Remember the Vietnam War era slogan, ‘America, love it or leave it’? That was the retort used by conservatives against flea-bitten hippies protesting America’s involvement in southeast Asia. It actually was first popularized back during the McCarthy hearing days by columnist Walter Winchell who thought the Wisconsin commie hunter was the bee’s knees. Now, though, the tactic is being employed by the other side of the political spectrum to further their civilian disarmament agenda . . .
The ALIOLI ethos (above, from their Facebook page) has been taken up by none other than the spittle sprayers at the CSGV (née National Coalition to Ban Handguns) as a part of their never-ending campaign to tar America’s tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners as ‘fetishists’ and ‘insurrectionists’. They’re apparently of the questionable Constitutional opinion that the Declaration’s preamble supersedes anything enumerated in the Bill of Rights — especially (and probably only) the one that recognizes the individual’s right keep and bear arms. If you disagree with them, well, you can just GTFO.
Some of us are old enough to remember when dissent was considered the highest form of patriotism (as long as the policy you’re protesting was put in place by someone sufficiently distasteful to the media and deep state elites). But the ‘love it or leave it’ world view was always a mindlessly simplistic, distasteful way of countering an opponent’s arguments, no matter which side spouted it. By using ALIOLI to other-ize gun owners, the CSGV only highlights the mindless, reactionary, Stalinist streak that underlies their anti-Constitutional, anti-gun campaign. But you probably already knew that.