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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Flip-Floppery Comment
    Gregory Morris, 8/21/07 1:47:53 pm
    I am totally OK with a political candidate changing their minds. I'm not one of those "Oooooh looky! He FLIP FLOPPED! Let's lynch him!" kinda guys. Nobody is saying a politician doesn't have the right to learn more about an issue, and adjust their policies to be more correct.

    Just as long as they don't do it too often.

    When a politician has taken a career-long stance on something that I am passionate about, and they quickly backtrack just in time for a campaign, I have to raise my eyebrow.

    I've already mentioned how I think Giuliani should pretty much be given the boot. I like him for a lot of reasons... for instance, I really think he is serious about being tougher on criminals. Still, I'm not sure I can forgive him for his stance (past especially, but present as well) on gun control. His statement ~ "what works for NY may not be right for Montana" doesn't sit well with me. Clearly, he has a strongly anti-gun history. But he either doesn't really understand the issue, or (more likely) he is trying to pander to the widest base... constitution be damned.

    I might be able to support him if he puts his hand on a bible and swears he will not sign any gun control legislation, no matter what.


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    Re: Flip-Floppery
    Armed Canadian, 8/22/07 7:33:41 am
    I don't care if he swore on the Bible. Would you seriously trust this man with the levers of power given his past history? When anyone talks of "reasonable restrictions" that include owner licensing, written exams and mandatory safe storage, they are not one to be trusted on gun rights.

    He's a politician. His oath on the Bible to not pass gun control legislation isn't worth the air he's using to utter it for the simple reason in his mind it won't be gun control legislation; it'll be crime prevention legislation. To him, he won't be controlling guns, he'll be controlling criminals.

    I think he fully understands the issue and I think he is trying to deflect it. Guiliani is good for New York. He won't be good for the country.
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