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You Reap What You Sow

Who lit the fires of hate and incivility? It began with Donald Trump’s campaign. - Dan Rather

Wendy Williams.  Kathy Griffin.  Samantha Bee.  Robert De Niro.  It's open season for angry celebrities who want to shout rude names at the current administration and everyone connected with it.

Somehow that is making the supporters of this administration angry.  There are plenty of angry Republicans out there complaining about the rude, mean, liberals who are so disrespectful of that buffoon in the White House (I refuse to call him the president).  How dare anyone talk like that?  How has this country become so uncivil?

For all of you Trump supporters who are clutching your pearls and stewing in your shorts, I have one thing to say to you.

Ever since the early days of his campaign, Trump has been disrespectful and mean-spirited. Every American he has ever disparaged or made fun of is one of his constituents - the very people he is supposed to be serving. He has shown nothing but contempt for…

So Who Will You Shoot?

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. - US Constitution, Amendment II

These days when I hear certain groups of Americans talk about "freedom" and "liberty", they only seem to be talking about freedom to own guns  Lots of guns. Unlimited access to guns.  If I ask, "What does freedom mean to you?" the answer would be "More guns."

So what exactly does a gun do?  What is its function?  What is its purpose?  If you strip away the flag waving, and the rhetoric, and the extreme nationalism, and just consider the essence of a gun as a tool, the answer would be simple.  A gun's purpose is to kill.

Don't tell me that humbug about "Guns don't kill people."  Yes, they do kill people (and animals).  The purpose of a gun is to kill something or someone quickly and easily.

So if you believe that guns are freedom, are you willing to kill…