Tag Archives: guns

Raskin Takes On The 2nd Amendment

(3:48) Listen as Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland explains the 2nd amendment to Radical Republicans: The 2nd amendment was put in the constitution mostly so that the country would not have to have a standing army. Standing armies in Europe … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment Is Not Good Enough For Republicans

Republican lawmakers passed an amendment to the Iowa Constitution which will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. I urge readers to vote no. According to House Majority Leader Matt Windschitl, “The Freedom Amendment is the proposal to enshrine in our … Continue reading

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Heather Cox Richardson: U.S. Politics “A Tyranny of the Minority”

Amanpour and Company  –  posted May 27, 2022 (17 minutes) Our gun culture and the mythology of the Cowboy. Listen closely as Historian Heather Cox Richardson fills in the huge gaps in how we got to where we are today. … Continue reading

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Next Week Shaping Up To Be Memorable

Next week is shaping up potentially to be memorable. Pay attention! The January 6th Select Committee is scheduled to hold eight live hearings beginning next Thursday. Some will be held during prime time. We can probably expect some major headlines … Continue reading

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ALEC And The NRA

I had planned to write about the connection between ALEC – the behind closed doors, corporate run lobbying group for corporations – and the NRA. But I am guessing Santa Claus must have wanted me not to get overworked, so he … Continue reading

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Sorrow

One of the worst tragedies that can befall anyone is the loss of a child. Blogforiowa wishes to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the senseless shootings in Connecticut yesterday. We hope that some good will … Continue reading

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Everyday I Think Of This

Hug your kids. Every day, hug your kids. Be sure to let them know that you love them. Let them know that you are trying to do your best for them. Sometimes you make mistakes, but you are trying. And when … Continue reading

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Opinions On Gun Control

Friday morning once more provided us with a reminder that we live in the United States where nearly any person with a score to settle can have access to weapons made expressly for the purpose of killing people. I am … Continue reading

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Teabagger Health Care System And Shoot Your Neighbor Laws

Beginning Monday the Supreme Court (referred to as SCOTUS) will hear arguments on the fate of the Affordable Care Act (often referred to as “Obama Care”). Well as Bill Maher noted last week “If they call it Obamacare every time … Continue reading

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