And as a spin-off from the previous post, let’s head off to Beto-land.
A few weeks ago, Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke said a mandatory government buyback program for AK-47 and AR-15 rifles is needed because other gun control measures don’t do enough to remove weapons already on the streets.
Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.
Didn’t that become a new craze in t-shirts?
And then, at some sort of CNN Townhall among Democratic candidates last night, focusing on LGBT issues, Beto declared:
[...] churches, colleges and universities should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage
Evangelicals as mentioned in the previous post understand this and its ramifications. Most do anyway. Rod Dreher comments:
Liberals will say, “Don’t worry about it. Beto is scraping the bottom of the polls. What he says doesn’t really matter.” Huh. Don’t you believe it. If this belief isn’t already held by all the Democratic candidates now, it will be. As Brandon McGinley says, there really is no principled reason to resist it, given what the Democrats already believe about the sanctity of homosexuality and transgenderism. Haven’t we all lived long enough now to recognize that the Law of Merited Impossibility — “It will never happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it” — is as irrefutable as the Second Law of Thermodynamics?
Or more succintly, as per David Harsanyi:
Every position Beto takes is a position most other Dems want to work towards. Beto just ignored the incrementalism. You don’t think Dems want to overturn 2A? You don’t think they want to force cultural norms on orthodox Christians?
This article from PJ Media probably does a better job doing what my post above tried to do.