Nanny State: December 2008

14 December 2008

Wise words from long ago

"The smaller the mind the greater the conceit."
"United we stand, divided we fall."
"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office."

    All above said by a Greek slave named Aesop about 1450 years ago. We should start listening to the great minds of long ago.

13 December 2008

Drew Carey: Welcome to the Nanny State Nation

 Drew Carey asks, "When did so many of us turn into ban-happy busybodies? Imagine that we outlawed everything that offends someone.Would you want to live in that country?"

11 December 2008

War is a Racket

"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."

~ Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, 1933
Two-time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor

04 December 2008

02 December 2008

Gun Ownership in India

By Abhijeet Singh

Colonial Roots of Gun-Control

I live in India and I am a proud firearm owner - but I am the exception not the norm, an odd situation in a country with a proud martial heritage and a long history of firearm innovation. This is not because the people of India are averse to gun ownership, but instead due to Draconian anti-gun legislation going back to colonial times.

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