Friday, September 04, 2009

A First Amendment Weekend

This weekend in Louisiana, while we still pay 9% tax on items such as food and school clothes for our kids, there will be no sales tax collected for guns (including assault rifles), ammunition, and even ATVs if you can show that you'll use it for hunting. What is even worse, the legislation is called "Second Amendment Weekend." We have State Senator Rob Marionneaux to thank for this remarkable legislation, and Governor Bobby Jindal, who signed it into law in July.

The second amendment reads "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." It says nothing about Jindal's right to recruit political support from northern Louisiana, or how to be the National Rifle Association's bitch.

Perhaps they would consider a "First Amendment Weekend," where Jindal refused to use tax dollars to pay for his helicopter trips to distant Lousiana churches on Sundays. James Gil brilliantly sums up this breach of the separation of church and state.


Ann said...

Maybe somebody ought to design a "Bend Over, Bobby" doll. I had no idea about this. I had such hopes for him. He had, you know, a brain. Or so I thought. Obviously a degree from Brown isn't as prestigious now as it used to be.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I hadn't caught that. Excellent post, just when I was already feeling ready to throw in the towel.