As Executive Vice-president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre is currently the face of pro-gun side of the gun control argument. In the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting in December, he has been holding up his end about as well as Todd Akin has been presenting himself as an expert on the female anatomy. In Senate hearings yesterday, LaPierre’s arguments against universal background checks for gun transactions couldn’t have been more fanciful if he had hired Lewis Carrol as a ghost writer. He has the additional problem that he is arguing against the position supported not only by 92 percent of the American body politic, but by 80 percent of his own members.
Massachusetts congressman Jim McGovern got an unprecedented number of eyeballs (for floor speech in the House) on Reddit when he proposed not one but two constitutional amendments directed at the Citizens United decision. These decision effectively removed most barriers to corporations spending unlimited amounts of money on campaigns, outside of what they donate directly to political campaigns. The rationale was that corporations enjoy the same First Amendment rights as you or I, that “corporations are people, too.”
According to the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone:
Legislating for the right for people of the same sex to marry is like legalizing male breastfeeding.