I'm noticing that the campaign has entered its last week, and folks are getting a little shrill. This thing has been going on for well over a year now, and I'm tired of it. If it weren't for the absolute, generational importance of this election I'd stay home on election day, but we've got things to take care of in Louisiana on the ballot next Tuesday, some statewide and local things that need attention, so I've got to go pull the lever. It's a dead-set cinch that Romney is going to carry Louisiana We aren't a battleground state, and haven't been since I can remember politics.
The most important statewide measure on the ballot is Amendment 2, which will strengthen the Louisiana Constitution regarding firearms ownership and use. It will make firearms ownership a fundamental right and will require that any infringement on that right be subject to strict scrutiny in the courts. This is a no-brainer, and I'll be voting YES on amendment 2. The amendment is projected to win easily and Louisiana will lead the way in gun rights, as it should.