Niagara Gazette — But the very foundation of the success of this nation is based in the individual and unifying freedom of its states and the rights of its diverse individuals. Therefore, those like Moore who are willing to get one group of Americans to hate the other the other group are the ones who can attain the successive internal power they desire. That hatred drives them, and it causes one American to hate another. But are we going to be stupid enough to let the Moores of the world cause us to hate our neighbors, or those Americans whom we have never met?
There is no question that there needs to be balance in the differing value-based views of those on the right and those on the left. But the truth is that the NRA is no more on the right for its stand on the Second Amendment than are those on the left who believe in the freedoms of the press, speech and religion. Even the so-called left believes in the right of individuals’ self-protection, and those on the so-called right believe in the First Amendment. Our failure comes when we let the Michael Moores of America, be they self-proclaimed left or right, tell us who and what we are, and what we ought to believe without thinking.
Moore is wrong, and we really need less of him and his kind. They need to get the message that we love all of our children more than we hate those whom he hates — and we keep America stronger than his evil efforts to destroy us.Contact Ken Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.