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Morning Briefing for July 25, 2012

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RedState Morning Briefing
July 25, 2012

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1. The Desire to Return to the Box

Prometheus was a sneaky Titan. He created man despite Zeus warning him not to. Then he brought men fire. In addition to punishing Prometheus, Zeus decided to get even.He had Hephaestus mold a woman from clay and the gods breathed life into her filling her with all the finest attributes of the gods — beauty, creativity, kindness, and also curiosity.Zeus then arranged a marriage between the woman and Prometheus’s brother, Epimetheus. Prometheus had warned his brother not to accept gifts from Zeus, but the brother did so anyway. He and his wife, Pandora, were given a box with a very clear instruction on it to never open it.One day, Pandora, overcome by her gods given curiosity, opened the box. Pestilence, plague, disease, and sin poured forth from the box into the world. Last out of the box came hope.Some will take issue with comparing guns to Pandora’s box, but in the discussion of gun control, Pandora’s box is the appropriate analogy. Try as we might, we will never, ever put guns back into Pandora’s box.Gun control is a fool’s errand.Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. Obama Campaign Official Sen. Louise Lucas: Romney Campaigning on Racism

Disagreement continues to be defined as racism by the Democrat party. Speaking on the John Fredericks Morning Show, State Sen. Louise Lucas, part of President Obama’s “Truth Team” and an official member of the campaign, accused Mitt Romney of gearing his campaign in Virginia to “fringe racists” which, one can only assume, is anyone that opposes President Obama.Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. Bloomberg: A Little Anarchy Might Help Convince People to Give Up Their Guns

The latest evidence that New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg’s brain is melting into a puddle of hot goo came courtesy of a Monday night appearance on Piers Morgan’s CNN “show.” This time, the pint-sized billionaire with a taste for cradle-to-the-grave control over the proletariat suggested that “police officers across this country…stand up collectively and say ‘we’re going to go on strike’” until the people, in exchange for order, safety, and security, willingly give up their right to bear arms.Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. We’ve Defeated Fred Upton!

Well, not exactly. Fred Upton has defeated Fred Upton.As the primary season progresses, we’ve see this pattern repeat itself on numerous occasions. There’s an old bull Republican who has been pushing for big government and anti-free-market policies for years. Then, as soon as his primary opponent begins to sow the seeds of disquiet in his district, the old bull lurches to the right, introduces conservative legislation, and attacks his conservative challenger as a liberal.Please click here for the rest of the post.

5. Republican Supporters of a Democrat Senate

In recent years, GOP establishment figures have accused the Tea Party of thwarting a Republican majority in the Senate by nominating conservatives whom they believe are unelectable. One would expect them do elicit a commensurate degree of outrage from the following story reported by The Hill.Please click here for the rest of the post.

6. Putting Students First

One of the things that we should take from the epic battle in Wisconsin as well as the fundamental changes that are taking place in New Jersey, is that real education reform is no longer a “third rail” political issue. Organizations, governors and activists are taking the issue of education head-on and even the National Education Association (NEA) is learning that their time as the dictators of education are over.Please click here for the rest of the post.

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