Mon, 19 March 2018
Ignoring the philosophical inconsistencies associated with "giving" shotguns away my first thought is "what the $^#%?)
I first saw the article posted in the private Facebook group, and after reading the headline, I thought, "This seems like a bad idea."
But I wanted to give the Libertarian candidate from Michigan the benefit of the doubt before passing judgment. So I read the article. I have now concluded with certainty that Brian Ellison is a moron.
Brian is the aforementioned Libertarian running against incumbent Debbie Stabenow for a US Senate seat. Clearly, Mr. Ellison hasn't spent a lot of time with the homeless, or he would have realized that most of them suffer from mental or drug addiction and giving them firearms is probably not the best solution to solving the violent crime problem the homeless face.
In fact, Ellison seems more concerned with police being armed with rifles than he is handing a depressed alcoholic a loaded shotgun.
Why does the LP keep fielding these types of candidates? I'll tell you why. It's all they can get. Anyone of substance who stands a chance of winning either leaves the party or seeks to distance themselves from it. I cite Austin Petersen and Larry Sharpe as two recent examples.
It breaks my heart to see our ideas promoted by the worst possible people. Just one more reason this show is so important.