The excuse usually given by the police for attacking the Occupy protesters with tear gas and billy clubs is "sanitation." Like nobody in the city knows where to hire a few port-a-potties.
the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the
Government for a redress of grievances. ~ the First Amendment
Damn Good Gun Idea
Everybody who owns a car is required to buy liability insurance. It makes sense that owners of a weapon which, when used as directed, kills things ought to be required to purchase insurance. Let the free market decide on the risk. Also, I need a operator's license to drive a car, shouldn't I need one to carry a gun?
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a
free State, ~ the Second Amendment
What Is an Libertarian?
A libertarian is simply a rich anarchist.
The Loooooong Graph
The graph in the link is just too long to embed but it explains the effect of Herm Cain's 999 plan better than 10,000 words.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and
effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated ~ the Fourth Amendment
The TSA and You
As far as I can tell (and believe me the logic is as twisted as a corkscrew in a tornado), federal courts have ruled that the Fourth Amendment applies at all times except whenever the government wishes to ignore it. Exceptions include any form of transportation (cars, planes, trains, and buses), schools, unusual conduct, usual conduct if police say the word "drugs" afterwards, or if an individual is black, brown, or suspected of being Muslim-like.