Wednesday, January 30, 2013

" Andrew Cuomo marched forth like Moses in his mind parting the sea of the second amendment….Bobby Jindal will come across a whole lot better than Mitt Romney. Stay Tuned!) A blogger up her in the Albany,NY Capital region *************** Bobby Jindal??? Gov. Bobby is attempting to “reform” the Louisiana tax system..but in a very regressive way. He is moving to eliminate the personal/business income tax, and replace with an expanded sales tax. Sales taxes are regressive, while income taxes can be progressive. Jindal is also a rather boring speaker. I don’t believe Gov. Cuomo believes he is Moses. The 2nd Amendment “does not protect an individual’s right to own firearms, and that the purpose of the amendment was purely to guarantee that the states could maintain their own militias…” And as one blogger has written, the 2ndA was written when muskets could shoot one bullet at a time. Paul Finkelman, Ph.D., is the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School; and has written much on the origins of the 2ndA. The amendment was to protect the states from having their own militias being abolished by the new federal government. It had nothing to do with individual gun owner rights.;cd0ffba3.1301d The NRA’s use of the 2ndA is a canard; a red herring to justify its’ nonsensical opposition to rational gun control. Captain Mark Kelly will be testifying this morning in Congress on sensible gun control legislation. Gabby may, or may not, be there. You can join their new website: Humorist Andy Borowitz doesn’t always score with his daily blog, but yesterday’s deserves 5 stars: “..In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre warned that the N.R.A. would vigorously oppose any legislation that “limits the sale, purchase, or ownership of politicians.” “Politicians pose no danger to the public if used correctly,” said Mr. LaPierre, who claims to have over two hundred politicians in his personal collection. “Everyone hears about the bad guys in Congress. Well, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a vote is a good guy with a vote. I’m proud to be the owner of many of those guys.” Mr. LaPierre’s comments drew a sharp rebuke from Carol Foyler, a politician-control advocate who has spent the past twelve years lobbying for stricter limits on the sale of politicians. “Right now, a man like Wayne LaPierre can walk right into Congress and buy any politician he wants,” she said. “There’s no background check, no waiting period. And so hundreds of politicians are falling into the hands of people who are unstable and, quite frankly, dangerous.”

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