22 December 2010

Pits and Stones

from Proverbs Twenty-Six
 "As snow in summer and as rain in harvest, so honor is not seemly for a fool."

Okay, I'll admit it:  I rather enjoy Mishley's sense of elitism.  It's comforting for someone who looks out at the world and often sees foolish people in positions of power and authority making decisions that have a negative effect on the course of human events. 

I read with great interest Pauline Maier's essay about Justice Breyer and the Second Amendment.  Especially in light of the recent investigative piece in the Milwaukee Journal about how damn easy it is to sell guns:  "The series has revealed how a gun store’s violations were erased with a simple ownership change, the public can’t see violations because of secrecy laws and felons can rent firearms at gun stores without a background check."

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