I want to take advantage of the words of Rahm Emanuel when he said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste,” as we are enduring several crises here presently in the world today. It’s like a buffet of blood, riots, and death leaving gluttonous journalists never hungry for negative content. However, rather than join in the glass is half empty crowd, I decided there has to be something good coming out of all the turmoil.
When Robin Williams died, friends and fans alike in Hollywood and the liberal left were quick to call for attention to mental health and mental disorders. Their posts were demanding for Congressional hearings and education initiatives to encourage people to recognize the warning signs of someone who is suffering from a variety of mental disorders.
Right now, protesters have been filling the streets for more than a week protesting the death of Michael Brown. Some protests have been peaceful, while some have been violent and have involved the destruction of property. These more aggressive protests that have been contained by police serve as reminders of how quickly violent mobs can be motivated to rise and form.
In Iraq, the pictures and videos of the slaughter of Christian men, women and children are flooding social media. Despite President Obama’s claims that conditions are improving, I keep seeing more and more horrifying, vulgar pictures each day.
It is obvious that the Iraqi military are overwhelmed and cannot control the well-funded and increasing power of ISIS. Christians in Iraq have virtually been exterminated—for first time in a millennia, almost none are left within Iraq’s borders. Targeted only because of whom they choose to worship.
In these three news headlines we see the recognition and call for attention to mental disorders; violent protesters that can not only gather at a moments notice, but also have disregard for personal property; and an example of where the government is not strong enough to stop thousands of people from being murdered because of a choice they have made.
All three of these factors are key points of the pro-Second Amendment movement and right now, for the first time since President Obama took office in 2008, we can take a short breath of relief knowing that the last use of this president’s pen and phone would be to issue executive orders in regards to restricting our Second Amendment rights.