If only Barack Obama sounded more like the president of Virginia’s Liberty University, maybe this would start feeling like America again.
Naturally, LU’s Jerry Falwell Jr. is at the center of “controversy.” Because any leader who says something that hearkens back to the core values that built this country has to be smeared by the namby-pamby liberals who have worked so hard to turn this country into a nation of whining, self-absorbed idiots. They can’t have some guy out there turning over the apple cart. They have enough on their hands with Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
So when Falwell made a statement that was one-part common sense and one-part inspiration, it’s not surprising that this nation’s internal enemies raked him over the coals.
“I’ve always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in,” Falwell said Friday in an address to students. “Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here.”
The crowd roared its approval. Why? Well, if you ask a liberal, they’ll tell you that the school is filled with hateful Christians who would love nothing more than an excuse to shoot a Muslim. But since that’s exceedingly unlikely, what’s the real reason?
Well, it’s the same reason that conservatives are being drawn in such large numbers to Trump and Carson and Ted Cruz and other Republicans who are finally telling us the truth. They cheered because they finally heard something akin to bravery and courage and truth. They probably had the same feeling that most Americans felt when George W. Bush stood on the rubble of the World Trade Center and said, through a bullhorn, that the terrorists “would hear ALL of us.”
See, we don’t like to feel afraid after something like this. And the answer to fear is not to say, “Well, we need to be really careful that we don’t make Muslims feel unwelcome,” which is the message that we get from the left. And it’s certainly not the answer to say, “This is why we need to ban all guns that look like M-16s, even if they aren’t actually M-16s.” We need truth and we need inspiration.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe – a Democrat – was aghast.
“My administration is committed to making Virginia an open and welcoming Commonwealth, while also ensuring the safety of all of our citizens. Mr. Falwell’s rash and repugnant comments detract from both of those crucial goals,” McAuliffe said.
There’s nothing rash or repugnant about what Falwell said. It is the unvarnished truth, and it’s something we could use a lot more of right now. Falwell isn’t saying that he wants his students to start shooting Muslims. He was talking specifically about terrorists, and there’s not a student in that audience who thought otherwise. McAuliffe doesn’t like it because it goes against the liberal trend, which is: Muslims are good, guns are bad, and that’s the end of the story.
No it isn’t. It’s not even the beginning of the story. It’s a lie, and we’re sick of hearing it.