The lady doth protest too much, methinks. — William Shakespeare
Is there such a thing as "bad activism"? I'm asking because I'm seeing a lot of criticism of the folks who are protesting the Memphis Zoo's encroachment onto the Greensward at Overton Park.
Well, they ain't never going my way.
One runs at midnight and the other one
Running just 'fore day. — Muddy Waters
I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
— Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
Well, we Tennesseans dodged a bullet, didn't we? Or maybe several. The state House of Representatives finally showed some common sense and blocked passage of the proposed "open carry" law that passed the Senate two weeks ago. That bill would have allowed anyone who could legally purchase a gun to carry it on their person at any time, as long as it was visible. Current required safety measures such as a permit, a criminal background check, or gun safety training would have been made a thing of the past ...