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Stephen King to Nation's Lawmakers: 'Grow Up, Shut Up'

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 12:28 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Novelist Stephen King took to the editorial pages of his local Maine newspaper Thursday and urged warring Democrats and Republicans to “grow up’’ and make peace.

“We’ve got two vocal political blocs in the United States right now, and all they do is yell at each other,’’ the best-selling horror writer says in the Bangor Daily News.

“Not only about guns, either. It’s the debt, it’s abortion, it’s immigration reform, it’s entitlements like Medicare and Social Security, it’s foreign policy, it’s Obama (the bum) and John Boehner (the bum).

King, who’s lived in Maine for more than 30 years, says the political dysfunction in Washington never ends.

“My God, we’ve got people still arguing over weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and whether or not the president is an American citizen,’’ he writes.

“Sometimes I wish they’d all just grow up, shut up and go about the business of helping their fellow men and women.’’

King, who owns three guns himself, sparked a controversy in January, when he wrote an essay called “Guns,’’ in which he said while he supported the Second Amendment, stricter firearms laws would “save thousands of lives.”

“There are no guarantees in life; nothing’s a lock. I think we all understand that. You can outlaw AR-15s, but you can’t outlaw crazy,’’ King writes in his latest editorial.

“The job we all have, as responsible Americans, is to make it as hard for these loonies as possible. Can we at least find a middle ground on that?’’


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