Saturday, May 4, 2013

God put him here to kill animals

These sorts of meetings seem to be a theme this week. Recently, I learned from the Animal Ag Alliance that God put other animals on earth to help and feed us. I’m now watching the surreal National Rifle Association annual meeting in Houston on C-SPAN. David Keene, who has all the charisma of a napkin dispenser, is praising the organization’s board of directors:
J.D. Williams of Oklahoma, Washington, DC, and now Texas is one such director. J. D. has been a mentor to Wayne [LaPierre], to me, and to the NRA itself for decades. As a successful attorney, and perhaps the most respected lobbyist of his generation, J.D. Williams has been instrumental in every single Second Amendment battle waged in Washington since the 1960s.

He has been, and continues to be, a valued friend and advisor to Democrats and Republicans alike. He was crucial to the formation of the Institute for Legislative Action, and has been an unfailingly wise counselor to Wayne and to every NRA president with whom he has served. And would, if we were a baseball team rather than a board of directors, be a perennial Most Valuable Player.

I remember riding back to Washington with J.D. Williams many years ago after a day of waterfowl…shooting on the Chesapeake. He said he hadn’t hunted ducks and geese until well after he’d moved to Washington, but remembered coming back after his first hunt and saying to himself, “So, this, J.D., is why God put you on this earth.”

J.D. Williams is rarely wrong, but he was wrong that day. God put him on this earth to play a key role in the defense of freedom and the rights passed down to us by our founders. Although God really didn’t mind if he took a day off here and there to shoot a few guss and- …ducks and geese on the side.”

*According to his NRA biography, he’s dedicated to “hunters’ rights” and “personally financed the organization of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.”

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