It’s not the Second Amendment that’s in peril, it’s the First – thanks to Roseanne Barr’s big mouth and ABC

As you probably know, Second Amendment proponents are, pardon the expression, up in arms that their right to bear arms will, any second now, be shot out from under them. So, OK, yeah, I’m a moron – but I’m a PROTECTED moron! That sentiment – although knee-jerk – is understandable, given public outrage to the near-daily horror of shootings this country continues to endure. And, surely, while something must be done NOW regarding accessibility of firearms, especially automatic weapons and moreso, those obtained by unhinged people, gun folk can rest assured that their precious Second Amendment will remain untouched, at least by the present Congress. The gun lobby – aka the NRA – rules , my friends, and Congress is spineless. President Trump, of course, is no help, speaking out of both corners of his big mouth about the NRA, at once vilifying them and then speaking glowingly at their recent convention. My babies, I am far more concerned about the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. As written, the amendment protects everything from campaign rhetoric to stupid, racist, ignorant speech. In other words, many of the utterances of Roseanne Barr. Roseanne never has been the soul of eloquence or even sanity. She’s spewed crazy, questionable shit in […]

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