Burt Prelutsky, one of my favorite columnists, has a wonderful article this week in which he discusses both the tragedy in Blacksburg, and the proposed U.S./Mexico Social Security Totalization Treaty.

Regarding the former, Burt points out that:

As usual, those on the Left have insisted that it’s simply more evidence that guns should be removed from society. Those on the Right, being far more logical, respond by pointing out that if somebody at Virginia Tech, besides Seung-hui Cho, had been armed, the death toll would have been far less.

Inasmuch as any time folks begin fantasizing about deporting illegal aliens, someone is sure to point out how difficult, even impossible, it would be to round up 12-14 million people, I have to wonder how liberals would propose rounding up well over 200,000,000 guns in America. Frankly, I don’t even understand why liberals have made the confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens a major plank of their platform. I mean, any fool must realize that criminals, whose guns tend to be unregistered, aren’t about to surrender their gats, but would love nothing better than to be certain their prey was in no position to shoot back.

As for the proposed Social Security Treaty, he opines that:

In the case of the Treaty, the nuts in Congress have chosen to ignore the fact that Social Security, the greatest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world, which is already in risk of imploding, would be further jeopardized by including millions of illegal aliens and their families.
What is it with these people in Washington, D.C.? Is there something funny about the water in our nation’s capitol? If our politicians aren’t trying to extend the protection of the Geneva Convention to people who have never agreed to abide by it — butchers who neither wear uniforms nor fight under any nation’s flag — they’re busy doing all they can to encourage Mexico’s criminals and chronically unemployed to find a safe and profitable haven in America.

The above are but a few choice excerpts from a somewhat longer and well-written piece. I heartily recommend that you read the whole thing.