When Awareness Leads to Activism

 I spent my twenties completely and blissfully ignorant of anything political. I knew who the president was at the time and even who served as his vice. I knew there was a congress. I knew that there were a lot of people working for the government, doing a variety of different jobs… That pretty much sums it up.

 Now let’s fast-forward to the beginning of the first Obama presidency. At the time, I was thirty-one years old. My political activity was limited to voting the presidential elections. I did not bother with the mid-term or local elections that take place every two years. I remained blissfully ignorant of who my Representatives or Congressmen were, what they believed, or what they supported. Continue reading

Mt. Rushmore - A Monument to Stupidity

In the days of my youth I was lucky enough to have parents as teachers. No, they didn’t beat me for not doing my homework. What this meant is that the whole family had a three-month vacation during the summer. Rather different than today’s world where both parents have ten days personal leave per year and the kids must be tended to by strangers running mystery camps during the summer like… uh… law camp or thespian camp. Continue reading

Is Gun Control Racist?

“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” ~ George Mason

Rather than keep the reader guessing until the end, I’ll answer the question that heads this essay right now, before I go any further. Absolutely, positively, without question, without qualification, the answer is, “Yes!” If you don’t need further convincing or want to get back to an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” please consider yourself excused. (It is, easily, one of the funniest shows on all of TV. I understand completely.) Continue reading

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