Berkeley Breathed and Bloom County have returned!!! Woohoo!!! Bloom County is only available thru his facebook site but …woohoo!!!
Another movie theater shooting. Damn. Do we need metal detectors in movie theaters now? This is crazy. Do we all need to walk around with bullet proof vests?
Kurt Eichenwald has written a thoughtful piece on guns and gun control. He starts with the premise that no right guaranteed by the constitution is absolute. Once we can agree that no one has the right to have any gun at any time then we can begin to discuss what is reasonable.
I would add that I think Slave Patrols are an important part of the second amendment.
As Dr. Carl T. Bogus wrote for the University of California Law Review in 1998, “The Georgia statutes required patrols, under the direction of commissioned militia officers, to examine every plantation each month and authorized them to search ‘all Negro Houses for offensive Weapons and Ammunition’ and to apprehend and give twenty lashes to any slave found outside plantation grounds.”
When you think about how oddly the second amendment was written you have to scratch your head. We all know that the founders were able to write sentences that make sense. What is this militia about? Why does it say State instead of Country? (2nd Amendment – A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.)
Linda Monk (Constitutional Scholar and lawyer) has updated her GREAT book, Words We Live By. This book goes through the constitution and discusses the passages that are aggressively debated. The book is well written and easily read. If a book like this can be a page turner, this is a page turner.