Celebrate Guns on MLK Day?
Eighteen Democratic senators have signed onto a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to pass the public option through reconciliation. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, if the Senate decides to bring the matter up for a vote, the administration would support the effort. This as a new government report on our “broken health care system” shows how “insurance companies prosper” as “Americans suffer." Profits for the 10 largest insurance companies “increased 250 percent between 2000 and 2009, ten times faster than inflation,” and “the CEOs of America’s five largest insurers were each payed up to $24 million in 2008.” Let's use Medicare, which nearly every American understands. Just create "Medicare Part E" where the "E" represents "everybody." Just let any citizen in the US buy into Medicare. Got it - simple and right on.
Utah State Sen. Mark Madsen (R) is introducing legislation to make a holiday honoring John Moses Browning — the Utah native and “gun pioneer” who founded the Browning Arms company — on the same day as Martin Luther King Day. Madsen says, “I see them as complimentary." Madsen said he plans to meet with the NAACP to discuss his proposal. “We’ll see if they can take it in the spirit it’s intended,” Madsen said. Salt Lake NAACP President Jeanetta Williams said she was “furious” about this. How could anyone suggest that MLK day be shared with celebrating guns since Martin Luther King was assassinated?
The senator doesn't care, and he knows the two don't compliment each other. What we have here is just another showing of racism. Are you telling me that this couldn't have been a local holiday (like here in Illinois where we celebrate Abraham Lincoln)? Browning was at the end an industrialist, should we have a holiday for Carnagie or Ford or Bill Gates? Lastly, and this shows the crypto-racism, are you telling me that with all those open days in the year, the day designated for MLK had to be the one for this absurd idea of a holiday?
Is the Senator nuts? How about a holiday to remember all the kids killed in firearm violence at school and another one for those children killed by firearms
that were carelessly stored? Does the senator own a sheet with a pointy hood?
It is mean spirited and venemous.