Category Archives: Supreme Court

Common Sense Gun Control

It seems to me…. “How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys?” ~ Stephen King[1]. Supporting the individual right to bear arms should never stop us from ensuring our communities are as safe as possible. … Continue reading

Posted in 2nd Amendment, Background Check, Barack Hussein Obama II, Bill of Rights, Constitution, False Consensus Effect, Gun, Gun Lobby, Gun Owners, Harlon Carter, National Rifle Association, NRA, NRA, Obama, Obama, Scalia, Second Amendment, Supreme Court, Supreme Court, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Campaign Financing

It seems to me…. “Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite.” (“Every democracy gets the government it deserves.”) ~ Joseph de Maistre[1]. Elections are an indispensable mechanism of representative democracy allowing citizens to express their will, select their leaders, and … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Democratic Party

It seems to me…. “I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.” ~ William Jennings Bryan. Democrats suffered a humiliating defeat in November – not just for the presidency, but in Congressional and Gubernatorial races. The … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Road Trip 2016

It seems to me…. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber[1]. While travel might be “broadening”, whatever that means, it certainly is NOT inexpensive. My wife, Barb, & I recently returned home following … Continue reading

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Uncompassionate, Closeminded, Mendacious….

It seems to me…. “Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party. We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.” ~ Howard Dean[1]. … Continue reading

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Another Mass Murder

It seems to me…. “In general, those who resort to mass murder on a collective scale always put forward the justification that they acted on behalf of the nation.” ~ Taner Akçam[1]. Another mass shooting. This time, the attack on … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, African-American, American Rifle Association, Assault, Assault-type, Automatic, Brady, Brady Bill, combat, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Firearm, Florida, Gun, Homicides, Homicides, John Paul Stevens, Justice Antonin Scalia, Loophole, Mass Shooting, National Rifle Association, NRA, Poverty, Race, Semi-automatic, shootings, Show, Supreme Court, Violence, Weapon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments