A letter to the editor published in a coastal North Carolina newspaper demonstrates that fascination with strict gun control and hatred for the U.S. Constitution aren’t limited to large cities — they can pop up anywhere.
The letter, submitted to the Carteret County News-Times, has gone viral. Written on Jan. 17 and posted Jan. 29, it eventually found its way onto the Fox News Facebook page, where it received over 4,000 comments, according to the News-Times.
The letter criticizes conservatives for holding onto the belief that the Constitution confers a right to bear arms without government permission, insisting that the streets of Chicago — which has strict gun control — are much safer than the streets of Morehead City, N.C.
Throughout the letter, the unnamed writer is critical of the Constitution and calls for its change – taking specific exception to the “natural born citizen” requirement to become president, a mandate the writer believes discriminates against those born by C-section.
Here’s the letter in all its misguided entirety:
Jan. 17, 2013
TO THE EDITOR:
Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence.
But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I’d say, and President Obama needs to change it.
The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen. Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for president because their mothers had to have a C-section. But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair.
Please withhold my name because I don’t want to get crank calls.
But the writer apparently feels that crank letters are alright.