This Country Was Founded by Religious Nuts With Guns
Some of the discussion I’m seeing on Twitter about the alleged perpetrators of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack brought to mind this old P.J. O’Rourke bit from 20-odd years ago:
The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?
For those not old enough to remember, this was in response to the assault on the Branch Davidian compound–which, coincidentally, took place twenty years ago yesterday. Conservatives were, I think, correctly outraged at the heavy-handed tactics employed. It’s interesting, indeed, how far we’ve come in the two decades since.