Mark Twain and my wishes
I'm a member of GOCRA/CCRN (Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance/Conceal Carry Reform Now). We are the people that after many years, got the Minnesota Personal Protection Act passed. Now, I cringe at the thought that I need to seek and curry the favor of the government to allow me to protect myself.
Whenever I heard and hear the anti-gun Nazis (and I use the term purposefully) I frequently hear their refrain "All we're asking for are reasonable controls and laws." Now never mind that after each and every rights destroying gun control law, they still pick up the refrain for just a few more "reasonable" laws. They are never satisfied. Evil never is.
So, I thought of a rather clever, albeit facetious comeback-"Every evil action started as an evil thought. And with the incredible sway of Big Media, perhaps we need "reasonable" restrictions on the 1st Amendment. Nothing radical, just reasonable."
And it occurred to me yesterday that I got my facetious wish-McCain/Feingold.
"Our troubles would be doubled if only half our wishes were granted." - Mark Twain