Sen. Durbin Says Concealed Carry Laws PREVENT Free Speech. So Stupid it Hurts...
Usually Bill de Blasio takes the cake when it comes to the utterance of stupidity. And being a smug hobgoblin. But a new contender has reared his balding head. His name is Senator Durbin, and he's here to make you wish you were a genderless alien, floating in another galaxy. In a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, he suggested the biggest deterrent to free speech is
violent political tactics employed by radical leftists ALL THE GUNZ!
Should I be able to stop a speaker because I am offended? No. Because I'm intimidated? I think yes. Because I find him menacing? Yes. Should I be able to stop someone who makes me feel uncomfortable? No. Should I be able to stop someone who I find threatening, menacing, intimidating?
Halt there, Senator. First things first...
So much wrong, my liver has shut down from toxin overload. Given the context, there's little difference between feeling offended and feeling intimidated. Yet Durbin's insisting there is a difference between the two -- as if one's graver than the other. This is how two-tongued leftists reduce words to meaning nothing. Ergo meaning anything they wish them to mean. Notice what he does next.
Where do you draw the line?
10 states allow the carrying of guns on college campuses. Doesn't this make this a little more complicated...?
Durbin is implying speakers can cause someone to feel offended all they want, but they shouldn't be allowed to cause someone to feel intimidated. Key word here being feel. That's a nonsense statement because both are FEELINGS. For instance, gender queer students might feel intimidated by "anti-LGBT" Mike Pence speaking at graduation (yes, this is something that actually happened). According to Durbin, spineless students should be able to stop Mike Pence from speaking. Behold, this is how the left justifies silencing free speech. Scary words hurt feelings.
But what if I feel offended when Amy Schumer opens her keg hole? Methinks Durbin wouldn't be okay with me telling Amy Schumer to stick her own foot in her trap.
Where do you draw the line? When you accept feelings as justification for limiting freedoms, the line is a blur, as it moves constantly. Anybody can feel anything for any reason at any time.
But it gets worse. Durbin goes on to somehow blame guns for silencing free speech. You know, the thing he just advocated for five seconds ago.
There's no parallel universe or alternate realm where such a sentiment even begins to make sense. The old coot is throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. He's selling it later on Ebay. The worst part? He's posturing as if he's advocating for free speech, when clearly he's anti free speech and anti Second Amendment. Two birds, one old codger with spaghetti stained stubby fingers. Just refer back to his earlier words. As is the case with most leftists, freedom and this guy go together like spicy meals and unprepared anuses.