• Let me see

    by  • April 18, 2013 • Commentary • 0 Comments

    Do I have this straight? Because some nutjobs might blow themselves up making meth, I have to show ID to buy decongestant, and can be put in prison for buying more than a certain amount each month.

    But we must let other nutjobs kill people because it would horribly infringe liberty to check if they are felons or insane, or to limit the types of weapons and ammunition available to them.

    Oh yeah, the Second Amendment. Well, we do a pretty good job controlling First Amendment rights — tell a deliberate lie and you can be sued; urge others to commit mayhem and you can be imprisoned. It’s “well regulated.”

    Wait… where did I get that phrase?



    Chuck Twardy is a writer and an instructor in the School of Communication at East Carolina University.


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