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Concealed carry permit holders are not criminals. One has to pass a background check to get a concealed carry permit. This is an insanely bad idea. Fortunately many states have enacted laws to protect the privacy of the concealed carry permit holders. All states should protect the privacy of concealed carry permit holders. Hopefully the rest will pass laws this year against such insane practice.
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Tax Reform Is the IRS Fix

George1026 Wrote: Jun 01, 2013 7:55 AM
Larry: Any income tax, no matter how reformed, would require armies of accountants and lawyers to prepare myriads of tax returns with all kinds of forms to be filed at great cost. This puts the federal government prying into everyone's lives and finances. The framers of our Constitution did not anticipate such federal intrusions into our personal lives. It invariably is used, not only to finance the federal government but also for income redistribution. It also is used by presidents to persecute their enemies. It is time to end the income tax in its entirety and substitute some other taxes that do not require the filing of tax returns by individuals and corporations. This should be followed by repeal of the 16th amendment, which was ratified in 1913, during the progressive era. We need to remember that the U. S. had NO income tax for most of its existence and did very well.
Although the English Bill of Rights (1689) guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms (at least to Protestants), that right was repealed by Parliament about 15 years ago. No one may own and carry a gun or even a knife in the UK today. At the same time, the government has opened the door to immigrants to come to the UK, including even those immigrants who hate the British and want to do them harm. It is a sad situation. Let America learn from the British experience.
The US government was supposed to build a border fence, but only small portions have ever been built. It is still possible to walk across the border in many places. Until we get that fence, we won't have border security. I am astounded that this column could appear on Townhall.
It seems to me that blacks need guns for self-protection even more than whites because there is so much black-on-black crime in the black community!
Yes, and Britain established the right to keep and bear arms by law in the English Bill of Rights, which stood until 1996 when the Labour government ended that right and left British subjects defenseless.
Steve Chapman needs to take a course in Constitutional law. The fully sovereign states created the federal government. They ceded limited powers to Congress which are spelled out in Article One, Section Eight. There is no power to require gun registration or licenses in the federal constitution. That is a power reserved to the states. Steve Chapman apparently has a peculiar Chicago, Illinois mentality, where the laws regarding gun carriage were recently declared unconstitutional by the Seventh Circuit and new laws mandated. This is the city where guns are controlled and there were more than 500 murders last year because law abiding citizens are unable to protect themselves. How did this absurd column get on Townhall anyway?
Some people are speculating that these mass crimes may be related to non-therapeutic infant circumcision. It would be interesting to see how many of these men that commit mass murders are circumcised. One should note that most of these crimes occur in the United States where most men are circumcised.
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Parting Company

George1026 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:14 AM
It is a mistake to say there is no right to secede. The right of the southern states to secede was denied by force of arms, not by law. The example of 1861, therefore, should not be used. The right to secede is found in the Declaration of Independence (1776): "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness." Dr. Williams is correct.
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Chick-Fil-A Breaks World Sales Record

George1026 Wrote: Aug 02, 2012 8:51 AM
I imagine that a lot of people who had never eaten at Chick-fil-A before went there in support and found out how good their chicken sandwiches are. My guess is that most will become regular customer's of Chick-fil-A in the future. My family dined at Chick-fil-A twice yesterday. Where are Rahm Emanuel and all of those other leftish, anti-Christian mayors today?
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