On Mon, 1 Apr 2013 21:28:55 -0400, in talk.politics.guns "Scout"
>"it is not the source of the rights"
>What you gain is those protections of your rights that the Constitution of
>Australia provides. Or the Founding Fathers of Australia. I disagree on
>this one. Many rights are recognized, and many more are not, at least
>not to the point of saying you can exercise them. Try going to North
>Vietnam and holding a speech critical of the government. Sure, and
>others are vastly different both in language and more importantly in
>application. Agreed, but in other areas the laws protecting individual rights in America
>are stronger than they are in Europe. Not sure I see your point other than perhaps
>both infringe some rights more excessively than others. Nothing has been a "right"
>in practice, since all have been subject to infringements by every government at
>some time or another. Yep, and now with the acknowledgement of the 2nd and
>the incorporation of it under the 14th such laws are being challenged and in some
>cases overturned. Sort of like in Europe? So you're afraid simply because someone
>is armed? Wow, bet you***yourself when confronted by an armed police officer.
>FYI, what you are describing is known as "paranoia". Please describe
> what you consider would be getting better? Freedom is a serious mistake?
>Why not? Don't you have the strength of your convictions, or are you just a
>blow hard hypocrite? Hmm.. and yet we see no real improvement in their
>crime situation that can be attributed to gun control laws, or the massive
>number confiscated and destroyed. So where is the benefit from these fairly
>strict laws other than violating the rights of people?
grass cutting money and bought an almost new J.C. Higgins bicycle with
an honest to gosh Bendix "kick-down" rear hub. Back in those days,
the Bendix was the hottest thing on the road... and no self respecting
***** would be caught wearing Spandex!
Now, Altus, Oklahoma is a little town about 40 miles west of Lawton
and we heard that there was to be a big bicycle race there one
Saturday with a large cash prize over a thousand dollars! Three of us
got up at 5:00 AM and hit the road. Later, we rolled into Altus like
a bunch of wild west gunslingers just as the parade was kicking off
down main street... I guess it was "Main Street"... it was the only
paved one they had, anyway.
We registered for the race, lined up with the rest of the kids, and
<BANG!> we took off with much cheering and yelling.
I'll make a long story short... we came in #1, #2, and #3 by a wide
margin. But there wasn't any cash prize. It was, like, backpacks
full of school supplies donated by the local merchants, only kids
didn't carry backpacks in those days.
Anyway, one of our group had participated in a real bicycle race
before; therefore, we were declared to be *professional* bicycle
racers and, for this reason, not eligible to compete. Well, we were
just fit to blow bubbles! Professional bicycle racers? One of their
junior-high cheerleaders asked me for my autograph!!!
It was one of the greatest days of my life, Scout.