Dud's blog
04 03 2016

Fri, 04 Mar 2016

The End of Compromise

The first time I noticed that compromise was finished was when I became aware
of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Years ago, the NRA was only “uncompromising”, as opposed to “the party of gun insanity” that it is now. The NRA opposed any form of “gun” legislation; regulating armor piercing (“cop killer”) bullets, regulation of magazine sizes, regulation of gun types (“assault rifles”). The idea, as I understand it, is that any regulation will be the first law that will ultimately result in the total banning of all firearms.

Of course, rational people will realize that this is silly; banning teflon coated bullets does not necessarily lead to a total ban on firearms.

Today’s example is The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) claiming that the American Library Association is “pro-porn” and “pro-obscenity” because the ALA has fought against mandatory internet filters in libraries. In other words, if you’re not 100% in agreement with NCOSE about every nuance of their every position, you’re the enemy. Never mind free speech, the Bill of Rights, etc.

Bill Dudley
March 4, 2016
New Jersey

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