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Monday, February 18, 2013

"Proud To Be A Democrat": Proof You Can't Fix Stupid

Republicans are often belittled as the stupid party--and in many cases, they are, but if this letter to the editor from a "proud democrat" is any indicator, the Democrats have their fair share of stupid:

Gulf Coast Gun Forum

For those who can't read the print in the image above, here is the text of the letter:
Beaufort, N.C.

Jan. 17, 2013


Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?

We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence.

But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I’d say, and President Obama needs to change it.
So far, this letter is your typical anti-gun, anti-Republican, pro-Obama screed. Nothing exceptionally out of the ordinary--until you get to the next paragraph (emphasis mine):
The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen. Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for president because their mothers had to have a C-section.  But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair.

Please withhold my name because I don’t want to get crank calls.

If you require me to explain to you everything wrong in that paragraph, chances are you probably need to go back to school--preschool that is!

I feel dumber having read that. I may have even lost a few brain cells. I'm going to have to read some Ludwig Von Mises and Murray Rothbard in order to regain my intelligence. I hope I still remember how to read!