Luke Scott is an outstanding player. He leads the Baltimore Orioles in HRs (six) and has 15 RBIs. That makes him a very good fantasy player for his position, and he is definitely someone you would want on your team.
However, he has one very serious problem—he doesn't think before he speaks. It shows in his past remarks concerning President Barack Obama.
Despite Obama's public release of his long-form birth certificate, Scott still insisted Obama is not an American citizen.
"If they can counterfeit $100 bills, I think it's a million times easier to counterfeit a birth certificate, if you ask me," Scott said. "So, all it is, let's just see if it's real. Anybody can produce a document, so let's check it out."
"They," Mr. Scott? You mean the government? Last I'd recalled, any money the government prints out is considered legal tender.
Let's get down to the real nitty gritty—last year's Dec. 7 conversation with "answer-man."
This is his take on the issues, and I'll follow with a response.
Scott: "Basically, what you've done is, you've told the man who pays his bills and minds his own business, who's trying to protect his family and provide for his family, if you take away his gun [and] you give him a golf club or a baseball bat, or a knife, and if the criminal has a gun, he's going to win that battle 10 out of 10 times.
The real issue behind these people who are gun grabbers, the truth is—based on fact—the reason why is, they want control. They want control of the people. That's what socialism is and communism."
Gun control is about keeping "idiots" from legally owning guns. If you're violating the law, or if it's proven that you're mentally unstable, you should be automatically disqualified from legally owning a firearm. If you don't have enough sense to obey the law—or any sense whatsoever—then what makes you think that you're responsible enough to own a firearm?
For the record, there is NO known gun-control law prohibiting a "man who pays his bills and minds his own business, who's trying to protect his family and provide for his family" from owning a firearm.
One more thing for the record.
The reason why criminals are getting guns is because you have legal gun dealers selling it to them "under the counter." "Your people" are bringing this upon themselves. Fix the problem at your level and don't worry about the government doing it for you.
HIS DELUSIONAL TAKE ON HISTORY
Scott: "Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything that our forefathers stood for. This country is basically built on an attitude. It's a way of life. It's not because you're born here. It's not that you're supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven't. That kills a country. It killed Russia.
I have friends of mine who are in the ministry who [work] in churches in Russia. If they can describe [the country] in one [phrase], it's "messed up beyond repair."
That's what communism does. Cuba, Venezuela. People are trying to escape these lands like a plague. What would make a human being swim 90 miles in shark-infested waters on a raft made of tires and planks? To leave their culture, their family, their language, their way of life. Everything they've ever known. What would make someone do that?
You don't see people in America doing that. There's no one here in America swimming the Pacific Ocean—or the Atlantic, or the Caribbean—to leave this place. The reason why is because of the freedom. Freedom for a man to mark out his own destiny. It's not, "Hey, you have so much." Hey, that person worked for that. That's not to be taken and given to someone who didn't put in the time, the effort, and do his part.
Obama, he doesn't represent that. He represents, "Hey, everyone. Give me votes and I'll give you stuff." And there's even people on TV who [are asked], "Hey, who you voting for?"
"I'm voting for Obama."
"So I can get more free stuff."
That's not what makes this country great. That's what tears down a people, tears down nations. Hence, the problem we're having in this country, where we're experiencing unemployment. We're experiencing all of these negative things that are happening in our land as a direct result of that type of attitude—of too much government involvement, of moral decay, and of people lacking honor and integrity."
Me: Well isn't that nice, coming from a spoiled rich man who is about to receive $6.4 million to sit on his butt while nursing his sore shoulder. I have complications from a dislocated shoulder—I wish I could get $6.4 million in comp.
Now, let's clarify history from a REAL man's perspective. I served in Germany, during the last days of the Cold War. Russia is not in turmoil because of communism—they're in turmoil because of capitalism. Capitalism is about the rich exploiting the poor in order to stay rich.
My ignorant little friend here doesn't understand history.
The transition to capitalism starts with organized crime running amuck. Our economic founding fathers were the Gangs of New York. They controlled the prostitutes, drugs, guns and alcohol that came in and out of our country. They'd traded their goods and services at the expense of the working poor.
The working poor did not have a decent living until our government had gotten control of the gangs.
The Russian government has a problem controlling organized crime elements within their country. Once they get a hold of them, their sense of democracy and capitalism will stabilize.
As for Venezuela, that's a well-organized dictatorship. Scott must had been smoking something when he compared Venezuela to Russia and Cuba.
Q: What would make a human being swim 90 miles in shark-infested waters on a raft made of tires and planks?
A: Most of them were criminals. As a member of "Operation Sea Signal" while stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, we took in over 1,500 Haitian and Cuban refugees during my tour. Ninety-eight percent of them were sent back because they were not politically motivated convicted felons. Our "wet feet, dry feet" policy gave Fidel Castro the political capital to release unwanted prisoners under the agreement that they would leave Cuba for America.
In short, they were—for the most part—"Tony Montanas."
We did a great job of making sure the honest and hardworking Haitian and Cuban migrants found their way to America. I was very proud to be an American when I said goodbye to an 8-year-old Cuban girl and 12-year-old Haitian boy as they set sail to America.
FINALLY, THE CITIZENSHIP OF PRESIDENT OBAMA
Scott: "People who tell the truth, they're very easy to ... their actions prove it. Something as simple as providing a birth certificate. Come on. If you're born here, there's plenty of documents. But you know what? There's no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him. There's been lie after lie after lie exposed, but people put it under the carpet. Hence, the problem we have in this country."
Me: Scott, I'll believe you as soon as you show me the documentation certifying he was born on Kenyan soil.
Can you show me Stanley Ann Dunham's travel and passport records to and from Kenya? What about the citizenship application form she'd sent to the INS, requesting that Barack Obama should be declared an American citizen courtesy of the "Jus Sanguinis" clause, which states he is an American citizen by virtue of "right of blood"?
Folks, this is a dead issue. To believe this, you must believe that while living in Hawaii, an 18-year-old college student conspired with the government to smuggle in a Kenyan-born child in hopes that they could convert him into a "manchurian candidate" capable of destroying our democracy, establishing communism and RULING THE WORLD...Hahaahahahahahaha!!!! Call Oliver Stone!!!
The fact of the matter is that Scott, like Donald Trump, is among the 3 percent of this country that still believes Obama is not a legitimate American citizen. That means they're members of the "tinfoil hat brigade," or as I call them, the "X-Filers."
You know, the ones who believe everyone fired a shot at JFK but Oswald; that believes we covered up the existence of aliens; that believes the moon landing was a fraud; the ones who believe Hitler and Elvis are still alive and are now in hiding with Michael Jackson and Osama bin Laden at the Neverland ranch.
I pray for people like that because I know what will happen to them—their delusional behavior will ultimately drive them insane and they will be institutionalized.
So, to Scott, I say good luck with your life, loser. Don't be surprised if you one day find yourself in a uniform that has the buttons and belts behind you.