The protest march over the weekend has caused a good deal of chatter, most of it negative from the political right. Look, David Hogg’s parents ARE proud of him. Why are you surprised at how he behaves? Where do you think that he learned to talk that way?
If 69% of the people believe that Gun Laws need to be “tightened,” should we be trying to figure out why they think that way? Shouldn’t we be discussing the ideas and merits rather than the language of one un-cultured 17 year old?
While 60 Minutes and the press salivate over the titillating idea that Trump and Stormy watched a shark week documentary, the Houthi’s are launching MRBM missiles at Saudi Arabia.
In case you are saying “the Who?” the Houti’s are allied with the Iranians and so they are fighting ISIS and Sunni’s everywhere. And where did they get their hands on a bunch of Burkan-2 (SCUD) missiles? And how long will it be until the missiles are armed with more than TNT?
Mad Mike Hughes is a huckster who managed to convince a bunch of sincere flat-Earthers to give him enough money to launch himself 1875 feet into the air in a “attempt to prove” that the Earth is flat. By the by, it wasn’t his first launch, but the last time he did it he didn’t care about the shape of the planet.
Evil Knievel tried the same thing once upon a time. Frankly, Evil’s was far more entertaining…
SEGMENT – “WE MUST DO SOMETHING…”
In the aftermath of Vegas, et al, the call once again becomes “We must do something.” The problem is, what is something to one person may be nothing to another, and everything to yet another. It all comes down to an understanding of what “reasonable” is. Because what is reasonable to you, may not be to me, and vice versa.
In short, other nations have gone so far as to confiscate guns from citizens. But here in the United States, that would be… problematic at best. So. for the moment, let’s play the “What If?” game. If there were a law which banned all guns, how would those who pass such a law go about enforcing it?
Reference to Constitution Thursday The Saturday Podcast Episode “I Don’t Like Monday’s”
SEGMENT – GERRYMANDERING
In Wisconsin, the State Legislature stands accused of deciding to gerrymander the whole State to favor one Political Party. Now look, this is nothing new. But it is new to have the Supreme Court take up the case and look at whether or not Gerrymandering is in the “best interests of democracy.”
Putting aside the whole “we’re not a democracy” argument for the moment, there actually is a solution to the problem that would make it more challenging (not impossible) to gerrymander, but there is no way on this green planet that the Donkeys and Elephants will ever allow it to happen…
SEGMENT – FRIENDS
A voicemail reminds me of why I love doing these podcasts and shows so very much.
A sitting United States Senator, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, says that “due process is killing us.” He, and other Democrats believe that just being on the Watch List is sufficient cause to deny a person fundamental Constitutional Rights. But… how and why does a person end up on that list? Meanwhile the Supreme Court rules that the government can stop a person without probable cause and search them to see if they have any outstanding traffic violations.
The reaction of Americans across the spectrum is cause for concern. Rather than applying critical thought processes and consideration of reasons why the Constitution was written the way that it was, much of the country reacts with “Meh, if you have nothing to hide, why worry about it?”
And that remark should scare every American who values liberty over security.