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Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm leaning toward voting for McCain and here's my reason why.

According to attorney *David Hardy's article, "Obama and the Attempt to Destroy the 2nd Amendment", Barack Obama remains strangely silent about his eight years (1994-2002) as a director of the Joyce Foundation, a billion dollar tax-exempt organization that, while he was its director, spent millions creating and supporting anti-gun organizations.

During Obama’s tenure, the Joyce Foundation board planned and implemented a program targeting the Supreme Court. The work began five years into Obama’s directorship, when the Foundation had experience in turning its millions into anti-gun “grassroots” organizations, but none at converting cash into legal scholarship. The plan’s objective: "the judicial obliteration of the Second Amendment".

I couldn't find Obama's viewpoints on gun control spelled out clearly on his website; perhaps I didn't delve deep enough. It is a major issue though and I felt that his stance should be readily accessible under his major bullet points. Anyway, I found one article which summarizes where Obama stands in relation to the 2nd Amendment.

I don't own firearms and I don't hunt with guns (I fish and bow hunt), but I have numerous family members and friends that do. No - the NRA and its members aren't defending 2nd Amendment rights just so that they can own assault weapons and anyone who thinks that is extremely naive and stupid. The NRA's stance is very simple: at any point where you start to regulate an individual's rights to bear ANY type of arms, the door is opened by law to enact more stringent laws for gun ownership until you reach a point where NO CITIZENS are allowed to own firearms - for protection, for hunting...nothing. This is the exact reason the 2nd Amendment was written by our Founding Fathers. For more 2nd Amendment and gun rights issues information, here's the National Rifle Association site. Brush up here on the 2nd Amendment.

If you think about, it's not such an unrealistic concern. If environmentalists can peer into their magic ball and predict what will happen to our planet 50, 100 or 200+ years into the future if we continue to pollute it the way we do, why can't gun rights activists be concerned with the "what-if" scenario if the 2nd Amendment as we know it today is rewritten, restructured or revamped?

(*David T. Hardy has practiced law since 1975. He has five books and thirteen law review articles in print, and blogs at Of Arms and the Law. He's also the producer of the documentary In Search of the Second Amendment. )

1 comment:

tony said...

jeff. environmentalists use science and research to "peer into the future." you say it like they're a bunch of middle-aged women with too much make-up, wearing bright colored mumus and floppy jewelry, reading tarot cards on the street corner.

i'm surprised, honestly, that your decision for president would come down to guns. but i agree, the second amendment is worth fighting for.

i'm also surprised you couldn't find anything else on obama and the second amendment. a simple google search led me to these:

1. from –
"I believe in the Second Amendment, and if you are a law-abiding gun owner you have nothing to fear from an Obama administration."

2. from abc news -
"There is an individual right to bear arms, but it is subject to common-sense regulation just like most of our rights are subject to common-sense regulation."

3. from on the issues -
"We can have reasonable, thoughtful gun control measure that I think respect the Second Amendment and people's traditions."

4. from obama's campaign website -
"I know that the NRA believes people should be unimpeded and unregulated on gun ownership. I disagree. I do not object to the lawful use and ownership of firearms, but I do think it is entirely it appropriate for the state to monitor it. "

i included links to each of those quotes, since each article delves a little deeper into the issue, and obama's record on the second amendment. and here's obama's rebuttal of the joyce foundation issue.

the slippery slope argument works with lots of folks. i.e. "we can't allow gay people to get married, or soon they'll want to marry three or four people at once, or marry their sister or marry their neighbor's goat."

here's an interesting rebuttal of the slippery slope argument.


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