Vice President Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. The thing of it is, low-information voters love his quips and off-the-cuff comments that would send a conservative politician to the ash heap of political history. Low information voters think and speak just like Biden and have no idea how stupid they sound.
Biden’s latest treasure comes by way of a response letter he wrote to a Milwaukee 7-year old boy who had written to him “suggesting someone make the world safer by creating ‘guns that shoot chocolate bullets.’ Biden sent a letter in response saying guns that shoot chocolate would not only make people ‘safer’ but ‘happier’ as well. People love chocolate.”
Isn’t that sweet!
Now if the Vice President could only get everybody to use chocolate guns and bullets, he might have something. The thing of it is, the criminals just won’t cooperate. While we’d be munching on our chocolate, the thugs would be blowing our brains out with lead bullets and stealing our chocolate!
The apostle Paul tells Christians, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men” (Rom. 12:18). Sometimes peace isn’t possible. If it comes down to defending my family against people who want to do them harm, turning the other cheek is not applicable and a chocolate gun with chocolate bullets, while warm and fuzzy for a 7-year-old and the Vice President, sometimes is not an option. Will I incite someone, go out of my way to cause trouble, or put my nose into someone else’s business where it does not belong? No.
Here’s some good biblical advice:
“Like one who takes a dog by the ears is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him” (Prov. 26:17; see 3:30)
To protect hearth and home, life and limb is a biblical, constitutional, and common sense right.
In the movie Ben Hur (1959), there is a discussion between Balthasar and Judah Ben Hur about seeking revenge.
Judah Ben Hur: “I must deal with Messala in my own way.”
Balthasar: “And your way is to kill him. I see this terrible thing in your eyes, Judah Ben-Hur. But no matter what this man has done to you, you have no right to take his life. He will be punished inevitably.”
Overhearing their conversation, Sheik Ilderim speaks wisdom given the nature of some men: “Balthasar is a good man. But until all men are like him, we must keep our swords bright!” If all those in the world had the heart of Balthasar, then there would be no need to discuss what the right response is regarding evil.
When all criminals start using chocolate guns and bullets, so will I. Until then. . .