ELDER PATRIOT – Mainstream Republican Karl Rove is being castigated on conservative websites following his appearance on Fox News Sunday, yesterday. Host Chris Wallace asked Rove what could be done to stop the violence like that which occurred at the Emmanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C.
Here is the entire exchange between Wallace and Rove:
WALLACE: “How do we stop the violence?”
ROVE: “I wish I had an easy answer for that, but I don’t think there’s an easy answer. We saw an act of evil. Racist, bigoted evil, and to me the amazing thing is that it was met with grief and love. Think about how far we’ve come since 1963. The whole weight of the government throughout the South was to impede finding and holding and bringing to justice the men who perpetrated the [Birmingham] bombing. And here, we saw an entire state, an entire community, an entire nation come together, grieving as one and united in the belief that this was an evil act, so we’ve come a long way. Now maybe there’s some magic law that will keep us from having more of these. I mean basically the only way to guarantee that we will dramatically reduce acts of violence involving guns is to basically remove guns from society, and until somebody gets enough “oomph” to repeal the Second Amendment, that’s not going to happen.”
For the record, I am a staunch defender of the Second Amendment. I believe every American is guaranteed private gun ownership whether for self-defense against intruders, sports, or to defend the country from forces foreign or domestic.
I dislike Karl Rove as both a human being and a political strategist. His advice to George Bush to spend the people’s money freely has stripped the Republican Party of the moral high ground when discussing a balanced budget. The secretive nature that he ran the White House with fractured and severely damaged the forces supporting Constitutional government. I consider his willingness to trade the people’s freedoms for political power a major reason for the growing police state we now find ourselves living in.
His dismissal of Republican candidates by labeling them unelectable is both astounding and historically unfounded. He claims on one hand to have been part of the Reagan team. This is a lie because had he been he would know that was exactly what was said about Ronald Reagan. Reagan, of course, won in consecutive landslides by bringing a respectful and common sense discussion of the issues directly to the people.
I tend to see Rove as a disciple of the Senior Bush who was intent on moving towards the New World Order that goes a long ways towards explaining why these websites are seizing this opportunity to hammer him.
I’m just not sure of Rove’s intent when making his comments yesterday. Was he simply making an observation (in a clumsy manner) that the only way for gun violence to be eradicated was if there were no guns? As shallow as that thought is, it is inarguable. Or, was he finally providing a glimpse into his real thoughts that any further movement towards the tyranny that he’s in favor of will require disarming the people?
Either way Karl Rove, like so many of the politicos that we are being ruled by, has earned the distrust coming from Americans who still believe in our Constitution and the role that the American people play in maintaining the freedoms contained therein.