Guys, this is important. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, was interviewed by CNN”s Christine Amanpour about changing gun laws post mass shootings. Christine asked about other countries following her example, to which the New Zealand Prime Minister said she doesn’t understand America.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden: "Australia experienced a massacre and changed their laws. New Zealand had its experience, and changed its laws. To be honest with you, I do not understand the United States."
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— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 15, 2019
Full disclosure: I’m writing this post as a setup to an open letter coming TONIGHT. Here’s a hint:
Dear Leaders of Countries that are Not America: F*ck Off https://t.co/L8W7EUxfIa
— Courtney Kirchoff (@Courtneyscoffs) May 15, 2019
But that’s the only hint you’re getting.
Now, the reason America doesn’t “do anything” after someone abuses a right is because that’s not how rights work. Which I know is confusing to countries that don’t believe in rights, liberties, or decentralized power. In fairness, New Zealand is not Great Britain, a country which bans cutlery. But should New Zealand keep prancing down this merry path, they may soon find themselves enlisting Oscar the Grouch to help with spoon control. Since the Brits already hired Cookie Monster to help with knife control.
The reason we don’t do away with the Second Amendment when someone breaks laws is the same reason we don’t do away with the First Amendment when someone says a mean thing. Which, I know, is confusing to countries that don’t believe in rights, liberties, or decentralized power. Is there an echo in here? America has a First Amendment so it doesn’t turn into a land of cowering twit ninnies as we see in the United Kingdom, the land of milquetoast bitch-babies. Related: UK Comedian Under Investigation for Inappropriate Joke Tweet.
Sorry, not all Brits are whiny bitch-babies. Just the people too many of your countrymen elect. Still love you, limeys, just not your government. Cheers.
Anyway, that’s why America doesn’t do something after some people do some things. Hat tip to Ilhan Omar for that last jab.