Now this brings home the contradiction
From an Op-Ed:
"This I believe, because I am a liberal.
. . . . .
I believe the right of free speech should be limited only by the unnecessary shouting of “fire” in a crowded theatre.
I believe the right to carry guns should be limited to only civilian persons, and police or military persons should be required to remain unarmed, unless, of course, they have a hunting license for the state in which they reside, or are members of the National Rifle Association.
I believe the conservative organizations, such as the NRA and other firearms conscious groups, should be outlawed, as well as hunting licenses."
I do find amusing the following:
"I believe that some day a candidate will admit to being as liberal as John F. Kennedy did in his race. He is thought to be the last presidential candidate who admitted it publicly, some 35 years ago."
JFK ran on a ticket of "close the missile gap," arguing that we needed more nukes aimed at the Soviet Union, and that Eisenhower had allowed the Soviets to move ahead of us in terms of nuclear missiles. He, oh, put American troops in Vietnam, initiated and then abandoned the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, made assassinating/deposing Castro one of his major priorities. On the side, he appointed racist judges in the south to appease the Dixiecrat wing of the party, allowed J. Edgar Hoover to wiretap and bug Martin Luther King to see whether he was a communist, etc., etc. This is the author's avatar of a liberal? Oh, and his one race for President was 48 years ago, not 35. How memories fade....