Health care town hall meetings have been all over the news recently with concerned citizens voicing their views over more and more government intrusion into the lives of the average American. However, the news coverage has been heating up lately because some of these concerned Americans have decided to exercise their God-given right to bear arms at these events.
It all started when William Kostric, of New Hampshire, had (gasp) a handgun on him at one of the Town Hall meetings put on by President Barak Obama.
The major media had a collective brain seizure seeing a free man exercise his God given right to be able to defend himself. They made ridiculous statements over the air such as “disturbing news,” “Are the police going to allow him to do that?”, “Is that legal?”, and my favorite, “You’re saying a guy has a gun in the open!?”, as if it was the same thing as shooting heroin in public. Several news outlets continued to make a big deal out of something equal to walking your dog in the park for the next several days.
Although I appreciate Mr. Kostric’s love of freedom, this could have easily been taken advantage of by those that hate the Bill of Rights. An agent provocateur could easily copy these activities, and then take it to the next level by waving it around or, Heaven forbid, fire it in public. This would allow the media and the government the excuse they are craving to come down so hard they send the freedom movement back into the Stone Age.
Before I go on, I want to make the point on how ridiculous the term “assault weapon” really is.
According to Webster.com, “assault” means “a violent physical or verbal attack… a military attack… a threat or attempt to inflict offensive contact or bodily harm…”
I am at a loss to understand how an inanimate object can do all those things on its own or limit itself to offensive action only.
Thanks to MSNBC, we all know that Socialist is code for the “N” word http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksNSopGHrLw. And now, again thanks to MSNBC, we know that the people carrying these “assault weapons” are also racists, and probably members of the militia.
"A man (known only as Chris B) at a pro-health care reform rally...wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip....there are questions about whether this has racial overtones.... Here we have a man of color in the Presidency, and white people showing up with guns strapped to their wastes." We also learn that these people are mad about a black person being president, and we are going to see someone try and do him harm, because of this anger towards having a black President.”
What would we do without the mainstream media? We would all likely be lost and confused as to who and what kind of people are behind this “violent” “anger”.
Now, all kidding aside, who was this black hating racist? Why did MSNBC only show his back? Could it be because if they showed the full picture, it might challenge the story they had already written in advance?
What? How could showing the face of one of these white racist African-American haters challenge their story?
Maybe because this is Chris:
Chris is a clean cut young man, whom the media could not label racist or paint as some back woods hick. As collectivists, compelled to group people together based on race or how one looks, this must have been one of the most frustrating news events these mainstream news reporters had ever come across Those reporters must have been livid to see someone defending the Constitution, whom they could not put into some preconstructed box.
How could I make such a jaded claim? The first photo of Chris taken by mainstream outlets leaves out any view of Chris’ skin; a search of the online edition of the Arizona Republic has no photos of Chris, even though the above articles show plenty of photos. To top it off, the MSNBC video discussing the event only shows that same obstructed view and makes references to racism and not wanting a black person to be president.
If anyone claims there is no malice in the media towards the lovers of freedom or even bias in general, please share with them this clear example of animosity towards anyone exercising their rights contrary to the will of the power elite.