There are 21 senses and subsenses of the adverb “well,” not all of which can apply to the phrase “well-regulated militia.” Which ones apply and why?
Gun rights fundamentalists are the radicals of the American civil religion
Every religion has its moderates and its radicals, including the American civil religion. Gun rights fundamentalists its radicals, and woe be unto those who question the revealed Truth of the Forefathers.
More guns isn’t the answer to America’s gun problem
The gun violence that plagues the US has a simple answer. Contrary to the opinions of gun fundamentalists, It’s not “more guns.”
Sentencing reform vs. Minority Report
Shocked, shocked I am to see good intentions go off the rails You know, it seems like only yesterday a particularly odd combination of Americans was aligned on at least one point…the […]
Well-regulated militias and gun control
For any militia to be “well-regulated,” it requires standards, training, a sense of responsibility, and the ability to remove people from its ranks. In other words, it requires rules, aka “regulations.”
You might be a member of the far right if….
Defining the far right isn’t really that hard when you’ve got a list of things they believe to compare them to.
Heartsick, exhausted, ashamed, and enraged – on Santa Fe High and school shootings in general
What is wrong with us that we value a thing, a gun, over the lives of our children? After every mass shooting, The Onion runs the same story – “No Way To […]
A day to not be thankful …
Since I left college in the ‘60s, my “thankful” list has shrunk. The “not thankful” list is on its second ream of paper. Ah, Thanksgiving. The time to be thankful, as tradition […]
American vs. unAmerican values, according to the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States
When it comes to the Second Amendment, only the extreme positions of banning all firearms or allowing unrestricted access to all firearms are unAmerican.
The Second Amendment is not a blank check to own every weapon imaginable
Do you agree with the majority of Americans that gun control is both right and appropriate?