Save Us From Allies Like These

So there’s this guy named Bret Stephens. Apparently he used to write for the Wall Street Journal, and now he’s employed by the New York Times. And let me note, not for the first time, that there’s something in the water coolers on W. 43rd Street.

I’m not going to link directly to the Times because one of you might suffer a temporary loss of control and reward those cretins with a click. Instead, I’ll link to a rebuttal:

The idea that gun-control advocates don’t want to confiscate your weapons is, of course, laughable. They can’t confiscate your weapons, so they support whatever feasible incremental steps inch further towards that goal. Some folks are more considerate and get right to the point.

“I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment,” writes The New York Times’ new-ish conservative columnist Bret Stephens today. Referring as a fetish to an inalienable right that has a longer and deeper history among English-speaking people than the right to free speech or the right to freedom of religion is an excellent indicator that someone probably hasn’t given the issue serious thought. Or maybe he’s just looking for hits. (Congrats.)

Do go over there and enjoy the whole thing. I’ll leave it at just the quoted excerpt because my point is that one, this guy is supposed to be on our side, and two, just like so many of our erstwhile “allies”, he’s willing to sell us down the river at the drop of a hat. No more friends like these, please.

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