Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Erosion of our Constituion

EDITOR:

I just can’t understand how the mainstream media can embrace gun control, which is an attack on the Second Amendment. Don’t they understand that the First Amendment will be next?

There has already been a attack on talk radio’s First Amendment rights because they don’t follow the party line of the ruling class.

If they can go after guns with an executive order why not crush or at least limit your First Amendment right using the same tactics?

If our Founding Fathers could not envision an “assault rifle” when they wrote the Second Amendment then I am sure they couldn’t envision TV, radio or the Internet when they wrote the First Amendment. Using the same logic it could be said the First Amendment only covers written and spoken words until they are electronically enhanced. So any books (word processors and copy machines are electronic), TV, radio or Internet would be subjected to government oversight and taxation. The first amendment would only cover the handwritten word (pencil and paper) or spoken words before they are amplified or recorded. In all fairness, a manual type writer should be allowed.

There could be a 10-day cooling off period for violent or provocative stories or just ban them all together.

Writers and journalists should all have background checks and a record free from felonies or violent misdemeanors.

If they have ever been shown to have purposely spread disinformation or lied using electronically enhanced media they are guilty of a felony.

Dianne Feinstein would issue a list of the 2,271 words you could use (“that should be enough for the people of the U.S.”) and to use any not on that list would be a felony.

No stories over 4,000 words and a special add-on license and fee for books and movies. Journalists would need written permission to air or publish stories with questionable content and the government will determine what is questionable.

All stories would have to have a serial number so things like sources can be verified; yes you will have to give up sources. They will also want to know who wrote it, who published or directed it, etc. Failure to have a serial number or removing it would be a felony.

If someone copies a violent act or crime seen or read they could trace it back to author and those responsible using serial numbers and hold them financially and civilly liable.

Can’t forget taxation: maybe 1/10 of a cent on words over three letters and more for words over 10 letters.

Does any of this seem beyond what some of the elite in D.C. would be willing to propose? And once it is proposed (like Nancy Pelosi says) you need to pass it to figure out what is in it.

By the way, all local, state and federal employees would be exempt from this.

JIM SIMMONS
Somerset

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Discussion | 14 comments

  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 16, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Well this is a scary thought Jim. Read or re-read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Most just think about the burning books--the author was talking about technology and intellectual thought. Burning books--was an outcome. Think "texting" about what you are eating-- while on the smart phone with a friend. Just how intellectual is it? I have done it myself...lolol

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  • DarrinApril 22, 2013 - 7:48 am

    And maybe people are just sick of all the DEATH, Jim? Yes, there will always be a way to kill people. Guns, and those with high capacity magazines or rapid fire allow more death in less amount of time. Your spin on the same old rant of -well people kill with knives, too, should we ban them? is humorous at best. Tell this to those whose love ones have been killed with hand gun violence.

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  • cookie65April 22, 2013 - 8:08 am

    One point the left never includes in their argument about the 2nd Amendment is the people who wrote it actually had the same exact weapons as the tyrannical government they were fighting for liberty with. Leftists don't have any use for liberty, because it includes responsibility. The socialism taught by the indoctrinators at the university of "repeat after me" is evidence of total ignorance all by itself. The pseudo professors lack the wisdom to understand the first thing that socialism has no use for is education. So what they are brainwashing the kids with and hoping to institute here would mean an end to their gravytrain jobs. It is the left who gave us the insanity of the "gun-free zones" which put kids in harms way without any means of protection. Law abiding citizens are not and never have been the problem. Allowing leftists to have any say in governance and policy making is the downfall of every nation in history. Emotions make poor decisions and leftists are nothing but emotions.

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  • chrispytahoeApril 22, 2013 - 9:23 am

    Clearly the proposed gun legislation is not an infringement on the second amendment. We require licenses and background checks for cars and teachers and truck drivers...why not gun owners? The neocon party is dying a slow death. Rational people realize the government is not taking away a person right to bear arms. Requiring background checks, registering guns and banning high capacity clips is supported by 90% of Americans. The people have spoken. Now please be quiet.

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  • cookie65April 22, 2013 - 9:30 am

    Yuppie, infringement on the 2nd Amendment is not unConstitutional but requiring I.D. and proof of citizenship to vote is? Criminals will not be affected by the leftists anti-gun agenda since they don't spend their hard-stolen money purchasing guns at retail outlets.

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  • Ken SteersApril 22, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    Darrin, Go back to Canada you Hoser.

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  • Tom GibneyApril 23, 2013 - 9:38 am

    What Darrin and Chrispy seem to not realize is that the 'gun registration is to track gun owners...if you have a data base of all gun owners and there inventory. You know what and where to confiscate... As for the knife argument, ask Britain or Australia about that. Also again, gang members and other criminals do not ad here to gun laws. they can get illegal guns easily, they just as Eric Holder ...

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  • Ken SteersApril 23, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    Tom, I think The Canadian and the racist know exactly what they are doing.

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  • Dink LaneApril 23, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    Tom.... You might be right when you said "The 'gun registration' is to track gun owners" ...... After all Kansas Republican Attorney General, PHIL KLINE........ Requested ALL medical records of young woman between ages 14 to 20..... To see if they had abortions..... (Can you imagine... the AG looking at your Daughter's private medical history???)..... You're right Tom..... Looking into private business should be ILLEGAL.... Question to you Tom and your "coming -to-get-our-guns" buddies ....... Do you REALLY think D'Agonstini or MOST of law enforcement or ALMOST ALL the military would REALLY LET SOMEONE take your GUNS AWAY? ..... It's time to come down to earth guys...

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  • James E.April 23, 2013 - 3:56 pm

    Dink, it depends on who the SOMEONE is.

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  • Tom GibneyApril 23, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    All right you Dinks and Chrispies...Have a laugh..come on This cracked my up I almost spit out my beer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbBZZyL7EJY&feature=player_embedded

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  • Tom GibneyApril 23, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    Ok this should be a better link. http://youtu.be/sbBZZyL7EJY

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  • Tom GibneyApril 23, 2013 - 6:05 pm

    BTW Dink, This President and his Admin are so corrupt really that they make Nixon look like an angel. The only thing is the media won't shine the light on their BS. So ya, Obama and Holder and Pelosi are THE SOMEONE many Americans are worried about! You can laugh and use your names that's fine...But again I recommend you recall Neimollers words... Whats that I hear...ribbit...ribbit ...ribbit....water getting warm yet..???

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  • Ken SteersApril 23, 2013 - 7:28 pm

    I fear that the majority of democrat socialist in our community would like nothing more than take away my guns and religion. The fact that they make up moral equivalents based on nothing and with out merit. Gives evidence to the fact that they are succeeding.

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