“We will come up with perhaps the manifestation of the support – if I still have the support – of our people, and concrete examples of this, perhaps wearing a yellow ribbon, among other things, just to demonstrate exactly in a quick manner where the sentiments of our people lie.”
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Washington, D.C (The Adobo Chronicles) – The powerful and influential National Rifle Association (NRA) has launched a nationwide campaign that it hopes would lead to an amendment to the Second Amendment.
The Second Amendment has been the single biggest roadblock to gun control legislation in the U.S. It protects the rights of ordinary citizens to bear arms. It was ratified on December 17, 1791 along with the other nine amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. While it is a very short amendment, its exact meaning in terms of what types of weapons are protected is still in contention today.
The NRA proposal is both comprehensive and limiting. It seeks to affirm and clarify the right to own guns outside of “organized militia,” while reserving this right only to Republican and Republican-leaning states.
Text of the 2nd Amendment
“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.”
NRA’s Proposed Amendment
“Guns of all types, being necessary to the happiness and security of the Red States, their right to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
NRA is preparing to roll out full-page newspapaper ads, radio and TV commercials, biilboard and bus poster ads and email marketing campaigns in the next few days.
The NRA is coming to a place near you, that is, if you live in a red state.
Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Contrary to widespread public perception, Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino has a Ferdinand E. Marcos-like brilliant mind, capable of authoring a grand design that could lead to his becoming a lifetime head of state.
Under the constitution, Aquino is limited to a six-year term as president, ending in 2016. But he has come to enjoy his presidency so much and the power that comes with the office.
So, he has urged his allies in the Philippine Congress to immediately convene a constitutional convention, the only legitimate process to amend the law of the land.
Aquino is proposing two major amendments to the Philippine Constitution:
Lift the term limit for the president, suggesting that an elected president can run for as many reelections, six-year terms at a time.
Create a fourth branch of government in addition to the Executive, Legislative and Judicial. The fourth branch would be the Catholic Church, to be headed by the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
Aquino said that creating a fourth branch would prevent potential clashes among the existing three branches. “The fourth branch will act as mediator, and who is in a better position to do that than the CBCP,” he added.
Back to Aquino’s brilliant mind, the head of the CBCP, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, is known to be a very close ally and adviser to the president. In other words, Aquino can be assured that CBCP will always align with him in all conflict. His continued reelection will also be assured, considering the great influence of the Church among voters in this predominantly Catholic country.