I have seen too many what looks like common sense compromises today on different issues lead to loss of rights later. It is called incrementalism and that is what was at play here.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
I can guarantee if people knew as much as I did, far less would support that turd of a law
1) that the government has prosecuted less than 300 people who have committed perjury on the Form 4473-a number that is close to TWO MILLION
2) that its basically a strict liability offense--if you claim you can legally own a gun and you have a felony, a dishonorable discharge, are a fugitive from justice, an illegal alien, etc, you have PERJURED YOURSELF and the government can put you in prison for FIVE years
3) the turd of a law cannot be enforced unless all gun owners are forced to keep a log-open to government inspection, of all arms owned, purchased or sold and the dates and destinations of such sales
4) that everyone who wants registration, gun bans and magazine restrictions supports this turd of a law
The opposite of hero is not villain, it is "bystander"
" In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty." -Aurelius Augustine
"But why do they use them to make Brawndo??!!"
You have less guns so obviously your gun murder rate would lower. I was talking about violent crime. You know, those things guns help prevent. Your violent crime rate if we were to measure it exactly the same as how the FBI measures violent crime is about TWO times higher. If we were to measure them side by side like i did before its about three times. Still, two times higher still shows there is no reason the US wants to be like the UK and disarm its citizens.
half hour ago:
Gun control: Obama's Biggest Loss/PoliticoNever before had President Barack Obama put the moral force and political muscle of his presidency behind an issue quite this big — and lost quite this badly.
you don't want to be heidi heitkamp right now, she's not even up in '14
he's hot, made clear his displeasure, there will be hell
it was baucus, who today called the very obamacare he primarily wrote a "huge train wreck..."
not just a train wreck, mind you...
a HUGE train wreck
yes, it was baucus and pryor and begich from alaska
and yes, the boss is bitchy
he threw what could fairly be described as a tantrum in the rose garden an hour after the vote
they "caved," he cawed
they "couldn't offer [him] any good reasons," he dismissed disdainfully
he's not a very good listener
flanked by poor gabby giffords, a "visibly shaken" joe biden and, of course, the families
they "look for an excuse, any excuse, to say no," he complained
i think it's fair to say that all non apologists could acknowledge what politico calls his "less than johnsonian powers of personal persuasion"
watching him, hearing him, one wonders what he cares more about, all this, or what happened in boston 2 days ago
he's certainly more pissed today
ofa, which can get you an authentic, genuine white house invite for half a mil...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/us...nfessore&_r=1&Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House.
yes, ofa's fighting back---a national "day of action!"
but who's ofa going after?
this was sposed to be schumer's "sweet spot"
fortunately, no one really cares
Gallup: Only 4% of Americans Think Gun Control is an Important Problem | CNS News
so you got this kinda pissy president running around spending all his time chasing some gun-control windmill only he (and piers morgan) really care about...
and LOSING all the while, to boot
while the entire nation kinda sees itself as, if not dying, at least in some sorta existential crossroads
we got body parts on boylston street
and this horrendous philly abortion murder trial, where necks are snipped, babies are delivered like raining fetuses in toilets stained with blood
with some of the worst anti black racism this country has seen in a long time (the abortionists' original sin)...
the workforce is in the low 60's, personal income is down net, the gdp is microscopic
the gold market is in panic...
are you really surprised?
Last edited by The Prof; 04-17-13 at 07:49 PM.