"The big debate among people about global warming isn't that the earth is warming; it is. The debate is over whether it is human-caused. Yet, even if it isn't causing global warming per se, it is good for us to go green to lessen pollution for the environment's sake."
Well, a statement by a Boulder greenie with which someone politicaly right-leaning can agree. Please stop trying to scare us and everyone else with the unproven boogeyman of human-caused global climate change and make the common sense appeal to our better instincts as human beings who have to share a small planet. "Going green" starts with personal action by an educated individual motivated by both self and community interest, living, in many ways, the frugal but sensible lifestyle our parents and grandparents would have known...not a population coerced into compliance with massive regulations conceived by top-down collectivists and enforced by the nomenklatura (look it up) and their uniformed drones.
After all...the root of the word "conservative" is...conserve...
Oh, they hire someone named 'graft' to be the city manager. That bodes well.....
I guess 'droning rhetoric' is the appropriate riposte from a Teacher of few words used and -- no doubt -- fewer understood. I empathize.
So much for keepin' the discourse civil....
Anyway...the floor is yours. Room for only one obedient drone at a time. Something you lefties do better'n anyone.
Spot on, M.
This is one of the reasons there were misgivings at the Constitutional Convention about a Bill of Rights. Some of the Framers feared that once rights were written down, a future, less cognizant culture could be sold the belief that those rights could be abrogated by simply applying an eraser to what was written. The Enlightenment principles upon which the Constitution was based are clear--rights as enumerated in the Bill come from nature (or God, if you so desire) thus pre-exist (and pre-empt) any act of man.
The issue is, how does society interpret? If as I am assuming esteemed Teacher, most of the Left, and patricians like Bush the First who don't trust the proles with arms, interpret 2A as your right to keep your innocuous over-under shotgun in a Government arsenal, and to beg it's release once a year for quail season, from a gimlet-eyed State overseer. The rest of us to the right of Beria, Molotov, and Teacher, interpret the right far more 'liberally'(snicker)and will go to great lengths to protect that right as we see it...much the same as, for example, gays and lesbians fight to live their lives unencumbered by restrictions imposed by either the State or a dominant popular culture (ironic how the Gill Foundation is a big gun-control supporter..that's another story...).
Gun control is emphatically not about crime...or safety..or 'the children.' If it were, gun control advocates would focus their concern on alcohol -- a commodity far more destructive than firearms in this society -- and reinstating Prohibition. As as matter of fact, in Left-think, the more crime there is, and the more helpless the proles (the elites never being disarmed or unprotected)the better, as then more power devolves to the State in it's role as protector and general Omniscient. Guns have always been a rallying point for the political Right...remove guns, and the right has one less bit of binding ideological glue with which to resist the Left-Marxist 'inevitabliity of history.'
That the expression "Power to the People" should have been hijacked by the Left is sublime irony, for there is nothing they consider more of an anathema.
I am slowly and pleasantly digesting a Drifters Cheeseburger Combo post-prandial bump. I do believe Drifters is at least one thing upon which the moonbat-leftists and right-wing fascists can agree...aside from they both read the Indy.
Mr M...re: the circumstances you're discussing...I have one word.....
Dragon Man's 32,000 sq ft museum isn't just crammed full of war relics...it is rapidly becoming a national-quality resource of military history covering -- in excruciating detail -- everything World War 1 to Operation Iraqi Freedom....to include pretty much 100% everything original or lovingly restored to full operating condition, as the day it was manufactured or issued. Not to mention his recent branching out into a few other areas, like 1950s culture. Nothing short of a miracle of history on a relatively remote corner of the dry prairie, Mel's museum is a must see for everyone here in the Springs who has an interest in the military and other aspects of "The American Century."
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