As a side note this was originally going to publish on Tuesday. Given the events of Monday in Boston and Wednesday in TX I held it up. I’ve thought about it and decided that this still needed to be said.
We as a country cannot and should not get into the habit of “Banning or interfering” as this Senator attempted to do.
Banning an event or book one group dislikes, places us on the slippery slope to censorship.
I personally disliked Jesse Jacksons rallies in FL against Zimmerman. However I am duty bound as a citizen under the constitution to protect Rev. Jackson right to free speech.
This is a philosophy that is deeply ingrained in me. As it should be in all American citizens, most especially our politicians.
I understand that the Senator was likely just seeking some publicity, but this method sets a bad precedent.
All right people I’m going to say some things here that are likely to piss some of you off.
A Connecticut Senator by the name of Murphy asked that the NRA 500 NASCAR race be Not Aired or cancelled because of the fact that it was sponsored by the NRA.
I don’t even follow or watch NASCAR and this pisses me off.
I see this as nothing more than a spotlight grabbing publicity seeking asshole Senator standing on the Newtown Tragedy in an effort to look, yes look like he’s doing something.
I’m sick of hearing about Newtown. I’m sick of hearing every fucking controversial issue being tied back to Newtown.
I’m so fucking over it I can’t see straight and I am equally sick of hearing talking heads and dumbass members of congress blabbing on and on about the pros and cons of various asinine gun control bills.
I’m sick of hearing moronic state representatives blabbing on about things that they have no idea about.
Then trying to make laws that are supposed to be about the safety of the public. When in reality the new laws will not do one fucking thing to make us safer.
If Senator Murphy had been successful in stopping the broadcast or even the race, I’d have been calling for his immediate removal from office for violating his oath of office.
You know… that little bit about upholding the constitution? I might even have been screaming for him to be hauled up on charges of improper use of power and influence peddling.
Because had he managed to stop the broadcast or the race itself, I believe that would have violated the First Amendment.
Folks… Events like this race are planned at least a year if not two years in advance.
The NRA PAID their sponsorship money.
The fans paid their money for the tickets.
The advertisers paid for their commercials to run during the broadcast.
The cars and team uniforms were logoed, and purchased.
Thousands of people fed their families because they had jobs associated with the NRA 500.
That doesn’t necessarily mean those people agreed with the NRA on any point.
However, unlike our politicians, those thousands of people did their jobs and were paid for their labor.
No-body could have predicted that a CRAZY person would kill his mother, take guns from his home and kill a bunch of school children.
That this Senator, seemed to think that all that money, and all those jobs should… What?
Give everybody a refund? Take a 400 million or MORE (I’m guessing) dollar loss?
Simply because he disagrees with the sponsor, demonstrates to me personally that Senator Murphy is unfit to be in the Senate.
Clearly he has no clue about how economies work and is more than willing to disrupt the finances of thousands if not hundreds of thousand of people for nothing!
Based on that alone he should be removed from office, he’s unfit to lead in any way.