in january, two 6 year old boys were suspended from white marsh elementary school for playing cops and robbers during recess. their actual crime: using their FINGERS as guns.
Educators say parents can use this as a teaching point and talk about the importance of not shooting at one another.this sounds an awful lot like martian speak. an imaginary finger gun is a pellet gun is a 357 is 12 gauge is an AK47.
in february, the senate unanimously approved SB 247 which will reverse the state law that declares pit bulls inherently dangerous AND holds the owners and landlords responsible for damages that pit bulls commit. if this bill makes it into law, maryland will be a one free bite, one free mauling, one free killing state.
once again, martian speak. a chihuahua is a beagle is a lab is a doberman is a rottweiler is a pit bull.
bravo maryland. fucking bravo. i can't wait to see what march brings.
Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America
Chapter XV: Unlimited Power of the Majority, and its Consequences - part 2 Tyranny of the Majority
I know no country in which there is so little true independence of mind and freedom of discussion as in America.
In America the majority raises very formidable barriers to the liberty of opinion: within these barriers an author may write whatever he pleases, but he will repent it if he ever step beyond them. Not that he is exposed to the terrors of an auto-da-fe, but he is tormented by the slights and persecutions of daily obloquy. His political career is closed forever, since he has offended the only authority which is able to promote his success. Every sort of compensation, even that of celebrity, is refused to him. Before he published his opinions he imagined that he held them in common with many others; but no sooner has he declared them openly than he is loudly censured by his overbearing opponents, whilst those who think without having the courage to speak, like him, abandon him in silence. He yields at length, oppressed by the daily efforts he has been making, and he subsides into silence, as if he was tormented by remorse for having spoken the truth.
Works have been published in the proudest nations of the Old World expressly intended to censure the vices and deride the follies of the times; Labruyere inhabited the palace of Louis XIV when he composed his chapter upon the Great, and Moliere criticised the courtiers in the very pieces which were acted before the Court. But the ruling power in the United States is not to be made game of; the smallest reproach irritates its sensibility, and the slightest joke which has any foundation in truth renders it indignant; from the style of its language to the more solid virtues of its character, everything must be made the subject of encomium. No writer, whatever be his eminence, can escape from this tribute of adulation to his fellow-citizens. The majority lives in the perpetual practice of self-applause, and there are certain truths which the Americans can only learn from strangers or from experience.