LETTER: ‘Common sense’ is not voting for a president who wants gun controlDemocrats, liberals and MSNBC followers have opportunity in November to vote common sense over politics. How, you ask?
By: Warren Thomas, Forestburg
To the Editor:
Writer John Brosnan made a timely observation in his July 21 letter. He wrote (concerning Supreme Court Justice John Robert’s Obamacare vote): “… using politics instead of common sense in solving a problem is a disgrace.” Well said, John.
Democrats, liberals and MSNBC followers have opportunity in November to vote common sense over politics. How, you ask?
Consider: following agriculture, tourism and shooting sports drive most of the economy of South Dakota. Few states rival South Dakota in shooting sports — pheasant, deer, antelope, grouse, duck, goose, lion, rabbit squirrel, etc. Gun and ammunition sales, motels and food for hunters, target shooters, gun shows, etc., are a significant part of our economy.
“Common sense” tells us we should do everything to legally allow us continuation of the gun-related activities which drive our states’ prosperity. “Using politics” will be voting again for a president who has been anti-gun from his days as an Illinois state senator.
“Common sense” will tell us Obama means what he said when he made a pledge to Sarah Brady that he was working on gun control but beneath the radar for now. “Using politics” will mean voting again for a man who has been without truth in promising an open and transparent administration (2008) but now delivers obfuscation and obstruction. (Fast and Furious)
“Common sense” means we understand that when Obama surrounds himself with gun haters such as Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, he has an agenda dangerous to South Dakotans — even Democrats. “Using politics” means Democrats reelecting an enfeebled, no-business-experience president simply because they have party affiliation.
“Common sense” tells us another four years of Obama could well be the death warrant for our gun ownership rights, Democrats as well as Republicans. We will pay the price together. “Using politics” will be voting again for a man dead set against our Second Amendment Rights.
Thank you John Brosnan, for highlighting how far apart common sense and using politics can be.
May November common sense not come up short.