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Apology For Being Fired – 2nd Amendment is a Gun Permit

Apology For Being Fired – 2nd Amendment is a Gun Permit

It was 42 years ago that Jim Gaylord lost his job as a teacher for being gay. On Sunday, members of the Tacoma School Board came back with a long overdue apology.

Gaylord was welcomed as a guest of honor at a fundraising event for Oasis Youth Center, a safe haven for gay teenagers in Tacoma. Members of the center said Gaylord inspired them because he embraced being gay in a time when the world was stacked against him.
In 1972, Gaylord worked as a social studies teacher at Wilson High School, until he was fired because of his sexual orientation. Gaylord sued and his case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, but he ultimately lost.
Tacoma School Board President Kurt Miller said the firing was rooted in prejudice, and in no way reflects the values of the district today.
“On behalf of the board, staff, students and families of the Tacoma School District, I offer a sincere apology to Mr. Jim Gaylord,” Miller said.

2nd Amendment is a Gun Permit

Written by Scott Landreth. Republished with permission from

“I have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms!”

“The 2nd amendment is my gun permit!”

“State gun laws violate the 2nd amendment!”

Most of the people who utter these words are well-intended. They are very passionate about their right to keep and bear arms, but I can’t help but wonder if they truly understand where rights come from or what the 2nd amendment means . . .

Perhaps they’ve never taken the time to think about what these worn out cliches imply: that our right to keep and bear arms is granted to us by the 2nd amendment, that without the 2nd amendment, no such right would exist and that the 2nd amendment is a “universal” prohibition against all gun laws.

These same people likely cheered when a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Illinois’ ban on concealed carry permits and gave lawmakers there a deadline to craft legislation legalizing the concealed carry of firearms. This was said to be a victory for the 2nd amendment, but it was no such thing.

It was yet another blow to federalism intended to further centralize power in Washington DC.

The 2nd Amendment is Your Gun Permit? I Think Not!

Moonbat Liberal Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette

Americans are again aware of the anti-US bigotry of a Canadian Liberal. We’ve heard the inane moonbat rantings of former Liberal Member of Parliament Carolyn Parrish and witnessed her stomping on a small effigy of the US President.
Now we have Liberal Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette making a total fool of herself, uttering this nonsense, which is only a part of her whole unhinged diatribe, which I haven’t bothered to pay any attention, but which I understand to be shameful and wholly unhelpful as well as totally out of context relative to Canada’s seal hunt controversy, which sparked this imbecile’s screechery, part of which is quoted thusly:

“They must start to look at their own behaviour, the permanent heightening of the planet’s insecurity since the election of Bush…”

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I can’t say that I was spanked much as a child. Though I can remember, distinctly I might add, the few times when I was.

One instance involved a serious thrashing with a wooden spoon. The perpetrator (I don’t want to point any fingers) says she feels badly about it now. I can tell you for sure that I never repeated what I was being punished for in the first place.

That said, I’m not a spanker. Try as I might, I’m incapable of buying into the notion that it’s acceptable to hit, smack, spank, whip, paddle or belt your kids while — in the same breath — insisting it’s absolutely not acceptable for them to do the same to others.
This double standard is inherently unjust. But mostly, it’s simply confusing to children. Plus, to be honest, I have no desire to inflict physical pain on my kids.

And so it is with great interest that I observe the latest goings on in our nation’s capital, where Liberal Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette is promoting the anti-spanking measure known as Bill S-209.

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