Whatever Rick Perry suggests, do the opposite.

It’s hard to imagine a guy who can work is way up to office, to leader of the land, by essentially being as irresponsible about problems as possible.  Yet, Rick Perry has managed it, and he’s at it again.

In his own statement, Perry acknowledged the problem of violence in the U.S. but said enacting tougher gun laws was not the right way to solve it, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Yes, changing our ineffective policies isn’t the way to affect change.  Tell us the right way to do it, Rick.

Perry said that there was “evil prowling” in the world that has appeared in television and movies, and then found its way into vulnerable minds.

As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.

Instead of actually doing something ourselves, let’s pass the buck (to the same guy who didn’t listen when you guys were in the middle of a drought).  Prayer: the ultimate way to abandon responsibility while insisting that you’re helping.

And if the new gun laws reduce massacre deaths, you know who’s going to be puffing out their chests and claiming responsibility: the people who were on their knees mumbling while the rest of us were working toward a solution.

This is the type of thing that leaps into my head every time someone tells me prayer is beautiful.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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