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  1. Liam Burns

    Liam Burns GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    If defending liberty and freedom and holding back an already overly-intrusive and expensive Federal Government makes you a puppet, then puppet on. Government is force, anyone who votes to decrease the the extent of that force is doing it right.

  2. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 2 years ago

    A judge in Louisiana (worst state for gun violence) said it’s OK for convicted felons to own guns!

  3. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 2 years ago

    @Liam Burns

    The “well-regulated militia” for which you needed your own arms for was intended to hold off foreign invasions, Indian attacks, and insurrections against the governments until the proper military could assemble.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    (Applause)
    Encore! Encore!
    Appreciatively,
    C.
    ^
    @ Liam Burns – I agree the gov’t is overly intrusive and WAY too expensive. However, I do not understand Americans who think our law enforcement and military would violate their oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, to turn on their own citizens. I know it has happened in other countries, but under circumstances much more primitive or dire than what we have here.
    ^
    The biggest threat to our freedoms are people who want to restrict voting rights and who want to make sure their party is the ONLY party. Where it is through gerrymandering or other restrictions, as long as we have two parties and a voting public, the fear Mr. Burns and others have of the gov’t taking their guns or other property without due course of law CAN NOT HAPPEN.
    People who are afraid are often the most dangerous and irrational.
    ^
    @ Kylie, I’ve put up links to the Louisiana felon a few times now. The scarey part of the story is that if the Judge’s ruling is upheld, the prison’s may have to release felons who were reincarcerated for being in possession of firearms. Thank you for reposting the story.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @Kylie2112

    Kylie, for generations the Supreme Court has ruled that “….the right of the people to keep and bear arms….” is a stand alone statement separate from “A well regulated Militia…”. Whether you or I like or dislike those rulings doesn’t matter. It’s the law, much the same as Roe v Wade. I would refer you to the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers for a better understanding of the intent of the Founding Fathers on this and other Constitutional issues.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    You forgot to mention that GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.) voted “yes.” It seems as though there was more than one break in the ranks in the parties.

  7. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    he looks kinda thirsty.
    maybe he ought to bend down there and grab a swig

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    Please take note that my reply to you was your associating militia and right to bear arms, not on whether to or how to regulate them.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Au contraire my disingenuous little friend. I am a Libertarian and your political definition only extends to two parties, one of which is losing legions of members to mine. A new word for you: “facetious,” which is a cousin of “sarcastic” but with an attempt at humor. Here’s a link for you to use to improve your mind. The second link is so you will better understand my basic political tenets.


    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facetious
    >
    http://www.lp.org/

  10. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “Notice, that a majority of these political cartoons are so-called liberal
    Why ?”


    I’ll make a SWAG at that one. Most artists are liberals. Don’t ask me why, maybe it’s in their DNA. The media in our country has a liberal bias. If you look at the "Editorial Cartoons link in GC you will find a sidebar that illustrates the cartoonist’s “Political Slant.”


    http://www.gocomics.com/explore/political_slant

  11. angusdad

    angusdad said, about 2 years ago

    If believing in equal rights makes me a socialist, then I’m all in.

  12. angusdad

    angusdad said, about 2 years ago

    Actually Harry Reid voted in favor of the bill.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @angusdad

    Harry did vote against the bill, angusdad. His reasoning is listed at:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/18/harry-reid-had-a-good-reason-to-vote-against-the-gun-bill/

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @angusdad

    The Democrats who voted against the amendment:

    Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
    Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)
    Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)
    Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) voted against it for procedural reasons as Senate rules will allow him to bring up the measure again.


    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/senate-gun-control-roll-call-vote-senators-who-bucked-their-party-90226.html#ixzz2QwABON00

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    Looking at the Editorials line and going down to the Political Slant link, I found 25 in the left column, 15 in the right column, and 12 in the middle column.
    Many political cartoonists work for big city newspapers and big cities are often where the largest number of democrat voters are found. Rural areas tend to vote Republican.
    I could be wrong on this. If a city is big enough, like DC, or NYC, etc, it often has more than one big paper to which different opinions can subscribe. Most medium sized cities only have one major paper.
    If we look at the newspaper where a given artists work originates, I think we may find that the ‘politics’ of the newspaper influences the statements of the editorial cartoonist.
    Not a fact, just a hypothesis. thoughts?
    Curiously,
    C.

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