Thursday, December 16, 2004

Gun-grabbers at it yet again

It seems that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would like to disarm the residents, creating a "criminals ply your trade here" zone.

For those of you who belong to the dreaded Gun Culture, I won't bore you with yet another polemic on how stupid this idea is. It is, we know it is and we know why--nuff said.

For those who think that only the authorities should have guns, well, I hope your chains sit lightly upon you. I'll spare you a lecture, because I won't change your mind.

For those who would take our guns, Molon Labe. If you dare.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

But of course, the Liberals won't want to hear this...

"On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed."

Thomas Jefferson

(Via The Federalist Patriot)

Happy Bill of Rights Day!

Today is a little known holiday, Bill of Rights Day. This is a fairly new holiday, first observed on December 15, 1941. (Yes, 8 days after Pearl Harbor.) You can read a brief history here.

If you don't feel you know enough about our Bill of Rights, or just want to review, here's a good source to start you off, and another that goes into a lot more depth.

Of course, some of the most vociferous supports of the Bill of Rights are us gun nuts. JPFO has an excellent resource page here.

So far today, I've used the First quite a bit, and exercised the daylights out of the Tenth in a sermon to some folks at work. I wish I could go make use of the Second, but alas, I have to earn a living.

Enjoy the day, no matter what you're doing, and reflect a bit on how it came to be. It'll do ya good.