Thursday, July 10, 2008
A New York City Conservative
I'm sure you know the old joke...
What's the definition of a conservative?
A liberal that just got mugged.
(rimshot, Thanks folks. You've been great. I'll be hear all week. Be sure and try the roast beef.)
So why is that funny? Well maybe not funny to you, but to some of us...
What's (possibly) funny about it?
Isn't the "funny" part of that type of a joke where it brushes up against some bit of truth?
A person’s view of guns, the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to self defense are fundamental to an individual’s worldview.
Once that view changes his (world)view of an individual’s rights, responsibilities and relationship to government inevitably change --unless that individual can be content living a life based on a profound cognitive dissonance.