Last Word for Friday 01/14/2011 on the aftermath of the tragic events in Arizona.


Several people have asked if the events in the Dragon’s and my life recently were going to cause us not to comment on the tragic events in Arizona or their aftermath. In truth it has been on my “To-do list” for a couple of days. However when I am forced to reprioritize (its amazing but having dependable heat in the middle of a cold snap has been an automatic #1 every time) it kept getting shoved pretty far down the list.

Finally with a reasonably and dependably warm Leprechaun’s Lair once again and a big pot of soup started, I sat down to organize all my thoughts which I kept noting down on my phone into a coherent format. Then I received this from a friend and realized a picture and a quote was all that was needed to put this entire thing in perspective:

So there is your picture and here is your quote:

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the law-breaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” – Ronald Reagan
Has it been a horrible tragedy? Inarguably.  Preventable? Certainly, the family the college and the police knew this guy was a  mentally unstable whack job over a year ago but he was not forced to receive medical help by his family or authorities, even after being expelled from College.
Is this justification for the hysterical knee jerk reactions of Government and media?     Not from any view-point I can see.
Is this justification for more laws constraining our behavior and rights?


Finally as a closing thought, I do so miss Ronald Regan and his common sense approach. Would that we could find another leader like him with his values.

About lethalleprechaun

I believe in being the kind of man who, when my feet touch the floor in the morn', causes the Devil to say "BUGGER ME! HIMSELF IS UP!" ======== I'm a White Married Heterosexual who fervently believes in the war(s) we are fighting, the Second Amendment which I plan on defending with my last breath and my last round of ammunition as well as Arizona's stringent law on Immigration and the need for the border wall. I'm a right of center Con-centrist with Tea Party & Republican sympathies who drives an SUV. I am a Life Time Member of the NRA, a Charter Member of the Patriots' Border Alliance and North American Hunters Association. If there is a season for it and I can shoot one I'll eat it and proudly wear its fur. I believe PETA exists solely to be a forum for Gays, Vegetarians, Hollywood snobbery to stupid to get into politics and Soybean Growers. The ACLU stopped protecting our civil liberties sometime after the 1960s and now serves its own bigoted headline grabbing agenda much in the same way as the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am ecstatic that WE the PEOPLE finally got mad enough to rise up and take back the Government from WE the ENTITLED and reverently wish the Liberals would just get over the loss and quit whining/protesting all the time. After all they're just reaping what they've sown. I am Pro-choice both when it comes to the issue of abortion AND school prayer. I believe in a government for the people, by the people which represents and does the people's will. Therefore I an Pro States rights and mandatory term limits but against special interest group campaign contributions and soft money. I think that sports teams who allow their players to sit or take a knee during the National Anthem should be boycotted until the message is received that this is not acceptable behavior for role models for children. I believe Congressional salaries should be voted on bi-annually by the people they represent and not by themselves. I think Congress should be subject to every law they pass on the populace including any regarding Social Security or Healthcare. Speaking of the Healthcare bill (or con job as I see it) I hope Trump will overturn it and set things back to normal. I oppose the building of an Mosque or ANY Islamic center at or within a 10 mile radius of Ground Zero in New York. I will fight those in favor of this until hell freezes over and then I will continue to fight it hand to hand on the ice. Further I think the ban on immigrants from certain nations known to harbor and promote terrorism is a justified measure, at least until we can come up with better methods of vetting and tracking those non citizens we allow in the country. We did not inflict this measure on them those who refuse to point out, denounce or fight radical religious terrorism brought this upon themselves.
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4 Responses to Last Word for Friday 01/14/2011 on the aftermath of the tragic events in Arizona.

  1. gail says:

    Amen to all you said, Lethal. We do need another Reagan especially with what we have in the white house now.
    Amen to the fact that the media (mainstream) is jumping all over this and blaming the Republicans and mostly Sarah Palin. I am so sick of hearing all this crap.
    This congresswoman was a Republican…….she is middle of the road. Why blame the right? The judge I assume was a Republican as he was appointed by GH Bush.
    When the attempt on Reagan’s life was made did the Republican blame the lefties? I think not.
    Dims, grow up.

  2. eric s. says:

    noone should mutter that assholes name except at his funeral… he was looking for fame and did no good for anyone.. crazy or not, we shouldnt feed him for 20 years before we kill him and he dosent deserve even a sidenote in this great countrys history.
    if hes crazy, strap him in to the death chair and tell him hes going to disneyland and throw the switch, he wont know the difference!!

  3. Jeannie says:

    I agree 100%!

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