Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Like I've said before...

....evil doesn't always come dressed in armbands and jackboots. Sometimes it comes in just a suit and tie, defending things like civilian disarmament and calling them "reasonable, common-sense gun laws." One wonders what Richard Daley would say to the folks mentioned in this story, especially Otis McDonald:

He came to Chicago from Louisiana when he was 17, as part of the Great Migration of blacks. He worked his way up from a janitor to a maintenance engineer, a good job that allowed him and his wife to buy a house on the city's far South Side in 1972, where they raised their family.
In recent years, McDonald, now a grandfather, has watched the neighborhood deteriorate, the quiet nights he once enjoyed replaced by the sound of gunfire, drunken fights and shattering liquor bottles.

How ironic that Daley and his kind claim to stand up for the rights of people like the McDonalds as they deny those people their most basic right of self-protection -- and on top of that, use those people's tax money to pay the salaries of their armed bodyguards. They fancy themselves heroes, but they're really nothing more than common criminals, accessories to tens of thousands of robberies, rapes, home invasions and murders. They'll probably never be held properly accountable for that, but at least the Supreme Court will have the opportunity to enable future would-be victims to defend themselves. Let's hope they do the right thing.