A congressional candidate in a district in East Texas is running on the platform of banning all guns in America. He is considered by those who have dealt with him as a bit more than just a little self-righteous and condescending.
At a recent rural elementary school in the backwoods of East Texas, he asked the audience for total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands once every few seconds, holding the audience in total silence.
Then he spoke into the microphone, “Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence.”
Then, from the back of the room little Richard Earl, a farm boy with a proud East Texas drawl, pierced the quiet and said: “Well stop clapping then, dummy!”