We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I can't believe Chuckie Cheese said this (piece at Cramer):
Hell is about to freeze over. Watch out for those flying pigs! I just saw Senator Schumer (D-NY) on The O'Reilly Factor admit that the Second Amendment protects an individual right. He went on to argue that the right isn't unlimited, just like the First Amendment "doesn't protect pornography." He even acknowledged that there is a right to defend yourself, and that can even include using a gun to do so.
This tells me that gun control is off the table. But where did he read that our Bill of Rights are not unlimited? Since when doesn't the First protect porn? Who gave govt the right to limit rights?
Freedom is not a gift of government. Freedom came first, and our government was designed and employed to protect it, right? Or am I confused?
Chucky Schumer is one of those characters who will be talking smoothly to your face as he puts a shiv in your back so watch out. I saw only the last half where he mentioned the NRA is with him. More Hell freezes over. The NRA website didn't mention anything. His is all about power, his power.
Believe nothing that Schumer says. Strictly speaking, the First Amendment does not protect obscenity (which has a precise, legal meaning). The Supreme Court has never held otherwise, although from Memoirs v. Massachusetts (1966) until 1973, the test of what constituted obscenity was so loose that for practical purposes, almost nothing was obscene. Even today, quite a bit of material is sold that violates both current state and federal obscenity statutes, and is only occasionally prosecuted.
Clayton E. Cramer