Skip to comments.The Overton Window (how Ubama will not let Sandy Hook crisis go to waste)
Posted on 12/15/2012 10:15:00 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
The Overton Window, by Glenn Beck
The Overton window is a political theory that describes as a narrow "window" the range of ideas that the public will find acceptable, and that states that the political viability of an idea is defined primarily by this rather than by politicians' individual preferences. It is named for its originator, Joseph P. Overton, a former vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. At any given moment, the window includes a range of policies considered politically acceptable in the current climate of public opinion, which a politician can recommend without being considered too extreme to gain or keep public office.
An interactive demo of how the window works can be found about 1/3 of the way down the page. (Its incrementalism)
The libs have had their coup dreams for a generation.
Read Irwing Wallaces’s “The R Document”, from 1977.
The commie lib ‘RATS have been dancing in the blood all weekend. To them, this is bigger than November 6th. They can’t believe their good fortune.
Oh yes they can. They’ve made their good fortune.
Post; link; reference; thread BUMP!
They hired more school psychologists, and then added more!
But all their Vain Actions were those of Blind Fools.
THE Only reason for failure: removing prayer and God from their schools!
This is nothing. As Travis McGee pointed out, wait until the funerals. Wait until the little tot-sized caskets get rolled out. Wait until the photos of the cherubically-smiling little ones get release and played again and again. Wait until the non-stop coverage of the funeral/memorial service, and I can all but assure you, President Obama will be there. Wait until this is on the news, 24/7. And you want to know when those funerals are likely gonna start?
Probably right around Christmas Eve.
You’ll have gun control in no time flat. At the very least, licensing/registration, and a limit on high-capacity magazines. Nothing over 10 rounds. No grandfather clause, no sunset, as Travis put it.
And if I were a betting man, I’d be willing to lay money on his prediction.
Sandy has been really lucky for the commie ‘RATS this year. Sandy Fluke, Hurricane Sandy and now Sandy Hook. Although I’m not a commie lib and it probably won’t work for me, I’m going to transpose those letters into numbers and start playing the lottery.
LOL! I wish you the best of luck in your lottery endeavors. You’ll have to let us all know if you win big.
Overton Window....see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2969049/posts
First, there are already more than 20,000 gun control laws actively on the books today and none of them prevented this tragedy. Second, millions upon million of people in America own guns and 99.9999% of them have never and will never do anything like this.
So, lets lose the hysteria and analyze the facts - a PERSON did this, NOT a hunk of steel. In Portland, a PERSON killed two people in the mall, NOT a hunk of steel! In Denver, a PERSON shot up the theater, NOT a hunk of steel!!
NONE of these facts will matter to the gun-grabbing nanny-staters, because they focus solely on the gun and nothing else. So, what happens if ALL guns are outlawed and forcibly collected by the feds? Someone bent on committing mass murder may turn to knives, hatchets, chainsaws or machetes. So, we outlaw those. The next person to commit a heinous crime may use a bat, poison, poison gas or a semi-tractor. And the one after that may use a car, a pen or pencil, a rock, his hands . . . . . . so when do we blame the PERSON and NOT the inanimate weapon!???
The fact remains that until the left understands that murdering humans by ANY means including their favorite method, abortion, human life will be valueless and more copycats will come out to exercise their demented mass murder of innocent people.
All of that said, it occurs to me that the gun-grabbers are from the leftist school of complete control. What that means is that if 1 person commits a gun crime then, under the leftist theory of the “collective” and “groupthink”, they believe that ALL gun owners will commit mass murder unless they eliminate guns (good luck with that!). So, the calls for more gun control by the left after these incidents is twofold - eliminate the “balance of power” the Founding Fathers so carefully wove into the Constitution and gain total control over the people.
Another part that affects all of this is the fact that laws, whether gun laws, robbery laws, or whatever, are written solely to affect law-abiding citizens. People who commit crimes are called “outlaws” and criminals because they DON’T adhere to the laws created to control or stop their illegal activities.
So, should the left create additional gun control laws, will it prevent the next gun-related crime? Of course not. Laws only affect those of us who obey them. Those who disregard the law won’t be stopped from committing whatever crime they want to commit.
As a final note, Adam Alonza did not own the guns he used to murder all of the people at Sandy Hook Elementary. They were his mother’s guns and they were all legally purchased and registered. Which begs the question, what will any NEW gun control laws accomplish?
Logic has nothing to do with anything the Left does.
Oh, that we should go after “Big Hip Hop and Gangsta Rap” and “Big Violent Gaming” with equal gusto. Add Big “MTV” and all the cable channels and outlets that promote this crap to the mix.
We have had guns for centuries in this country..the latter, only for about 20-25 years. NOT a coincidence there’s an increase in violence among the young people. My $.02.
Mordor is unwilling to police up ~20M illegal aliens residing in the US, but would instead attempt this kind of gun control? Never, unless they are ready to spark R2/CW2 like the British did on April 19th, 1775.
If they outright ban the posession, then events will likely transpire in the order you lay out. Surrender lawfully purchased property without compensation, or be designated a felon and surrender your Right to keep and bear arms, or... we go back to April 19th, 1775 and start over.