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07 August, 2011

What They Have Been Reading

Well, I said I wouldn't conjecture, but I was asked to by a reader, so here goes.

In my last entry I mentioned in passing that I believe the congressmen Paul to be the last serving congressmen to have read any part of the U.S. Constitution, but I wouldn't conjecture as to what the others had been reading.

Please note, this is just my opinion based on what I have observed of the political sphere since sometime around 9/11.

The rest of our congressmen and women have been reading The New York Times, and they have read it so much that they have confused it with the Constitution.  How else do you explain the state we are in, where political correctness takes precedence over liberty, where anything can be done in the name of security, and the Bank rules even the politicians by controlling the currency and acting as the people's financier?

How is it that a law abiding citizen of this country cannot be trusted with his sidearm at the post office, or while picking up his child from school?  How is it that the free citizens of this country are no longer qualified to exercise the right of self-defense?  When our lives are threatened, we are expected to dial 911 and wait for the appropriate emergency response team as dispatched by the operator, as if I, a layman, would douse an attacker with water or shoot a house fire between the eyes.

How far we have come indeed.

I close with a quote by men far more educated than myself:

"If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns,
the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of
a constitutional privilege."
Arkansas Supreme Court, Wilson v. State, 33 Ark. 557, 34 Am. Rep. 52 (1878)

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