Ron Littlepage is taken aback. Here’s a bit; follow the link for the rest.
The outstanding quote of last week has to go to state Rep. Matt Gaetz.
He’s pushing a bill that would allow the 1.4 million Floridians who have concealed carry gun permits to openly carry their firearms.
During a House committee debate on the legislation, Gaetz had this to say, according to Politico Florida:
The bill restores a right “granted not by government but by God.” Say what?
As someone who was raised in the Baptist church and who graduated from a Baptist university, Baylor, I’ve read the Bible from Genesis to Revelations more than once.
But I must have missed the part about God coming out in favor of open carry.
Jeez Louise, you can’t make this stuff up.
As a Southerner, I often find myself resenting the way white Southerners* are portrayed as dumbass hicks. Even when I was a kid, I couldn’t stand the Beverly Hillsillies.
It’s been a theme since the earliest days of film and, later, broadcast media (we won’t even talk about print). Find any old radio or television comedy show with a character from the South, you will find a dumbass hick. Heck, Tennessee Ernie Ford made a fortune playing dumbass hicks. Even Andy Griffith achieved his first great success as a dumbass hick in No Time for Sergeants. And don’t forget Jim Nabors and George Lindsey.
But, honest to Pete, as long as a great lot of white Southerners continue act like dumbass hicks, I have to concede that they are asking for it.
*The portrayal of black Southerners is another, much more evil story.