Sunday, August 21, 2011

In Texas

From the local Austin, Texas, newspaper (American-Statesman) is this story about gun ownership by Reporter Joshunda Sanders.  One of the interesting points is that:
Among women, the fastest-growing group of concealed handgun license owners in Texas is African American
The reporter is spending $198 to get her own gun owner's permit.

In the story Ms Sanders mentions the Black Panthers and guns.  I remember reading where they walked the halls of the California Assembly, armed, as a demonstration of their Second Amendment rights, way back in the 1960s.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

3 comments:

Jack Mitchell said...

Contrast the Panthers, asserting that blacks could rule the nation, with the modern day Tea Party reminding us who does rule the nation.

C R Krieger said...

"Govern", Jack, "govern".

And, they weren't even asserting that they could govern the nation, but that they could and would "govern" themselves, and exercise their rights under the constitution.

As for the Tea Parties, they remind me that a collusion of Democrats and Repbulicans on Capitol Hill have and are continuing to govern this nation and not doing a very good job of it.

Those folks on Capitol Hill are faced with two questions.  One is if Keynes is right and the other is if "environmental" (and public health and safety) concerns are such that we need to power down our economy to prevent reaching some tipping point where the environment changes for a long time (long time to be defined).  And the third question, which is the degree to which these United States should be concerned about what other independent nations are doing, as long as it doesn't directly impact us.

Regards  —  Cliff

nealcroz said...

When a government can't or won't provide the basic needs of safety and security, individual members of society will resort to the default position of, "To thy own self be true" or "take care of yourself because nobody else will do it."

The Tea Party and the Black Panthers or their ilk are apples and oranges...in spite of the MSM and liberal efforts to brand them as terrorists. Keynesian theory has failed America since FDR mainstreamed it in the form of his New Deal. But only Keynesian theory provides the pathway, the context through which Federal politicians can continue to flourish. The Free Market economy is anathema to everything Keynes and Marx have stood for.