So, this story isn’t a big deal, but it should make you think a little bit. Why won’t Gregory be prosecuted? He evidently broke the (local) law! If we value the law and the ordering effect that it has on our lives, then shouldn’t he at least be prosecuted even if there is no serious consequence? Of course, if there is no serious consequence, then how important is this law? Or think about it this way: what if it wasn’t someone famous and “respected” like David Gregory? Wouldn’t they be prosecuted without prejudice? Doesn’t his possession of an illegal magazine of ammunition prove how easy it would be for someone to procure such an item? Especially someone who is not particularly motivated to abide by laws to begin with? But back to my first point…if there is a law worth having – for whatever reason, be it deterrence, behavior control, safety, etc. – shouldn’t that law also be worth prosecuting? I’m not particularly interested in talking about gun issues here. I’m talking about living by, and respecting the rule of law. Without intending to exaggerate, if we are already violating “minor” laws here and there, then aren’t we already (ignorantly, perhaps) in danger of flaunting the rule of law and saying, by our actions, that we don’t care for the rule of law? What is the difference between breaking a minor law versus a major law? If you’ve broken the law, you’ve broken the law! Sure, the consequences ought to measure the difference between the minor and the major, but the basic principle is not affected: you broke the law! We don’t really like to think about that. Instead we focus our energies on how other people break more serious laws than we do – the robbers, thieves, murderers, the corrupt, the rich tax cheat, etc. Then we compare ourselves to those folks and give ourselves a pass on the judgment of the law. What a mistake that is! It will likely only lead to an increased desensitization toward the law. There is a better Way, but you can’t legislate it. It is Grace, and it is up to each individual to choose for themselves. It can’t be decided for them. But for how we live together and encourage peace, I believe the law has a role and is vitally inportant. For my two cents, a lot could be done if we looked at reducing our laws and regulations to make living in compliance and respect a more attractive possibility. No charges for NBC host for on-air ammunition clip, http://fxn.ws/11nJFrh – Sent via the FOX News Android App.

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Just a thought to throw out there…

I’ve noticed (without cataloging the evidence) that the “liberal” press (or as some people refer to it, the serious source for news) and its supporters caution news consumers to be wary when they read stories from sources like Fox News and other “conservative” news press organizations. I agree, readers ought to read/view their news thoughtfully and think about the report critically no matter where they get their information. What strikes me as disingenuous is when those same folks stay mum on any story that doesn’t add up from one of the preferred news sources.

I have more thoughts to add, but little time to put them to ink (so-to-speak).

“Gov. Perry’s plan will reduce taxes for everybody and grow the economy and not pit Americans against each other like President Obama is doing,” Perry campaign spokesman Mark Miner told Fox News. [emphasis added]

via Perry To Pitch Scrapping Tax Code, Offering Optional 20 Percent Flat Tax | Fox News.

 

In lighter news…

The world will be coming to an end this Saturday morning just before six o’clock.

New York Man Spends Life Savings Ahead of May 21 Doomsday, http://fxn.ws/lxn1Un – Sent via the FOX News Android App. Check out the FOX News Android application. To learn more and download the app, go to http://www.foxnews.com/android

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Parents Outraged Over New Zealand Schools Planning ‘Secret’ Abortions, http://fxn.ws/maxby7 – Sent via the FOX News Android App.

There is a guidance counselor in the article quoted saying something like, this could be an ethical nightmare. Ya think?

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“There is no official or unofficial evidence that there were instances of sexual intercourse or the carrying out of sexual experiments in space,” Valery Bogomolov, the deputy director of the Moscow-based Institute of Biomedical Problems, told Interfax.

via Secret Space Sex Experiment Rumors Denied by Russian Expert – FoxNews.com.

Umm…okay.

“Hey what’s your name? ‘My name is M-o-e,'” Sanchez said, feigning a Southern drawl that drew howls of laughter from Miller and her co-host. “Ok Moe. Moe-ster, how you doing baby? What are we going to do today? What’s your interest? What can we work on together?”
“‘Well, it’s unconstitutional,” she said, using her faux Southern accent.
Sanchez’s spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Congresswoman Feigns Southern Accent to Deride Tea Party Lawmakers – FoxNews.com, http://fxn.ws/fIUTWh – Sent via the FOX News Android App. Check out the FOX News Android application. To learn more and download the app, go to http://www.foxnews.com/android

This lacks class for a member of congress, don’t you think? I suspect that Tea Party folks won’t let it bother them too much. Unlike every time a Democrat protected group is criticized, the Tea Party won’t likely feign excessive outrage in order to brow beat their opponents into withdrawing their position.

It would just be nice if this report could make the nightly news like all of the other incidents of Democrat misbehavior. Oh, wait…

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