Thursday, October 20, 2005

Protection of Lawful Commerce Act Passes House!

We have won yet another major victory, maybe one of the most important victories ever:
Today the United States House of Representatives passed the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (S. 397) by a bipartisan vote of 283-144. The legislation now moves to President Bush’s desk for his expected signature.
I'm glad we got something out of this election cycle. As I predicted, we've pretty much disappeared from the radar since we "libertarian swing voters" WON THE DAMN ELECTION FOR THE REPUBLICANS, washed away by a host of "social issues" that nobody I know gives a friggin' crap about. Roe vs. Wade is the law of the land — GET OVER IT! Sometimes men fall in love with men and women fall in love with women and they'd like to spend their lives together...unless you're one of the involved parties, it's none of your business — GET OVER IT! There's pornography on the internet...you don't have to partake — GET OVER IT! Sometimes people who are in a lot of pain and can't keep food down want to ingest a mild drug to help them over both problems...it's none of your business — GET OVER IT! For that matter, sometimes adults want to ingest substances that turn their brains into warm lime Jello...so long as they're not driving, who cares? — GET OVER IT! GET OVER IT! GET OVER IT!

There are real and serious dangers to the Constitution RIGHT NOW — the gun confiscations in New Orleans; the relentless attacks on the First Amendment under the guise of "hate speech" or "political speech" legislation; the collapse of the entire concept of personal privacy; the endless procession of cameras that monitor our every move; the push for internal indentification cards/passports and the liberalization of the police's right to demand the same; the continued and very real threats of domestic and international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction...

SIGH...rant mode off! At least we got one decent law...