“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.”
Further to my previous comments on the 300,000 Connecticut Criminals?, we now read this from our neighbor state to the south, New Jersey –
“Have you guys seen what is happening in Connecticut right now?” he continued. “One million gun owners in New Jersey are also gonna say, like our brothers and sisters in the north, that we will not comply. And I can tell you here and now, I will not comply.”
As in Connecticut, New Jersey has a long history of arms manufacturing:
- The Patent Arms Manufacturing Company, the first company started by Samuel Colt to produce his revolvers, was chartered in the state of New Jersey in March 1836
- Henry Repeating Arms of Bayonne, NJ is one of the country’s leading rifle manufacturers. Their legendary name dates back to 1860 when Benjamin Tyler Henry invented and patented the first practical repeating rifle during the Civil War.
Ruger is another manufacturer of note in the Northeast.
How many millions of overnight felons are being created in states such as Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, California and elsewhere?
- Should Advocating Intelligent Design Be a Criminal Offense?
- Is misinformation about the climate criminally negligent?
- And in my own dialogs with folks at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), there’s this:
I’ve been reading and participating on this blog almost since it’s inception, and once again thank you for the opportunity to express my dissenting points of view.
There is one particular comment that has been bothering me since the beginning, and I think it may be one of the very first comments on this site. It’s this one by Tony Cirella:
“This is child abuse. But, then again, so are most Sunday school sessions. The I.D. movement is narcissism defined.”
This comment is a vile and uncalled for attack on millions of American parents and churches, as well as the millions having a favorable view of the “design inference” in science, as well as the .
The many comments against my own views, and those of my Canadian friend Robert Byers are not unexpected, and I am not complaining about them.
But this one comment by Tony Cirella needs rebuke and censure. Why?
This is the sort of talk and mind-set that was seen in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, and also in the Communist nations from the 1920’s through the 1980s. It is the tactic of turning children against their parents and towards the state. A tyrannical mind-set, and comment that should not be seen or heard, especially in a site such as this which is supposed to be dedicated to education.
No one has challenged this comment. My questions are directed to all associated with this site:
Barbara Forrest – will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
Eric Meikle – will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
Eugenie Scott – will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
Glenn Branch – will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
Josh Rosenau- will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
Mark McCafferey – will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
Minda Berbeco – will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
Peter Hess – will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
Steven Newton – will you challenge and rebuke this comment?
All you commenters – – will any of you challenge and rebuke this comment?
And finally, Tony Cirella. On further reflection, will you retract this comment?
- Then there is the recent national; embrace of legalizing marijuana.
- And the political and cultural embrace of homosexuality and casting believers in the traditional definition of marriage (one man … one woman … one lifetime) as bigots.
Can all of this be leading America to a better place … or even to a good place?
What will the generations to follow reap … our grandchildren and beyond?
Don Johnson – March 2014