Ignorance and evil have always enabled one another.
 June 3, 2014 at 5:49pm
Not in any dictionary I’ve seen. Inability to grasp the difference accounts for a lot of misery in the world.
 June 3, 2014 at 5:05pm
Altruism and individualism are not contradictory. Compelled, coerced, collective altruism is not altruism at all. Only individually, freely chosen, freely given altruism is real. Anything else is counterfeit.
June 2, 2014 at 8:20pm
I’m not suggesting that anyone limit the right–just saying you don’t always have to do something just because you can. I’ll defend their right to open carry an AR into Dairy Queen at the same time I maintain it may not be the smartest thing to do.
 June 2, 2014 at 4:00pm
I understand and agree that their “in your face” tactics are obnoxious. I don’t think I suggested running away with our tails between our legs. I’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with you in defending against their push to take away our rights. I’ll even defend your right to open carry all you want. I just won’t agree that it is a good idea in all circumstances or that doing so will achieve the normalization you seek.
 June 2, 2014 at 3:44pm
Agree completely. I just don’t believe that slinging an AR on before going for a burger and shake wins a lot of folks to our way of thinking.
[-1] June 2, 2014 at 3:38pm
Agree. Going to extremes in exercising rights does not always make a strong statement in favor of the person exercising them. Fore example, the Utah Supreme Court recently ruled that a man was within his rights to flash young girls while wearing a diaper. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57547900-78/bagnes-diaper-sexual-court.html.csp. While he might have been within his rights, my respect for him isn’t positively impacted. His own attorney said “Mr. Bagnes’ conduct is certainly unusual, strange, creepy, weird.” Amen. I don’t judge open carriers the same way, and I believe their hearts are in the right place, but there is room for a little discretion.
"Going to extremes in exercising rights "
Open carrying is NOT "going to extremes" Stop allowing the Left to dictate the language and to dictate how and where you exercise your freedom.
Discretion is a polite way of saying you are afraid to speak up...FEAR is what the Hoplophobes deal in...its what the Progressives wield as a weapon to control the masses; They have already begun to destroy our way of life and the truly scary part is all they used was carefully planned mental terrorism...
I am sick to death of being expected to hide...I am fed up with all the talk and discussion and empty promises--it is all we get from the NRA because they are complicit...its time to be confrontational and I for one will not go quietly while scum trashes everything I cherish...
Open Carry may not be everyone's choice but it is still a SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT and not supporting it is essentially the same thing as saying you doubt the Constitution and its Writers...
Choose a side--but choose wisely because ACTIONS are speaking a whole lot these days
 June 2, 2014 at 3:22pm
I get your point. I don’t like the idea of requiring a permit to exercise a right either. My point goes more to the open/concealed choice. I am bothered by liberal/progressives, whose lack of judgment is often only exceed by their demand for recognition and attention. I don’t want to be like that.
 June 2, 2014 at 2:59pm
I have to agree with the NRA on this one. What is the purpose? CC works just fine.
CC is not just fine.
CC requires a permit. A permit means permission. Some of us are uncomfortable with asking permission to do something we were born with a right to do. I'd rather go unarmed than ask permission like a serf.
Not to mention that CC requires money.... it isn't free and in most cases costs between $200 and $400 to get your first permit.. by the time you go to classes, pay for range time, get fingerprinted, background investigations, and the cost of the permit itself..... is it fair to say that those that can afford it can carry a gun and be protected while the poor folks just have to make do... Kind of like hunting in the UK... it is not outlawed but the average bird hunter will pay $5000 to $10,000 per year just to hunt a couple of caged and released birds.... You see there in the UK they have to account for every single shell used and the guns are kept at a club house, an exclusive club house, and must have written permission, a regestered guide, a safety plan endorsed by the establishment, and on and on..... The second amendment was a simple 2 sentence statement that has been perverted for decades...
"I have to agree with the NRA on this one. What is the purpose? CC works just fine."
It's called the constitution.
As soon as you put a limit on rights, someone will come along and attempt to put more limits.
The right to bear arms is a RIGHT. The NRA is liberal in that it treats it as a PRIVELEDGE, something that must be given to us by a benevolent Government!
The NRA is WRONG! As long as someone does not have freedom to exercise their RIGHTS, they do not have that RIGHT.
February 14, 2014 at 4:54pm
My thought too. That is more unnerving than the hold-up
November 27, 2013 at 9:00am
November 3, 2013 at 9:10pm
Thought you didn’t…
August 14, 2013 at 10:23pm
Does that guy Look like Beavis or Butthead? I can’t remember which is which . . .
April 3, 2013 at 10:35pm
Posing and sanctimony. No one believes he is feeling any financial pinch in his personal life. How about no more multimillion $$ vacations this year?
March 31, 2013 at 5:04pm
Nice Easter message.
March 15, 2013 at 4:12pm
Seems like the first msm reporter to get truthful (in a meaningful way on a substantial topic) stands to become a legend. How would it be to be the one to change history by pointing out Emperor Obama’s lack of clothes in a way that made it impossible for others to keep up the farce? Could one person really start the dominos falling? I think so if it is the right person–and that person will be immortalized. Hard to resist, even for (especially for) a liberal reporter.
July 20, 2012 at 12:52pm
I’m glad to see responses to Obama’s remarks that are more thoughtful than “He says if you own a business, you didn’t build it–someone else did!” I don’t think that is what he said. His remarks were extemporaneous and poorly structured, but I believe he was referring to the infrastructure he was addressing in prior sentences not an entrepreneur’s business. Unfortunately, by making a lot of noise based on a misinterpreting the remark, many high profile conservatives lose credibility, while at the same time missing a great opportunity to rebut what Obama and Warren really did say (and can’t retract or claim was taken out of contex). Zombie makes some excellent, substantive points. So do others he links to at the bottom of his article. To me the salient point is that the infrastructure Obama and Warrent toust was made possible by taxing the PRODUCTIVE commercial activities of individuals who created goods and services people need and want. They paid for it, and the people Obama is pandering to largely (almost entirely) did not, although they receive the benefit of it and have access to it equal to that enjoyed by the payers. Obama and Warren are claiming that those who pay little or no taxes, along with government (which organizes and redistributes wealth, but does not produce it to any significant extent) “built” the infrastucture. While government has limited, but important, role to play in organizing public works, it is not the engine that makes them possi
June 25, 2012 at 6:09pm
Huh? I think he would recommend sticking a fork in your eye to cure a headache . . .
June 22, 2012 at 7:36pm
Even your wedding is all about him . . .
June 22, 2012 at 4:36pm
Wow! Their thoughtful actions have completely won me over . . . not