It didn’t take long for the Liberals to politicize this tragedy, latching on to the accusations of “vitriol”, blaming so-called “anti-government” factions for setting of the mentally-deranged man who killed six people yesterday in Tuscon, including a 9 year-old girl born on Sept. 11, 2001.
According to Fox News, the suspect is a 22 year-old man who attended community college. He posted rambling Youtube videos against the bureaucracy, intermixed with rants about “conscience dreaming” and incoherent mumblings about a new currency.
Liberal Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik scrupled not to blame the rampage by an “unstable” man with a “kind of troubled past. “When you look at the unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous,” he said. “And unfortunately, Arizona has become the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”
Dupnik has had a career of fighting drug crimes, but his record is unclear on illegal immigration. Instead of indicting decent Americans for expecting their elected representatives to protect the country, he might want to investigate how someone with a drug conviction managed to obtain a license to carry a gun.
As for Jared Loughner, the shooter, according to his video, if he had no faith in the current U.S. government, he has as little faith in God.
“The majority of citizens in the United States of America have never read the United States of America’s Constitution. You don’t have to accept the federalist laws,” he says in his videos. “In conclusion, reading the second United States Constitution, I can’t trust the current government because of the ratifications: the government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar. No! I won’t pay debt with a currency that’s not backed by gold and silver! No! I won’t trust in god!”
Records obtained from the Pima County, Ariz. criminal database show Loughner was arrested in 2007 for possessing drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor charge. The records suggest that Loughner paid a $20 fee and completed a court-ordered program for drug offenders.
Three months later, he was cited for running a stop sign, according to court documents.
Another record shows a 2008 arrest for what’s described as a “local charge” in Marana, Ariz., 20 miles northwest of Tucson. The non-criminal charge was dismissed. Loughner’s page states he attended Northwest Aztec College and Pima County Community College, and that he enlisted in the Army.
But an Army official told Fox News Loughner attempted to enlist in the Army in December 2008 but was denied.
Loughner, in other videos, calls the people of District 8, his Ariz. district, illiterate, although his own writing indicates his own skills were questionable. Supposedly, he subscribed to a white supremacist magazine called, “American Renaissance.”
In yet another rant verging on the paranoid, he says: “I know who’s listening: Government Officials, and the People. Nearly all the people, who don’t know this accurate information of a new currency, aren’t aware of mind control and brainwash methods. If I have my civil rights, then this message wouldn’t have happen.”
Clearly, he was losing it. Fox News provided a list of his favorite books, including Mein Kampf, The Communist Manifesto (I’ve read it, too, although it’s certainly not my “favorite book.”), and “Brave New World.” Other books included “The Wizard of Oz,” which is said to be an allegory about currency, and Alice in Wonderland.
Fox News reports that “in a comment posted on MySpace three months ago in connection with a video about Pima Community College, Loughner wrote: ‘Hello, I know you’re illiterate! This is the greatest protest for exposure into a wrongful act. The school is breaking the constitution. If you watch the video then you’ll understand. The teachers are taking advantage of you in the first and Fifth Amendment. The United States Constitution, which is the law, can be broken at this school. Thank you and goodnight! Jared.’”
His last writing on his MySpace page was just hours before the shooting. “Goodbye, friends,” he wrote. “Please don’t be mad at me.” However, it’s not good-bye just yet, as he will have to stand trial for the murder of six, including a child and a federal judge, and the attempted murder of a U.S. Congresswoman.
He was also said to be concerned about 2012 prophecies. He may not have to worry about, as he probably won’t live to see 2012, or he’ll only be witnessing 2012 from a padded jail cell.
Liberals love to blame such derangement on opposition to their bureaucratic policies. If only we would accept their ways and go quietly into that good night of socialism, peaceably. They never bother to acknowledge that their policies might just be part of the problem. If only “we” wouldn’t fight them, tragedies like this wouldn’t occur. If only we would let go of our hatred – and our devotion to “selfish” notions of “freedom” and “liberty.”
Clearly, Loughner was deranged, and thought the solution to America’s, and Arizona’s, problems was a Glock 9 semi-automatic gun. The Tea Parties believe the solution is peaceful rallies, education, and faith in the U.S. Constitution and God. We believe in law and order. Nor are we anti-government. Anti-Big Government perhaps, but we don’t believe in anarchy and people taking the law into their hands, as this gunman did. We just believe the wrong people are in charge right now, people who don’t love freedom. The solution isn’t to shoot them; it’s to vote into office people who do share our values – our love of independence, free markets, limited government, and the United States of America.
Corruption is what stands in the way of restoring America to her foundation. The remedy is patience and perseverance. People with itchy trigger fingers need not apply.