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Stevens’ 2nd Dream





After watching the Marchers this past weekend, retired Associate Justice John Paul Stevens wrote and Op-Ed for the New York Times in which he indicated that he felt that the marchers were “aiming too low.” He wants nothing less than a full repeal of the 2nd amendment.

Now, on the one hand, it is somewhat refreshing to hear the political left finally come clean and admit what its goal actually is.

On the other hand, the Progressive Lefts’ response to the idea has be nothing short of proving that we live in the post-Constitutional Era. To most of those who spoke about the idea, the limits of the 2nd Amendment are pretty much meaningless.

But even if you take that argument, where does that road lead?

It’s Constitution Thursday on a Wednesday as a sore throated Dave has medical appointments tomorrow…


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Egypt


 

 


The Rabbi’s teach that everyone – me, you… everyone – *must* “come out of Egypt.” There is a great deal of spiritual depth in that idea.

The United States and a bunch of other countries expelled a whole bunch of diplomats and closed the Consulate in Seattle. The claim was made that the Consulate was “helping” to spy on Naval Base Kitsap.

Does this whole brouhaha spell an entirely new Cold War?


The City of Chicago experienced a “spike” in its murder rate in 2016. Most of us knew that, but now the University of Utah has prepared (but not yet published) a study claiming that *THE* reason for the spike was simply the lack of “Stop & Frisk” by the Chicago Police Department.

So… it is as simple as that? Just give the Police more power? Or is my own bias about Utah at work here?

Sometimes Speech Is Ugly


 


 

In 1775, Patrick Henry gave one of the greatest – if not the greatest – speech in American history. The problem was that it was also seditious, traitorous and downright objectionable – if you happen to be a Loyalist. It reminds us of the precious care with which we hold the freedom to speak our minds.  

In England – the Mother Country – a man is convicted for teaching his girlfriends dog to give a Nazi salute. In the United States, people with a specific view are told that they are not welcome at an event.

Related events?

Is Social Media trying to cull conservative voices?

Why does it matter?

In all of the world and in all of history, it is the 1st Amendment that guarantees that the Government cannot interfere with the freedom of speech.


In a look at the lighter side of things, an Astronomer discovers a “new” planet. And an Olympia man discovers that “dope is better in Tacoma.” Except that there are also paratroopers coming to get you…

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