Sunday, December 08, 2013
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Last night after the president’s announcement, I heard a CNN interviewer ask her guest whether it was “right” to use children to support his “tactics.”
Never mind that the president’s action sparked by the deaths of children and never mind, that these children felt strongly enough about the issue to write their Commander-in Chief.
It’s exactly this kind of “weighted” reporting that makes dealing with such a difficult issue twice as hard as it should be.
And now…. the REAL Cartoon of the Day!
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Have a nice day!
As Founding Father Tench Coxe said, while attempting to allay the fears of critics of the proposed Constitution: “The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom? Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American… [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” – Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
The discourse from Tench Coxe is not very different from discourses we heard from Islamic militants today. It’s tribal and primitive by nature. Has been the bread and butter of all stone age human herds.
I just love how everybody from the “Moral Majority” likes to quote dead folks and the Constitution when commons sense legislation comes around to stanch the flow of blood and innocent lives…that is until their kids school or someone very close to them is shot the hell up and then they start blaming the government and any politician that didn’t stand up and say something. NICE! Really smart, go on keep showing everyone what two faced hypocrites we are.
The problem with Mr. Coxe’s statement if that the second amendment makes reference only to a “well regulated” militia, it says nothing of armed mobs, which is the “power of the sword” in the hands of all people. The idea that liberty rests in the hands of armed yeoman farmers and citizens is a myth. The ballot is more powerful than arms.
Why don’t you just die. You are one miserable clans puppet.
That’s all you do is quote and copy and paste! I doubt you have an original thought of your own!
Yeah, it is a great idea all the way around OMG. And don’t you find any irony in the NRA’s LaPoopiePie, blaming violent video games on mass murders and their current posturing, hummmmm?????
Doc… The NRA blaming violent movies and video games is just simply a way of looking at the psycological impacts of those things on kids. There’s nothing wrong with bringing that up. It’s certainly more valid than blaming an inanimate object like a gun. But I see your point. Fact is that neither guns nor movies kill people. Crazy nuts kill people. Always have, always will. And they’ll do it with guns, machetes, bombs,knives, poison, etc. etc. etc.
There is NO reason why the God-given, Constitutionally recognized right to keep and bear arms should be infringed because some nutjob kills people. Why sh0uld my rights be infringed by the behavior of a minute fraction of a fraction of a fraction of all the people? The answer is my rights should not be infringed, unless of course you’re a leftist freak and think that you can tell everyone else what they can and cannot do.
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” — Charles de Montesquieu
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