Hillary Clinton is back in full force spreading venom as Secretary of State. While I suppose the Puma’s are proud most people are sane enough to see through this classic smoke screen that politicians are so fond of. Blame the rights of Americans for another nations built in problems. The only thing that this storm has as a silver lining is that many people are finally realizing the absolute futility of the failed War on Drugs. Yes, that’s right, the Democrats are looking to the Libertarians and Conservatives ideas about taking away the incentives that fuel the cartels. The best evaluation for this strategy that I ever found was written by no less than William F. Buckley Jr.
However, that particular bit of enlightenment is heavily outweighed by the methodology that the government is proceeding forward with.
Hillary Clinton praises ineffective 1994 semi-auto ban
“And there’s no doubt in my mind that the 10 years we had an assault weapons ban in America was one of the tools that helped to drive down the crime rate. And we’ve been really fortunate. We changed our policing techniques, which we’re sharing with the Mexicans. We put in more technology, which we’re advising the Mexicans about. But getting those assault weapons off the streets was really helpful.” – Hillary Clinton
Hillary, guns and drugs
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received a minor flurry of criticism for acknowledging that the United States or at least some people in the United States bears some responsibility for the explosion of drug law related violence in Mexico that has left more than 7,000 Mexicans dead since January 2008. The trouble is that she doesn’t seem to be prepared to follow her comments to anything close to their logical implications.
U.S. freedoms not to blame for Mexico’s drug war
Nobody is surprised that Attorney General Eric Holder wants to make good on his promise to ban guns. We just didn’t know whose tragedy he’d seize to advance his agenda. Now we do. It’s the drug-driven death and violence in Mexico at the hands of ruthless criminal cartels.
Mexico violence mustn’t affect U.S. policy
While it’s good to have more agents trying to interdict the southward flow of weapons into Mexico, the knee jerk response of tightening gun control must be avoided.
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