Last night, I finally had enough of the false narrative that pro-gun control liberals who support the March for Our Lives movement were out to repeal the Second Amendment. It's just not true, I insisted. And I posted this: 12 hours later, I was eating my lunch and browsing the news sites - and I … Continue reading Justice Stevens forces me to eat my words. And I’m annoyed.
James Madison, father of the United States Constitution and co-author of the Federalist Papers, once said in a letter to Judge Roane (Virginia judge and member of the Virginia House of Delegates), It could not but happen, and was foreseen at the birth of the Constitution, that difficulties and differences of opinion might occasionally arise … Continue reading Original Intent, the Second Amendment and my nerdy love for James Madison
Some days the madness in this world takes my breath away. And some days it simply breaks my heart. After the shooting at Pulse in Orlando, to say that my heart is broken feels like an understatement. But more than sadness, there is anger - and an almost desperate need to take action. To create … Continue reading Hope and Love Last Longer
We all know the basic story of the shooting of Trayvon Martin. (If you don't know anything about the case already, you've been living under a rock and I can't rehash everything. Wikipedia has an amazingly detailed post with cited references.) Here's my best efforts at an unbiased nutshell: George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch coordinator … Continue reading Community Protector or Vigilante?
What is an Executive Order? Executive Orders have long been a controversial power of the President of the United States. Their very existence is based on a loose interpretation of the US Constitution's grant of "executive power" to the President. While typically used to help manage the agencies under the purview of the executive branch, … Continue reading Executive Orders, Gun Control and the Power of Creative Journalism
I’m starting this off with full disclosure: I hate guns. The idea of being around guns scares the hell out of me. I don’t want them in my house. I’m aware that my personal feelings about guns significantly impact my feelings on gun control. However, I also believe that I’m a rational, intelligent human being … Continue reading Addressing the subject of gun control is kind of like lighting a match next to a gas tank.
I want for there to be an answer. I want stricter gun control with bans on automatic and semi-automatic weapons to stop the violence. I want improved diagnosis and treatment of mental illness to prevent tragedy. I want an end to the sensationalism in the media to stop a killer from taking that terrible step. … Continue reading Surely we can do better than this.