Originally Posted by kool kat2
The "how much can I get away with" reminded me of a video I saw somewhere (i forgot, maybe YouTube?) Of some guys walking around with their big ass gun. A cop comes up and questions them and they go on about their gun rights, they refuse to id themselves and go on about those rights..... You could tell they were just trying to prove a point. I'm all for rights but that was a pretty stupid move.
Especially since under the "Patriot" law they could have been thrown in jail for refusing to show ID!
This is a very touchy subject for all parties. But now is a time for more rational thought and less over-the-top hyperbole. There's room for a middle ground here, but we must remember that it's a Constitutional issue. If the overwhelming majority of Americans don't want to change the Constitution, then we must accept the connotations of it as it is. If there are enough Americans willing to change the Constitution, I hope that it can be done without rushing to what might be a big mistake.
My own personal take on the matter is that if enough minds can be changed for a Constitutional amendment, then enough minds can be changed so that there's no need
for a Constitutional amendment. In the end it's still about what's in our hearts and minds, not about contraband.