In New Orleans at least, people without carry permits are often feeling the need to carry anyway and HB4 just recognizes that fact.
Mitch Landrieu has the cart before the horse on this. Consider what the monuments of Jesus on the Cross mean to Christians. Does it remind them of the evil done, or of evil avoided?
You can change what the monuments mean by eliminating the still existing racism so that the monuments then become a reminder of how the evils of the past are finally in the past and exist no longer.
You can't, however, simply eliminate the monuments and then expect people not to be reminded daily of the still existing racism that will continue to exist. You could bulldoze all the former slave quarters, bulldoze the sites of slave trading in town, rename all the streets, etc and still accomplish nothing to stop the daily reminders that racism is still rampant.
Yet, there are displays of Hilter which are turned into admonishments and warnings that someone like him should never rise to power again. It is the context in which the statue is displayed that matters, and what it comes to represent that matters, and this meaning can or could be changed. I'd like to see a statue of Obama beside Lee.
I'd like to see a few religious symbols that remind me of unfortunate past events also come down. The KKK has marched with enough Christian Crosses to put those on my list, not to mention the reminders of past religious persecutions, the spanish inquisition and the crusades. There is likely no end to the things we should get rid of once we start.
The Mayor's spokesman keeps referring to NOPD's robust security plan. Where was this robust plan in evidence Sunday morning at First Unitarian Universalist Church?
Like, but Gack! the prices.
Weasels. Weasel words.
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