Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Some people want to proceed from the point of view that all things that are debated in the public square these days are debated for the public good. It is quite possible, I would say quite probable, that they’re not discussed for the public good; they’re discussed for the individual’s good. Whoever it is that’s doing the discussing probably has, as Obama likes to say, some skin in the game. There’s very little of what goes on today that’s for the “public good.” Check out the rest in today’s transcript…
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Mike: Hello, Francis.
Caller Francis: Yes, Mr. Church, can you hear me?
Mike: Yes, sir, I can, thank you very much.
Caller Francis: Good morning. First of all I’ve got to say, as a veteran of the military for 23 years, we needed more people like young Eric with the critical thinking that he has. I only wish there was more. What we’re getting today is, the society as it’s become is part of the problem of what we’re talking about with this gun control. It’s all about feelings.
Mike: Gun safety. [laughing]
Caller Francis: Yes, I’m sorry. You’re right, gun safety.
Mike: You must use the proper nomenclature, sir.
Caller Francis: I truly apologize. Yeah, it’s all about feelings. That’s what’s happened in this society. You talked yesterday about us needing more Christian gentlemen such as those on the Titanic you just talked about, who are willing to die to save the women and children. We don’t have that kind of gentlemanly behavior anymore. What we have today is kids that are being taught, especially boys, that they have to be in touch with their feminine side. If they’re too rambunctious, they’re given these drugs and dumbed down. That’s where it becomes the problem with society. You end up getting kids like this gentleman that just shot up Newtown. I feel bad for that woman in Arizona that lost her child, but like you were talking about yesterday, when she came out and said what she said, that commercial, it just blows me away. It’s nothing but feelings, feelings, feelings.
Mike: Well, she was, according to some, demagoguing the death of her daughter. I think it’s fair to give her the benefit. I think it’s a gentlemanly thing to give the woman the benefit of the doubt. It’s okay to say: I disagree with you, madam. I do not believe that my mayor ought to be confiscating my firearms to prevent future tragedies like the one that befell your daughter, God rest her soul. I shall pray for her. You just have to be respectful.
This is one of the things we’re possessed of these days, and that is our avoidance of confrontation. We’re told if you want to confront someone and you want to confront them over the real merits of any particular issue or item that you wish to discuss, if that item contains anything having to do with race, gender, sexual preference or what have you, there is a certain set of rules that you must conduct your debate by. You’re not allowed to say, you’re not allowed to bring that up, you’re not allowed to assert that. You’re not allowed to stereotype, buddy, but we want free, open, and honest debate. If you can’t stereotype, then how can you have free, open, and honest debate? If you cannot question someone’s racial motivations if they happen to be non-white, how can that be a fair, open, and honest debate? Some people want to proceed from the point of view that all things that are debated in the public square these days are debated for the public good. It is quite possible, I would say quite probable, that they’re not discussed for the public good; they’re discussed for the individual’s good. Whoever it is that’s doing the discussing probably has, as Obama likes to say, some skin in the game. There’s very little of what goes on today that’s for the “public good.”
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