Cartoon of the Day

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Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune

Here we go…

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is proposing legislation to nullify President Obama’s executive actions on gun policy, claiming that the president’s actions are a breach of constitutional separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches.

During a Wednesday appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity,” the Republican senator outlined his plan to challenge Obama’s anti-gun violence package.

“Our founding fathers were very concerned about us having separation of powers. They didn’t want to let the president become a king.” Paul said. “In this bill, we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation.”

Paul continued: “I’m afraid that President Obama may have this king complex sort of developing … I think there’s a history of this arrogance.”

Protecting gun manufacturers and defending a twisted interpretation of the Second Amendment are the main priorities of the NRA, Rand and the rest of the cabal of comic book villains fighting for the status quo as the rest of the world looks on, shaking their head and wondering what the hell is going on…

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6 thoughts on “Cartoon of the Day

  1. The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Great article from Thom Hartmann at truth-out:

    http://truth-out.org/news/item/13890-the-second-amendment-was-ratified-t

    It’s the answer to the question raised by the character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained when he asks, “Why don’t they just rise up and kill the whites?” It would have been a purely rhetorical question, because every southerner of the era knew the simple answer: Well regulated militias kept the slaves in chains.

  2. Bayonnets were the equivalent to rifles today but were longer to load. If you have a knife to fight a bayonnet,you don’t have a chance. But today, technology has severely improved on death weapons but a gun or rifle can still kill an intruder without cutting him down to pieces. A man with a bullet in his head is as dead as one riddled with bullets.

    The illusion of the government coming to disarm every american is what feeds the NRA campaign. When you read the amendment.it is clear that the principle is to defend as a militia and against other countries. Since 9/11,there have been no attacks and if they do come,it will not be with rapid fire weapons but rather with nuclear IBMs.

    There is no good reason for a Bushmaster in any home and the memory of a lot of people mowed down motivates everyone to fight the good fight. The best way to reduce mass killings is to have a bad extremist from the NRA meet a loving good parent with legislation.

  3. This wonderful country we live in is going to self destruct if its citizens and representatives continue down these hate-filled divisive paths. This threat is greater than all of those from outside sources. In the aftermath of the senseless mass murders of innocents by deranged individuals brandishing assault weapons with high capacity magazines, it only makes sense to ban those weapons to reduce the kind of violent attacks we have witnessed in recent years, and intensify the background checks in an attempt to prevent felons and the mentally ill from obtaining dangerous weapons. The average gun proponent has nothing to fear from this, and there is no intention of violating their Second Amendment rights. We’ll never completely eliminate these weapons from falling into the wrong hands, but we have to at least TRY to reduce the number and severity of these deadly attacks that are happening around the country. Dissidents need to picture themselves in the shoes of those who have lost their loved ones or those survivors who will suffer from their physical and emotional wounds for the rest of their lives.

    I can’t imagine why anyone would want to be POTUS in present times. Trying to do the right thing in the best interest of the masses is becoming a hopeless exercise in futility.

  4. I agree with both above comments. But I think the point Thom made is that there are no Slave Militias, the rationale for the 2nd Amendment no longer holds together. Yet the Supreme Court made it a Sacred Right of individuals. Clearly, the original reason for the Amendment makes it about as non-sacred as you can get.

  5. Blue Rae,

    In that case the government should rechallenge the supreme court on a decision about rapid fire mass murdering weapons. That would really put the NRA on the defensive. Let’s write to democratic congressman

  6. Calling your elected reps is a good thing. I got a call back once (from an intern I’m sure), so I know I got heard. Obama is right when he says that Americans must force the Congress to do the right thing. So make some noise and get heard. All of you! I did want to make a video about everyone who wants gun laws changed wearing red gloves, or dyeing their hands red, the idea being that there is blood on the hands of gun supporters and lobbyists and gunmakers. I think that could catch on. But contacting D.C. en masse would do more, as I doubt we can get enough red hands.

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