Gun rights evaporated in England. Gun rights are under attack here too. Lefties think the Second Amendment is archaic. But the lefties love the First Amendment.
The Bill of rights is a whole tapestry. As is often written the Second Amendment guarantees the First Amendment. Cut a few threads and it all comes undone.
British Speech Nannies and the Respectable Tendency
The British media is abuzz this week over the creation of a new government-run press regulator. The NYT reports that the new code invests the regulator with the authority to “order prominent corrections in publications that breach standards,” a power now enshrined in the royal charter, which also sets the rules for the BBC and the Bank of England. British tabloids are not known for the integrity of their content, but many feel that government regulation of it is a bridge too far.Think it couldn't happen here? Put a limit on magazine capacity, put a limit on blogging?
Bent British newspaper hacks are indeed a curse. Nobody anywhere in the world thinks Britain’s tabloid press does a good job. But the slimiest, most gin-sodden Fleet Street hack who ever lived isn’t as dangerous to Britain as the bland, responsible, respectable people who decided to set up a government-backed press board.
Require background checks before recklessly printing a letter-to-the-editor from an unlicensed writer?
Any government man will tell you the pen is mightier and more dangerous (to them) than an assault weapon. They want to control what can restrict their power.