Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Friday, January 11, 2013

Your Government at Work

So Florida Senator Bill Nelson has posted a survey on his .gov homepage asking "Would you favor reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004?"  Of course I had to register my vote.  But when the results popped up, I was certain I was at a .gov website:

If you can't read that, it says 23 votes "Yes," 27 votes "No," total votes 1745.

So apparently no one on the Senator's staff can find a real online poll service?  Or is this just to prevent the Senator's embarrassment when the actual results come back 3:1 against reinstating the ban?

Yeah, your .gov at work for sure.


UPDATE: Somebody finally got it working. At this time, 4,398 votes - 4319 "No," 67 "Yes," and 12 "No Opinion."  Oh, and that's 64.5:1

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