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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 6:26 PM
(continued from previous comment) The Second Amendment is unique in the constitution; it is the only amendment to mention a specific item by name. Though leftists would have you believe otherwise, nowhere in the amendment is hunting mentioned. While hunting and defense against criminals are among those rights the founders wished to secure, they aren't the primary reasons for the amendment. Rather, the Second Amendment was designed to reaffirm an inalienable right which already existed, and to serve as a bulkwark against tyranny - at home or abroad.
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How Guns Are Like Nukes

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 6:23 PM
Re: "I stand out among my conservative friends in disliking guns. I favor reasonable restrictions on the Second Amendment, such as bans on fully automatic weapons, background checks for purchases and forbidding the sale of guns to those with histories of mental illness or criminality." Ms. Charen, it may interest you to know that firearms are already among the most-regulated goods in the United States. The laws regulating them number in the tens of thousands. More regulations aren't going to prevent spree killers like Adam Lanza; the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with one. As for the Second Amendment, what part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand? (continued)
Re: "Ron Paul On Murdered Navy Seal: He Pretty Much Deserved It" It is in extremely poor taste to say what Dr. Paul said, at the time he said it. Hasn't he ever heard that one shouldn't speak ill of the dead? Ron Paul has a talent for saying the wrong things at the wrong times; if he is looking for a reason why so many conservatives opted not to support him - perhaps this is one of them. Dr. Paul is entirely correct, however, that it was probably not a good idea to treat PTSD at a firing range. All in all, however, now that Paul is in retirement, perhaps he ought to close that hole under his nose for a change.
Hey lefty, we're not buying the lies and propaganda you are selling as "truth," so do all of us a favor - and just leave. The HuffPo is that-a-way...
Re: "While the writer is very intelligent, the phrase moderate Islamist seems like a liberal phrase." That is because Bay is a neo-con, aka a leftist in conservative clothing. There is nothing remotely resembling traditional conservative foreign policy in his column, of the type that someone like Barry Goldwater, for example, would have recognized. We have no business poking around in that hornet's nest known as the Middle East. We have problems enough right here at home to concern us, don't you think?
Your post is both unrealistic and naive. The Islamic world is the way it is because that is the way its inhabitants want it to be. When given the vote, the people of Egypt chosen candidates affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, not ones with pro-western, secular and progressive values of the kind you might favor. The same held true in Iraq when there were elections there. America has no business being in the Middle East; we ought to cordon off the region and leave at the first opportunity. The less contact we have with that region, the better.
Re: "But to label Egypt's revolution a failure, just two short years into a process involving drastic political change, is an act of extraordinary haste." Mr. Bay, with due respects, your statement is a bunch of nonsense. The so-called "Arab Spring" is a figment of western imaginations in those who want to believe that the Middle-Eastern Islamic world is capable of reform and modernization - as currently constituted. As long as Egypt and other Islamic nations remain Muslim, and hidebound to that creed's distrust of invention, free intellectual inquiry and informed skepticism, the Muslim world will continue to remain a civilizational backwater. Western civilization cannot be transplanted whole into the harsh soil of the Muslim world.
Re: "Rubio's Amnesty: A Path to Oblivion for the GOP" That's more like it, Ann... the GOP is already flirting with disaster - if the party establishment goes all-in with Rubio's plan - which is indistinguishable from those being offered by the Dems and the left - they will deservedly go down to ruin. The same broom that must eventualy sweep away the leftists from the halls of Congress can also be used to sweep away weak-kneed members of the GOP as well.
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Obama Is Not King

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:48 PM
Re: "Watching President Obama's inaugural, I was confused. It looked like a new king was being crowned. Thousands cheered, like subjects worshipping nobility." Actually, John, he is in effect a king. A better term would be emperor.
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GOP: R.I.P.?

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:45 PM
I am with you, Andy544... as horrible as the Democrats are, at least they have the courage to stand up for what they believe in. The tired old men of the GOP won't even do that.
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GOP: R.I.P.?

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:44 PM
Re: "Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party, claiming that the only way the GOP can have a viable future is for them to behave like Democrats." No, the only way for the GOP to have a future is for them to behave like actual conservatives! With the exception of Reagan, they've been behaving like Democrats for the last forty years - and where has it gotten them? They are now marginalized and a laughing stock.
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