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Campus Question – January 13, 2013

January 13, 2013

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Campus Question – January 13, 2013

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Today on NBC’s Meet the Press, Colin Powell called Chuck Hagel “superbly qualified” to serve as Secretary of Defense, while on ABC’s This Week Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) raised rumors about Hagel’s temperament and on Fox News Sunday Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) wondered what message the nomination sends to Iran and Israel. And on CNN’s State of the Union NRA President David Keene urged a national mental illness database, insisting “We’re not going to compromise on peoples’ rights.” Do these shows’ directions read “Blather, Rinse, Repeat?”

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  • NCrissieB

    I didn’t have room in the question for this jurisprudential gem from Gun Owners of America head Larry Pratt:

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was wrong to assume that the government had the right to place limits on the Second Amendment. “He was not speaking from a constitutional perspective,” Pratt said.

    “The amendment does provide it’s own degree of scrutiny: It says, ‘shall not be infringed,'” Pratt said on Fox News Sunday after host Chris Wallace read a quote from a 2008 case in which Scalia wrote that the Second Amendment was not “unlimited.”

    Well, at least his name is appropriate….

    • Apparently, Mr. Pratt forgot to read the first sentence of the Second Amendment. That whole part about “a well-regulated militia,” :roll:

  • addisnana

    I’m with Norbrook….well-regulated! :roll: I also hope that we can make some legislative progress before any more right winger, gun crazy armed citizens activate their “I will shoot people” speeches for You-Tube.

  • winterbanyan

    Hagel is qualified and I am getting very tired of faux controversy created to improve ratings. We have enough real problems they ignore in favor of breathless outrage.

    As for Pratt… ugh. These types sicken me. Like the GOP they resist reason…in favor of controversy.