Friday, March 16, 2012

I feel the need to comment on this. This isn't some egg-headed Marxist blathering on about Critical Race Theory; we have a kid shot for carrying Skittles by a guy in the Neighborhood Watch. We must have a way to go if being black keeps you from exercising your right to life. This wasn't some tragic accident; some gated-community moron actually thought there's no way a black kid belonged there. I favor absolute 2nd Amendment rights; I think the state governments can prohibit us from owning Uzis if they like. That's about it. I like many gun rights conservatives and believe that they carry on a noble part of the American spirit. But do I believe that real racism and bigotry exists unexamined on the Right, broadly speaking? Yes. Real conservatives assert their rights and advocate for them in the face of the real harm that a lack of liberty can cause. In fact, the case for freedom and limited government gets even stronger through the eyes of the historically disadvantaged. We should be even more saddened that people embrace what we believe more out of a need to be away from "those people" than a love of freedom.

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