Earlier today we learned that Atlantic writer and former George W. Bush speech writer, David Frum had no idea what the Lautenberg Amendment (Gun Ban for Individuals Convicted of a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence — 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9)) is.
Crazy thought: lifetime gun ban for anyone who raises a hand against a woman or a child
— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 6, 2017
He was the tip of the iceberg.
United States Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) didn’t either.
A simple idea: Anyone convicted of domestic abuse should see their rights under the 2nd Amendment severely curtailed. https://t.co/bsyihrklJf
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) November 6, 2017
Neither did Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
Writing a bill w/ @MartinHeinrich to prevent anyone convicted of domestic violence – be it in criminal or military court – from buying a gun
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 7, 2017
Or Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
— Martin Heinrich (@MartinHeinrich) November 7, 2017
This makes me a little curious. Is there anybody in the United States Congress that ACTUALLY KNOW ANY OF THE LAWS THAT GOVERN THIS FUCKING COUNTRY!?!
Charles Darwin was quoted as saying :
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.“
I propose a corollary:
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will be solved by politics.
I swear the most honest campaign ad I can thing of would be:
“I know fuck all nothing about anything, but I am so supremely confident in my ignorance that I feel it is my right to regulate things I know nothing about. Vote for me.”