I’ve spent the last couple of days throwing around my share of heated words on Facebook and Twitter. Some of it has been diplomatic; most of it hasn’t. Mostly, I’ve grown impatient with the Left’s diplomacy. I feel that the United States has been pushed so far to the Right by extremists that the Left has been pulled to the middle. This forces the Left to lead with diplomacy and compromise right out of the gate instead of starting negotiations based on ideology (as conservatives do) and then working their way to the compromise. I could give examples of this all day (the healthcare debate is a great example), but that argument is for another time.
I am dealing specifically with the Connecticut massacre, U.S. killing sprees, and gun control here; I will keep my arguments relevant to those issues.