Framing the Dialogue

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Shall Not Be Infringed

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

About a year ago there was a tragedy near where I live.  A mentally disturbed man started shooting at the psychiatric hospital killing a young man.  The tragedy hit home even more when it was discovered that his sister had also been murdered a year earlier.  She was also shot.  The family recently held an event to raise money “to prevent gun violence.”  That is understandable, but I couldn’t help but wonder why just “gun violence?”  Why not all violence?  Why not try to stamp out violent people?  Why not try to have psychotics taken off of the streets?  It may sound trite, but guns don’t kill people…people kill people.  Do you doubt that a murderer will no longer murder if they cannot get a pistol?

A Tale of Two Tales

What would happen to a journalist who used information in a story that was false?  You would hope that reporter would first of all be excoriated by the rest of the media, forced to apologize to the harmed/defamed/slandered party, be subject to a huge lawsuit by the injured party, lose all credibility, and be fired.  Yes that is what should happen.  It wasn’t that long ago that Dan Rather used fake military documents to try to take down a sitting president.  In his arrogance, Rather has stuck by his “story” even though the documents were proven to be forged.  Rather was forced to “retire” and suffers the distinction of being a fraud which for a narcissist has to be a pretty severe punishment.  His opinion will always be tainted by that partisan scandal by a supposed neutral journalist.