As beloved as Mr. Cuomo is, there are undoubtedly millions of Americans who would willingly make this a true “buy back” experience for him. A $50 gift card to Target or Walmart is probably of little value to the Governor (buy-backs usually involve just such an exchange), but campaign cash is no doubt meaningful. Come on, progressives, this is your moment – offer up a donation to the “Cuomo For President 2016” campaign, once he hands in his personal weapons and signs the “un-armed security pledge.” And while you’re at it, make the same arrangements with Vice President Biden, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Boston Mayor Thom Menino. Weapons for-campaign cash; this should be the ultimate gun buy-back program.
And how about the entertainment stars among us who helped bring the anti-gun ownership government to power? Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Kate Perry and Bruce Springsteen are just a few of the rockers who endorsed President Obama’s re-election and the President is now leading the charge on gun bans. And then there’s Beyonce, Conan Obrien, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Anniston who appear in the new “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” video. Yes, the “mayors” claim to support “2nd Amendment Rights,” yet their definition of an illegal gun is kind of whatever they want it to be. So please, progressives, step up and do the right thing: once the celebs hand over their weapons and sign the “unarmed security pledge” make sure to do your part and buy lots of their movie and music downloads.
The thought of applying the flawed logic of progressivism universally is a thought that doesn’t occur to adherents of progressivism. Despite their happy talk about “equality,” progressives have never accepted the Jeffersonian idea that we are all ‘created equal” – on the contrary, progressivism is steeped in a history that believes in the superiority of certain categories of persons, and inferiority of certain others.
I’ll opt for being on the progressives’ “inferior” list, as I exercise my right to protect myself. But progressives, please – follow your own illogic, and demand that your iconic leaders do as well.
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.