Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Governor Bill Richardson deserves a fair chance in the Democrat party primary for President. [I do not find the term "Democrat" offensive, even in this sense.]

One albatross is the rooster fighting gambling. Rooster fighters (the non-combatants, like Rush Limbaugh), the ones who say "Let's you and him fight!" Gamblers! Not gaming, gambling! The so-called tradition of cock fighting is based on gambling.

We need to correct our laws to eliminate another possible albatross. Now, while the legislature is in session, we need to overhaul our short gun laws. During territorial days and up until 1963, it was unlawful to carry a firearm, except while traveling. No carrying in villages, towns or cities. Since 1963, carrying a firearm openly has been lawful (with restrictions as to places, age of carrier, etc.). This is not even law of the old West. This is law of the ridiculous!

Why saddle Governor Richardson with this albatross? Now is the time. We have the time, in this session of the legislature. Let us lift this burden from the back of the Governor, and bring New Mexico more into the Union.

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