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Let the Democrats Shoot Themselves in the Foot

robert3539 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:11 AM
"Yes, gun control legislation is vital for our country, "...No it is not. You had me until this statement. If you really believe this, please elaborate. Keep in mind that the mental health issue is not a gun control issue.
Johnmor Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:28 PM
He said it was vital in that it was a chance to defeat the liberals in a "clear and meaningful way".
robert3539 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:53 PM
Please explain how any kind of gun "control" legislation will defeat the liberals, unless it would be to repeal many of the useless laws on the books now. We already have the Second Amendment. Let's just stand up for it and defend it.
Greg1949 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:46 AM
Go back and read the entire paragraph!!
robert3539 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:55 PM
I read and understood the article and the paragraph. Overall, I agree with the article. I am only taking issue with the particular statement I have quoted. It seems to be disconnected from the rest of the article.
Recovered Lib Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 7:56 PM
I agree with you. That statement was a red flag for me, too.

Otherwise, a well written article.
BillyD5 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:45 AM
He said "now is not the time for federalism". To prove a point about federalism at the expense of the subject at hand would not be helpful.

Everybody knows that since the gun topic is enshrined in the Constitution (as HANDS OFF) and verified recently by the Supreme Court, that it is entirely the province of the States to pass gun laws. They can then be deemed unconstitutional and dismissed or one can move to a different State, but no gun laws can come out of the Federal Government.

This is an extremely well written article.
Joesolis Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:45 PM
You forget the part of the Constitution that states: "This Constitution and all federal laws passed in Pursuant thereof are the supreme law of the land". Due to "Incorporation", the state cannot pass laaws that conflict with the U.S. Constitution either. Remember, when state are admitted to the union, they must ratify the U.S. Constitution thus binding themselves to it.

For the liberal establishment, “political courage” means a politician spitting in the face of his conservative constituents. The President’s gun proposals demand such political courage, and we conservatives ought to be all for it.

There are people who really believe President Barack Obama is some sort of cunning political grand-master, plotting out the checkmate ten moves ahead of his plodding opponents. Nonsense. He’s actually President Peter Principle, failing ever upward thanks to the disarray of his opponents.

Just when you think he might be clever enough to score his cheap points off of Newtown and turn back to beating the hapless...