wazzle, on 03 April 2012 - 09:57 AM, said:
Dilbert, on 03 April 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:
laststate2havecarry, on 02 April 2012 - 08:41 PM, said:
. . . what about CCW for all counties but Cook, and then we work our way up to full blown statewide? . . .
What did we do to deserve being thrown under the bus? Why, because I live in Cook County, should I be denied my 2A rights?
You asked, and while I don't think any part of the state should be excluded.
1. Cook County is responsible for the overall majority of Democrats in the state legislature, hence, Mike Madigan and Tom Cullerton in power.
2. Cook County is also responsible for the election of Governor Quinn. (falls in #1 with too many Democrats)
3. Cook County, mostly Chicago was going to force the rest of the state to pay for the Olympics had it chose Chicago. They didn't call me and ask for my approval.
4. Gasoline tax in Illinois is mostly due to that area of the state.
5. Mayor Daley and Mayor Emmanuel, nuff said.
6. I could probably go on and on what is wrong with that part of the state.
I agree that punishing the law abiding gun owners of Chicago isn't right. But it is up to the Chicago gun owners to turn things around in that part of the state too. The town hall meetings are definitely a step in the right direction.
I didn't make this post to start a big argument, but the question was put out there, and maybe, just maybe, some citizens of Cook County don't think of these things like the rest of the state does.
Wazzle, WADR, I am fully aware of the short-comings of the Crook County (not a typo) political system. But as I also said in my previous post I have been fighting the system for many, many years. Your comments/post though reminds me of when I was a teenager and woke up in the morning with a big red zit on my nose. Someone would inevitably say, ”You know you have a big zit on your nose?” As if the pain and glaring beacon wasn’t embarrassing enough some genius was always there to point out the obvious. So, when you posted did you realize the questions were rhetorical? Stating the obvious does nothing to address the cause. As frustrated as you might be, we stare at the injustice every morning when we read the local paper and cringe at the political giant looming over us holding a huge club.
While many people living downstate enjoy representatives that share our passion for CC and the RTC, I regularly argue with anti gun simpletons that undoubtedly outnumber the local 2A supporters. There are almost 10 million people in the Chicagoland area, all of them are within 75 minutes of my home. Most of them believe the anti-gun propaganda that has been spewed for half a century. And in a democracy 51% of the people control the outcome. Do you have any idea whatsoever what 5 million people looks like? I feel like General Custer, surrounded and outnumbered. Please don’t state the obvious. We know what the problem is. Rattling off point after point and saying, “it is up to the Chicago gun owners to turn things around in that part of the state” is easy when you are three hundred miles away. Try entering the lion’s den and squaring off, nose to nose with a half dozen red faced liberals ready and looking for any reason to “defend themselves”. Try asking for a Republican ballot in a primary election in a Democratic precinct. You better have good insurance. And yes, union enforcers are very real and they tell you who to vote for.
I don’t have the answers. All I know is I have battled the corrupt politicians for decades. The liberals have spent the last 100 years building a political dynasty up here. There is a reason they call it “The Chicago Machine”. In short it’s the new and improved version of Al Capone’s organization only backed by laws and sanctioned by the people and a thousand times more powerful.
Like my father told me when I was growing up, “Speak not of what you know not.” My suggestion is contact MollyB or Todd and ask what can be done from where you are.