23 November 2007

Thought For The Weekend

The Media & Public Opinion . . .

"Its name is Public Opinion. It is held in reverence. It settles everything. Some think it is the voice of God." -- Mark Twain

The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principles that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered." -- Samuel Butler

The above quotes are taken from the first page of Chapter 5 in Donald D. Hook's 1993 book, Gun Control: The Continuing Debate. The quotes are illustrative as we had toward arguments next Spring before the U.S. Supreme Court on the District of Columbia v. Heller case (previously Parker v. District of Columbia).

Consciously watch the mainstream "old school" media during the next three to four months. Watch how they pull out all the stops to manipulate public opinion regarding this potentially landmark legal decision, which is expected to be rendered sometime next summer. Watch how they do all they can to push the "collective" theory of the meaning of the 2A. They will incorporate testimony, if they can get it, from people in the military, ex-military, and police in an attempt to give credibility to their narrow viewpoint, away from which more and more legal scholars over the years have moved.

Watch . . .

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