Interesting views from the left
A columnist at the Huffington Post proclaims he is sufficiently in tune with Buddhism to where he would not even shoot to save his own life ... but apparently finds no contradiction with pushing for strict gun laws, i.e., feeling perfectly all right about imprisoning his fellow citizens.
But I find the comments interesting:
"In view of the last seven years, I don't just want a gun, I want a effing arsenal!"
"So now I must get a gun. A big gun that hold lots of bullets. Strangely enough not to protect me and my family from criminals,no, to protect me an my family from roving gangs of 'security contractors' that will be patrolling the streets of the USA after Bush declares martial law just ahead of the 08 elections. I have come the the conclusion that Bush intends not to remake Iraq in the image of America, but to remake America in the image of Iraq. For that, I will need a gun. AAMF, I will need lots of guns. Good thing I live in Texas."
"Well Pete, the government is armed to the teeth, and many of us are not sure the government has the best intentions towards it's citizens and their right to dissent. We are headed towards a police state funded by homeland security money."
To paraphrase what Instapundit says about those who speak of global warming: I will take seriously the claim that Bush is a Hitler, when those who say he is one, act like he is one.