Friday, May 31, 2013

Is Gun Control The Ultimate Political Litmus Test?

Over the past 40 years, I’ve been paid to write more than two million words. Sooner or later, every one of them came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single-issue thinker and a single-issue voter. It isn’t true. In a world where there’s never enough time and energy, I’ve chosen to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician — or political philosophy — is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.

Make no mistake: all politicians — even those ostensibly on the side of guns and gun ownership — hate the issue and anyone, like me, who insists on bringing it up. They hate it because because it’s an X-ray machine. It’s a Vulcan mind-meld. It’s the ultimate test to which any politician — or political philosophy — can be put.
 L. Neil Smith........

1 comment:

  1. Its not the ultimate test, only the most simplistic.