The word "partisan" in relating to a specific party should become obsolete and rarely used, and "bi-partisan" should become the catch-phrase for everything coming out of Washington, D.C. as well as every state capital in the union.
Here's what some of the professors at some of our universities are saying about the Alexandria shooting (from the BBC):
"Republicans have proven impervious to mass shootings and I don't think you'll see any reforms now," said Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor and gun policy expert. "This will be business as usual, they will soon be saying that the answer is more guns and new freedoms, not new laws."
Many current congressional Republicans were ushered into their seats with the support of the National Rifle Association, including the injured Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who receives funding from the gun lobby group and has voted consistently against gun control measures.
The Republican-controlled House recently opposed expanding background checks for gun buyers and limiting access to assault rifles.
"Congressmen, especially Republican congressmen, are very obedient to whatever the NRA tells them," said John Donohue, a Stanford law professor who studies gun policy.
The NRA has long banged the drum for a more armed citizenry — good guys with guns to stop bad guys with guns, the logic goes. But it "almost never happens" that an armed citizen stops a gunman, said Donohue. "I just wrote a paper on this,” he said. “Allowing citizens to carry freely on the street doesn't decrease crime, it increases it."
Apparently Donohue ignores the stories that come out in many local newspapers almost every day (and FBI statistics) about people with guns preventing crimes. Does he believes if someone carries a gun on the streets, they are irrevocably destined to commit a crime? That logic says if a man owns a hammer, he is going to smash someone in the head with it, he can't help it, it is in his destiny. We should require a license to buy a hammer.
These are the teachers who are "educating" our young adults. No matter what they study, they are subjected to as much leftist ideology as they are curriculum studies. The University of Missouri learned what it costs to allow unbridled activism and political correctness to run rampant on their campus. At last count, they have closed seven dorms to cope with the drop in enrollment since last November.
Like the National Press, big universities are not harbingers of freedom, they are the creators of dissent and activism, and have little to do with well-rounded education.
Now a Nebraska Democratic Party volunteer leader has been dismissed for saying he was glad House Scalise got shot and "wished he were dead." Phil Montag was secretly taped, and refuted the tape, saying it had been edited, and was an attempt to blackmail him into publicly supporting Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, the Black Caucus chairwoman. Tipton was also present at the time of the taping.
The in-party fighting of both Republicans and Democrats needs to stop, and cross-party cooperation needs to grow. The word "partisan" in relating to a specific party should become obsolete and rarely used, and "bi-partisan" should become the catch-phrase for everything coming out of Washington, D.C. as well as every state capital in the union. When people start working for the good of others and not only for themselves, things get better.
When the United States Congress in it's entirety actually starts working for the good of all people, this country will get better. When universities turn away from political correctness and return to sound education principles and responsible ethical and moral standards for students, this country will get better.
The first thing needed is to return to the moral concepts and religious principles of the Founding Fathers.
Our lives and our country depend on it.