Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Is there a double standard Gov. Quinn?

Is there a double standard Governor Quinn between sex offenders who are physicians and those who are attorneys? According to an article written by Tribune reporter Megan Twohey in Friday's July 22, 2011 Chicago the TRIBUNE WATCHDOG UPDATES section titled Sex offenders will lose their medical licenses there must be a double standard.

The article states that "Doctors and other health care workers convicted of sex crimes, forcible felonies or battery of a patient (client) will be stripped of their medical licences in Illinois under a sweeping new law." emphasis (client) added

"Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure Thursday in response to a Tribune investigation that found predatory doctors, even those convicted of crimes, often faced little or no punishment from state regulators, said his spokeswoman, Brooke Anderson." No mention of weather the Tribune investigated the legal profession in regards to predatory attorneys convicted of crimes and weather or not they often faced little or no punishment from state regulators...I wonder why that was not mentioned; I wonder if the trial lawyers could have donated significantly more to the Governor's political campaign.

According to the article in the Chicago Tribune "The governor wants patients (why not attorney clients) to feel safe and to be safe," she said. (emphasis attorney clients) added  "After the things that were brought to light in the tribune, he supported the bill." I wonder if the governor feels the same way about attorneys that commit crimes. I wonder if the Tribune has the "guts" to do an in debt investigation of attorneys that commit crimes and if they ever even come to the light of day for investigation much less prosecution and loosing their law licenses. I think that would be an interesting study and one that would be fair and balanced....don't you? Go ahead and do it Chicago Tribune...I dare you...I double dare you!

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