Our home grown terrorists

Digby, writing for Slate:

The American people show every day that they have an amazing ability to carry on with their lives even in the face of random daily gun violence that can come out of nowhere and kill them in the most mundane of human activities. They put up with yahoos who insist that the “freedom” to own a gun is more important than their freedom not to be killed by random gunfire. One of the leading Republican candidates for president, Dr. Ben Carson, recently said so explicitly:

“I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.”

Oscar Wilde was right*. “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”


*  Multiple attributions