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Constitutional Gun Control – My Letter to President Obama

President Barack H. Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Tuesday, January 15, 2013  Dear Mr. President: I am writing to address the issues of firearms and firearm-related incidents plaguing The United States of America. I had an epiphany recently; I suddenly saw, in very stark terms, that “assault weapons,” and all that customarily accompanies such weapons (e.g., high-capacity magazines), are protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Further, any typical “squad-level” weapon, such as an M-60 machine gun, LAW rockets, and M-203 40 MM grenade-launchers, also are protected by the Constitution. Before I go on to explain my [ ... ]

The NRA May Be (Partially) Right…

The Political Carnival posted several 2nd Amendment political cartoons, and I was struck by one of them in an unexpected way. The cartoon in question is this:   More powerful weapons than we’d like to believe are covered by  2nd Amendment rights and freedoms. Think about it; The Founders only knew of singe-shot, black-powder weapons. But they were state-of-the-art. They were what was needed to defend a country. Unfortunately, assault weapons fit that category today. I don’t like the conclusion I’ve come to here. I do like assault weapons, simply because they are what I’m familiar with, [ ... ]

A Word From GOP-Land, Via My Congressman

(See Rep Huizenga’s message to me below my response) Dear Congressman Huizenga: Thank you for your response. The economics of many, if not all, of these issues have been settled via non-partisan groups like the Congressional Research Service. The very fact that you are parroting the patently false claim that “entitlements” have anything but the tiniest, very marginal effect on our debt and deficit is sorely disappointing. More than that, it shows a shameful lack of regard for indisputable facts, and a lack of understanding of [ ... ]

My Letter to Senator Schumer

Senator Schumer, It has become critical that Democrats take control of state legislatures from recidivist Republicans. This means starting with the smallest of elections, essentially developing a Democratic “farm system,” from which state-level office can be more easily reached. From Drain Commissions to City Councils to District Attorneys and on and on, we MUST staunch the tide of GOP ideologues, Hell-bent on turning back American progress to the 1890s. You did not wish to challenge Governor Walker in the recall election, and that’s fine. We definitely need strong leaders like you in Washington, as well. But I implore you to do what you [ ... ]

The Pendulum Is Broken…

I used to believe in the “Pendulum of Democracy,” that trading power between Progressives and Conservatives tended to balance-out policy, and temper ideological shifts. I’ve come to realize that this is no longer true. The main reason the “pendulum” is no longer relevant is we have learned enough about what makes our country function that most issues have become settled. We KNOW social programs keep our economy stable. We KNOW human rights MUST include LGBT rights. We KNOW education is the most important factor in our nation’s success. We KNOW our gun policies have driven GUN CRIME. We KNOW health care is [ ... ]

PETITION: Mr. President, Use Executive Authority to KEEP Congress In-Session to Solve Tax Crisis

PETITION: Mr. President, Use Executive Authority to KEEP Congress In-Session to Solve Tax Crisis: We petition the Obama administration to: Use emergency Executive Authority to order Congress into continuous session until a solution is found to our tax

Video: Pr. Obama: We Know What Real Change Looks Like & We Can’t Give Up

Why Obama Now – Powerful, Straight-Forward Video

By Family Guy animator Lucas Gray:    

33 reasons why Republicans shouldn’t have voted to repeal Obamacare for the 33rd time

A nice source of refutation ammunition for RWNJ’s and their mindless talking points. 33 reasons why Republicans shouldn’t have voted to repeal Obamacare for the 33rd time – Democrats.Org

Threat from mounting public job losses tested Obama’s economic strategy

“Since the beginning of his term, state and local governments have shed 611,000 employees — including 196,000 educators — according to government statistics.” “‘We’re not going to get this economy going by growing the government,’ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last year. ‘It’s the private sector that’s ultimately going to drive the recovery.’” McConnell’s stated number one goal? Prevent President Obama from getting re-elected… Via Washington Post