Archive for July 29th, 2020

History Lesson: The Bill of Rights and Gun Ownership

Vic’s post makes for a great refresher course, friends! Give it a read. — YUR


Amid the violence plaguing the US, we can’t forget the original controversy about gun ownership. For many gun owners, including friends and family, the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution is sacred. However, and here’s the kicker, there is no 2nd Amendment without the other nine.

The first ten amendments to the Constitution were drafted as a package, and were required to ensure adoption of the US Constitution. Collectively, they are called the “Bill of Rights.” The 2nd Amendment is only one of the ten. Tear down any of these fundamental rights, and you tear down them all.

Here is the set, courtesy of the National Constitution Center.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/29/20

Hal Borland (Author of When The Legends Die)

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”   —   Hal Borland

(Trees are great company!  Their canopies provide both shade and shelter.  And, other than the gentle rustling of their leaves . . . they don’t talk back!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 07/29/20

☆ TAG! You're It! ☆ - Discuss ScratchVisual Description:  Playground perseverance.


Clue/Question:  If you get tagged while playing tag, just accept the fact and think – – –

Meadow Brook Intermediate School - Schoolyard Playground

Answer:  SO BE IT

(Short and sweet!  Or, should that be short and solemn?  This Jumble may have been suggested by someone like Ken, or lwc.  My wife, who is a “good” Catholic, is very fond of this – originally – Biblical phrase.  I’m more of a “whatever” kind of guy, or “okie dokes”!  “Because I’m easy.  Yeah, I’m easy.”  “I’m easy as a Sunday morning.”  That’s the Keith Carradine/Lionel Ritchie mash-up of my philosophy, folks!

All of today’s clue words are familiar old friends, again.  However, all of the jumbles appear to be new.  No stumpers today, for me.  The answer letter layout was a concise six letter jumble.  I thought it was nicely cryptic.  I just remember the “You’re It! of the tag of my youth.  Do Catholic kids go running around saying “So be It”?  JKLOL!

Fine schoolyard playground cartoon.  I’m seeing a jungle gym and the bottom portion of a slide.  All fenced in, for the kids security.  Nowadays, I think some folks would probably consider the game of tag a form of assault!  Of course, I say this in jest, but then again . . .  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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