Friday, February 22, 2013

A shotgun full of stupidity

When I'm not writing about porn and pontificating about my increasingly bleak outlook on life, I do occasionally talk about politics on this blog. In particular I try to write about the insanely absurd side of this thing that we call the American political system. Due to my enjoyment and sometimes hatred of the outright stupidity of the system, I've been able to learn about Texas congressman Louie Gohmert. The last blog I did on congressman Gohmert is one of the top 20 most popular posts ever on this site. That particular post dealt with his theory that illegal Mexicans were having babies in America in an effort to have those babies turn in to terrorists who would eventually destroy America as adults. That theory, as I have pointed out before, is the plot to the first part of the Dragonball series. In essence, he's saying that any child of an undocumented immigrant in this country is basically Goku,which the 13 year old in me thinks is kinda awesome. I really hope that we end up with a few super powered Mexican heroes, just like in the cartoon.

Of course Gohmert's new theory is just as cartoonishly dumb as the last one. His new theory is that we should not only avoid any type of gun regulation, but we should increase the number and types of guns available to the general public. His reasoning for this is that it will protect us from Muslim Sharia law. This is idiotic for a number of reasons. Firstly there's a thing in the constitution about separating church and state. This includes mosque and state too. What this means is that we can't make laws that favor any religion over other religions thus making the idea of even having a law made up specifically by and for one sect in the Muslim world in America something of a non-possibility. Secondly more guns wont solve a nonexistent problem. This is as idiotic as saying that armed guards would have stopped Columbine while missing the fact that Columbine had 2 armed guards who promptly didn't stop it but did call the police. Thirdly and equally as important, America doesn't exactly have an overwhelming Muslim population. In fact less than 1% of the country identifies as any form of Muslim. For congressman Gohmert's theory to even make a tiny bit of sense the population would have to be overwhelmingly Muslim and with a lot of Muslims in positions of power. Currently we have only one member of congress that identifies as a Muslim. With less than 1% of the American population even following the teachings of Islam this theory is just another case of an old white man making shit up out of fear of something that has less than no chance of happening. To get more in depth into his stupidity, click on this sentence.