John Ransom

If you want to carry a gun in Alabama, you’re probably kin to a slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded grandma or grandpa.

At least that’s the word from education expert, the Dishonorable Representative Joe Mitchell (D) Dumb A**. 

And no, the “A” is not short for Alabama. 

Yes, racism is still alive in the stormy south. Well at the very least it’s still alive in Alabama’s 103th state house district in Mobile. That’s where Rep. Joe Mitchell, Ph.D. comes from.

Mitchell is African-American. He’s also an “expert” in education. According to his bio at the legislature Mitchell is a “published researcher in educational psychology, [he’s] taught collegiate Behavioral Studies and Measurement and Evaluation and Psychological Testing, served as a Middle East and North Africa engineering consultant; and is an award-winning Jazz Music Educator and performing Jazz Musician.”

He also “plays flutes... highland pipes, bassoons and saxophones.”

He probably like long walks on the beach too.  

Lastly, but most importantly, however, Mitchell is a racist.

Mitchell, it seems, packs a lot of crap into one Ph.D., but he’s notably lacking in common sense and tact. 

In January, Mitchell received a mass email asking Alabama legislators to uphold the Alabama constitution, specifically Article One, section 26 that declares: “That the great, general and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare... That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.”

The email was occasioned by the Obama administration’s orchestration and introduction of anti-gun laws in the last three months at state legislatures around the country.

The email was sent by Alabama resident Eddie Maxwell, who asked legislators to “not violate your oath of office by introducing additional gun control bills or by allowing those already enacted to remain in the body of our laws.  “

Under the Alabama constitution, says Maxwell, “a violation of an oath in an official proceeding [is] a class C felony.”

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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