Whose speech is acceptable, what does the Second Amendment mean, and does anyone know where 3-D printing will go?
After decades of the culture war, we all should understand that making rights a partisan issue and picking and choosing which we’ll support or oppose on that basis is a bad idea for the whole country.
As traditional and thus comforting as this separation is, leaving rights up to how the political football gets moved about the field is a fine way to see those rights violated.
When it comes to guns, the AMA is welcome to their opinion, as every other American, and the rest of us are welcome to point out how ill-informed their opinion is.
Gun control advocates need to believe this, but the reality is that with the current composition of the Supreme Court, there will be a lot of controversies in the law that go unresolved.
What gun control advocates are trying to get away with is to avoid doing the work of showing that their demands will achieve their stated goals.
If we were to adopt California’s approach, we could just as well declare that the First Amendment doesn’t guarantee the right of each of us to disagree with the government.
To quote Elvis, a little less conversation, a little more action, please. Showing up to the NRA convention and claiming to support the Second Amendment isn’t enough.
The president’s job, so far as I see it, is outreach. And whatever we may think of North’s activities in the 80s, he is not the best choice for today.
Movies are not real life, and actors are generating imagined worlds. Having said that, there is a corollary. In the same way that movies aren’t real, neither is a celebrity.
While some gun enthusiasts gush over the latest piece of Combat Tupperware, the people who ascribe mystical significance to firearms are gun control advocates.
The Millcreek Township School District of Erie, Pennsylvania has decided to arm teachers, but not with what you think…
If we are asked to accept what he said on one case because he said it, it’s fair to ask whether we ought to accept something else he said for the same reason.
To the advocates of gun control, law-abiding gun owners are vicious sociopaths who do not feel for the children.
What people who want to repeal the Second Amendment must understand is that the First Amendment became law at the same time. If we amend one why not the other?
The impulse to control is one that many people are possessed with, and that impulse too often leads to a loss of the empathy that we’re asked to have.
Hogg implies that he values his privacy and is upset that he’s being punished for the bad action of someone else.
Nobodies are by no means silent, and when enough of them work each other into a lather, the bog gets noisy, and laws get passed.
Tirado’s posing as someone who is holier, more working class, and more moral than Dana Loesch isn’t going to work—unless her goal is to allow herself and those who agree with her to feel smug.
It’s hard to be respectful to people, like Adam Weinstein, who refuse to learn the subject they’re pontificating and instead prefer to twist the facts…
Saying that lethal force is at times justified, but that we have no need for the tools to employ such force makes the concept purely hypothetical.
We can work together on things that do reduce violence—education, poverty reduction, and anti-bullying programs—but we can’t cooperate as long as demands to violate our rights are still on the table.
Compromise is a necessary evil of a democratic system, but only if we understand that some things are matters of principle. Rights are one of those.
The real question here is whether we will seek solutions that work or will continue repeating the failures of the past.
People intent on doing harm—and people whose minds work differently from the norm—will find ways around the measures that we impose on the rest of us.