In fairness to Mr. McGee, he probably would disagree with a lot of what we say, given that our worldview tends to be on the progressive side. In any case, on a personal level, I agree with the Republican stance on gun rights, and that's one of my attractions to Bernie Sanders: coming from the state of Vermont, where hunting is a cultural pastime, Bernie knows how absurd it is to try to ban guns. Bernie knows real Americans will have none of the anti-gun propaganda from prissy elitists who in many cases have their own armed bodyguards.
Here is a screenshot of his liking our tweet:
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Of course, during our campaign for labor rights, we've had other prominent people and organizations like or retweet us, such as Jacob Heller, the CEO of Casetext -- when we linked to one of Kent Security's lawsuits -- and the British philosopher David Pearce. David, to his credit, is a true outlier: he has given talks at Harvard and Stanford, but will still respond to my silly Facebook or Twitter messages to him. Most people renowned as he is won't give others the time of day. In fact, I have at times gone on tirades against David over his apolitical stance, and he has still been patient and friendly to me, even inviting me for tea (unfortunately, Brighton is a long distance from Naples, but I'll meet him some day). Another prominent group to retweet us at one point is the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL fights tirelessly for civil rights, and to their credit handle the nutcases who attack them with sang-froid, though they are wrong on the gun issue. (I'm sure we've come across other prominent people, but these are the ones off the top of my head).
Anyway, I just think it's really cool how the internet allows anyone to connect with interesting people and groups. Once again, we are showing that technology is power, and this power is accessible to all of us -- that means you.
Moral of the story: we movin'! Also, progressives can be supporters of the Second Amendment!