Now that civil debate has gone the way of Sony Walkman cassette players, just remember this:
Even a fart has benefits.
In fact, it’s hard to imagine something that has no benefit whatsoever. Mosquitos? Yeah, they’re part of the food chain and they keep the OFF! Deep Woods people employed. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner? Why he singlehandedly made Twitter interesting for at least a month. And apparently he’s going to be the gift that keeps on giving now that he wants to run for Mayor of New York.
And its only going to get worse as Congress has (at least temporarily) shelved Hypocrite of Epic Proportion Feinstein’s new gun and magazine ban legislation.
You’ll continue to hear “common sense” arguments, mostly from Piers Morgan, but also from some of the other Mouseketeers on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and CNN.
What you won’t hear, however, is the other side of these “common sense” arguments.
In any case, things tend to have two sides. Arguments, decisions, discussions, 45 single records and of course, politicians.
In other words, every decision has pros and cons to consider. Drawbacks and benefits.
Like a 45 record (for those of you younger folks, 45 records are kind of like harpsichords) every “common sense” gun control talking point has two sides.
We could go on all day about gun control arguments. The important thing is to insist on considering all sides of an issue before forming opinion, and especially policy.
Because everything has at least one benefit.
Even a fart.