More and more, the idea that Bill Maher has his own television show to advance his insane theories should be worrisome to right-thinking Americans.
Case in point: during the first installment of the new season of "Real Time" on HBO, Maher actually said with a straight face, "Because we don't have government healthcare, that's one reason why a crazy person gets a gun" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRYSTIA FREELAND, REUTERS: I'm from Alberta. I’m from Alberta. Calgary has a Muslim mayor. My Dad does have guns, but we have universal healthcare. And Canada is heaven for the Elizabeth Warrens of the world because it has banking regulations. That's the difference. It didn’t have a financial crisis. And the government didn't have to bail out the banks. So the middle-class is okay.
BILL MAHER: Because we don't have government healthcare, that's one reason why a crazy person gets a gun, because you know what, it's hard for a crazy person to get a job. So therefore it's hard for them to get healthcare in a country that doesn’t have government…
So, if America had universal healthcare, Jared Lee Loughner would have had a job, wouldn't have purchased a gun, and wouldn't have gone on a shooting rampage last Saturday.
And this man Maher actually has his own television program to advance such theories.
It's almost scarier than folks like Loughner possessing a gun, isn't it?