supposed to believe that some guy who never saw combat was so traumatized that he felt the need to murder a fellow vet by shooting him in the back?
No, there’s something else going on here.
 November 21, 2014 at 4:39pm
Also read Washington’s Farewell Address, September 19, 1796. He explicitly warned of a tyrant like Obama usurping power, and nullifying the idea of Separation of Powers.
“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty and licentiousness.” – George Washington
That would be disturbing, if Obama was actually doing any of that. Fortunately, he's not.
George Washington is among the greatest who have ever lived. He truly dedicated much of his lifetime to the well being of the nation. His Farewell Address is long by current standards, and reflects an almost unfathomably deep devotion. Washington cared deeply about the people and eternal values.
Mr. Obama is dramatically the opposite. He wants to cause the demise of the USA, and is succeeding.
Glenn has served this to the progs on a silver platter! He is the one who staged this melodrama, this public shaming of conservatives.
It’s like being in the trenches, and your c.o. suddenly stands up and shouts and runs around like a madman, which allows the enemy to target your position.
This whole thing was unnecessary. He could have done this in a much more effective way. It makes no sense whatsoever! People are angry because we feel betrayed! He basically used left-wing propaganda to attack conservatives!
 July 11, 2014 at 2:24pm
A lot, and I mean A LOT of conservatives donate a lot of money and time to worthy charity causes. Unlike the hypocrites described in the Bible, we do this privately and wth little fanfare. Statistically, conservatives donate much more time and money to charity than liberals do. (Liberals are very generous with other people’s money though)
So I resent this notion that Glenn has put forth about conservatives needing to be more compassionate. We ARE compassionate. Many of us donate money, and sponsor children from some of the very same countries which many of these illegal immigrants came.
We are not angry at “the children.” We are angry at the politicians who are exploitng them! Glenn has come dangerously close to exploitng these children himself, at the expense of conservatives, I might add.
HOLD ON A SECOND. PREACHER BECK knows best now. We need to be pious and sanctimonious like preacher Beck.
He is the man after all.
 July 11, 2014 at 2:17pm
It would have been a lot more Christian if Glenn had just done this without making such a huge deal out of it, without turning it into a huge media spectacle, without throwing his fellow conservatives under the bus and making us all look like big meanies, in the process.
He is feeding right into the left-wing stereotype.
If he wants to feed the children, that is a laudable goal. But why the pontificating about conservatives needing to be more compassionate? It’s almost like he’s doing this more as a me as to shame his fellow conservatives, rather than just to feed a bunch of kids.
 July 11, 2014 at 1:30pm
We are reaching a tipping point. Soon, people are going to have to resort to taking the law into their own hands.
Our own law-enforcement authorities, from the president, to the Attorney General, to ICE, and even many local authorities have proven time and time again that they are not up to the task of enforcing our laws, and protecting the citizenry from violent offenders. In fact, these authorities have contempt for the very laws that the are tasked with enforcing.
The criminal in this article needs a pillowcase introduced to his face; a pillowcase filled with bricks.
July 11, 2014 at 1:07pm
That is to say, what if we were talking about an indiginous African girl who posted a pic like that?
That is to say, what if we were talking about an indiginous African girl who posted a pic like that?
 June 26, 2014 at 4:06pm
There will never be a better opportunity to forcefully advocate for the abolishment of the IRS (and possibly the 16th Amendment). The IRS has obviously become far too powerful and abusive, and is now used by our government as a weapon against the citzenry.
“You will perhaps have been alarmed, as some have been, at the proposition to abolish the whole of the internal taxes. But it is perfectly safe.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Dickerson, 1801
June 19, 2014 at 5:02pm
Ok, if he wants to play this game, then I think it’s time for Harry Reid to close down any Vegas casino that has even the remotest Indian theme. Here’s a few examples:
~Aztec Inn Casino and Hotel
~Indian Springs Casino
~El Cortez (named after the European who caused the fall of the Aztec empire)
~Pahrump Station Hotel & Casino
~Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall (“Pahrump” comes from the Shoshone word for “water rock”)
~Tonopah Station (another word stolen from the Shoshone Indian tribe)
June 19, 2014 at 4:37pm
“I’m sure Harry is a nice guy.”
“Nice guy”?? He’s a contemptible, odious political hit-man!
 June 19, 2014 at 4:29pm
The Left-wing thought police strike again!
The idiot leftists are either mind-numbingly ignorant, or they are pretending to be for purposes of political expediency.
George Will’s point was that the real victims of sexual assault are being marginalized by the attempt on the Left to define EVERY sexual encounter as “sexual assault.” These campus leftist all want to wear the victim badge of honor. By doing so, they water down the true meaning of words like “victim,” “assault,” and “rape.”
I guess it’s too much to ask of the Lefties to actually comprehend the finer points of Will’s argument. Maybe he should have included some crayon illustrations!
So well said! "They water down the true meaning..." you hit the nail on the head. As a survivor of rape (actual violent sexual assault), I think you said what others like myself are feeling. The left has managed to trivialize a very real, very painful event that I like to call "the gift that keeps on giving", I.e. night terrors, dissociation, PTSD, bi-polar disorder, startle reflex, and on and on it goes.
June 19, 2014 at 4:00pm
(to finish that though…) …they told me that the younger folks either didn’t really feel invested in the conflict, or it just wasn’t as prominent in their consciousness.
June 19, 2014 at 3:57pm
As far as the Sunni vs. Shia conflict in Islam, that is much more about dogmatic differences between the sects. It is not a localized conflict over the occupation of a territory. It is about fundamental and irreconcilable differences in a religion that is already radically and violently dogmatic to begin with. Frankly, my hope is that the Islamists destroy each other before they ever get around to implementing their global caliphate.
June 19, 2014 at 3:56pm
Not really the same thing….at all. The conflict between Catholics and Protestants in the north of Ireland has been more about territory and nationality, rather than religion. It just so happens that the pro-British forces are Protestant, while the pro-Irish forces are Catholic. So it’s not as simple as “Catholic vs. Protestant.” That conflict has never been about the theological or dogmatic difference between Catholicism and Protestantism. It has been about a territorial dispute over what we know as “Northern Ireland” (although no self-respecting Irishman would ever use that name)
You’ll notice that the conflict in the North has cooled considerably since 9/11. I believe that that is partly due to the fact that both sides realized that there is a much greater threat in their presence. However, it is also due to a generational shift. The younger generation just isn’t as angry about events of the past. I was in Ireland several years ago when there was a rugby match between Ireland and England which was to be held in Croke Park, the site of the Bloody Sunday massacre. Tensions were high in the media broadcasts leading up to the event, but the match itself went off without a hitch. I remember talking to a few guys in a pub about it later on, and they told me that the younger folks either didn’t really feel invested in the conflict, anymore.
(to finish that though...) ...they told me that the younger folks either didn't really feel invested in the conflict, or it just wasn't as prominent in their consciousness.
June 19, 2014 at 3:40pm
I have been begging any Republican who would listen to make this very point! Why Romney didn’t do it in 2012 is beyond me.
It should also be noted that Barack Obama legitimizes those who wage the Real War On Women when he chooses to negotiate with the Taliban. Furthermore, Obama has just released five of the most ruthless generals in the Real War On Women!!
June 18, 2014 at 4:16pm
Schools are nothing more than liberal propaganda farms. Here’s more proof – censoring conservative points of view: