Fear: The Motivating Force in Politics and Policy

“A little bit of fear is a good thing.” Those words were spoken to me by a relative just after he warned his 5-year old son of the dangers of stepping one foot into the woods behind the family home. The father, acting on his fear of the unknown, used that fear to control the behavior of his son by over-exaggerating the possible dangers of the suburban¬†Connecticut forest.… [Read more]

The NRA NEEDS Your FEAR!

The National Rifle Association survives by membership donations. They use these millions of dollars to influence congressional, senatorial, presidential, statewide and local races. What they sell is fear.

They want you to fear your own government. The jackbooted thugs that are coming to get your guns. (This image and other drawings come from the NRA Pamphlet, “Freedom in Peril: Protecting the 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century, available here.… [Read more]