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Remember, Insanity Is Hereditary

Posted on | March 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Remember, Insanity Is Hereditary


And the acorn seldom falls far from the oak:

During debate on a gun bill Thursday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, emotionally recounted hiding from her mentally unstable father as a child, bringing lawmakers to their feet as she declared, “He never should have had a gun.”
“I have spent more time thinking about how you keep guns out of the hands of abusers, more probably than anybody in this chamber,” said Dingell, who last month buried her husband, former U.S. Rep. John Dingell. “I know better than most the dangers they pose.
“It’s not easy for me to talk about it this week. But … I will be honest on this floor, my father was mentally ill. I had to hide in that closet, with my siblings, wondering if we would live or die. One night I kept my father from killing my mother. He shouldn’t have had a gun.” . . .
“My mother,” Dingell remembered, “went out and bought a gun.
“And then all of us were scared to death about her gun and my father’s gun. We had two guns to worry about. No child, no woman, no man should ever have to go through that,” she shouted, as other members of the House rose to applaud.
On several other occasions, Dingell has discussed her childhood, including what she has described as her father’s addiction to medication and the violence she witnessed.

“My father was dangerously crazy and . . . I’m a Democrat.”

That makes sense in a certain way, but not in a way she would like. Crazy people shouldn’t have guns. And sane people don’t vote for Democrats.



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