Friday, June 27, 2008

And one more thing, what you choose to call hell, he calls home.

Watching the news this week I found out that Americans love the Second Amendment but could care less for the Fourth.

The New York Times calls this "pragmatism."

I think the Founders might of had a different word for it.

14 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Hey, if you want to miss out on that delicious, chewy center, be my guest.

Mmmm, non-democratic nougat is the best!

Oh, states rights! States' rights!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we'll need to take advantage of the 2nd to retrieve the 4th.

Dean Wormer said...

randal-

All I have at the center of my American Twinkie is American Idol filling. Tasteless.

Any-

I in no way endorse what you're saying, but I do think it a good idea for those that believe in the constitution to consider purchasing a firearm just in case.

Swinebread said...

It's funny how the folks that are aggressive about guns don't care about the rest of our rights

Unconventional Conventionist said...

The Founders never imagined something like the Bush lawlessness unopposed, but that's what's happening.

Grrrr.

Liberality said...

Yeah, it's a riot isn't it? I care more about #4 more than I do #2 but what the hell, I want ALL my rights ALL the time!!!

Bradda said...

This country has serious problems when people could care less about being spied on and having habeaus corpus taken away but if you even look at thier guns, well...then it's on! It truly is the twilight of the American empire(sorry Taibbi).

FranIAm said...

I am basically not so happy.

Overdroid said...

And yet my death ray laser is still illegal? Unfair.

Distributorcap said...

we jumped the shark the day Reagan was elected.. we jumped it again when Bush I was elected

i think we jumped the T-Rex on 1/21/01

even if obama gets elected (and you gotta love his twists with FISA this week -- talk about trying to have it both ways) there is no undoing the damage of 20/28 years gop misrule -- especially the last 8

i still predict the US will split apart a la Yugoslavia in the next decade -- especially if mccain is elected

Dr. Zaius said...
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Dr. Zaius said...

"Maria?" No... that's what they call the wind...

mwb said...

I always love when groups do surveys where they ask people about the Bill of Rights without telling them where they are from - and usually a disturbingly high number of folks are against them.

*sigh*

I keep a copy of Constitution on my Kindle and read it regularly.

Dean Wormer said...

swine-

I find that odd as well. Especially when it comes to the First Amendment. Obviously the Founders thought speech the pre-eminent right. That's why they put it first!

unconvential-

Damned straight.

Liberality-

"...I want ALL my rights ALL the time!!!

Exactly.

bradda-

well said. Americans treat the constitution like the buffet at the local casino.

franiam-

And I am basically appreciating your comment.

overdroid-

Not only your deathray but my bazooka is off limits. They are so pick and choose with our rights.

ditributorcap-

i still predict the US will split apart a la Yugoslavia in the next decade -- especially if mccain is elected

That nightmare scenario would at least force some regions to confront the cogninitive dissonance that they only thrive by taking the most of the government teat.

zaius-

Best Clint Eastwood movie ever. Who knew he could sing?

mwb-

I keep a copy of Constitution on my Kindle and read it regularly.

That is a GREAT idea.